In the FCC theatre at 9:00 am, it is time to start “Farming by your numbers” with a presentation from Darren Bond, Farm Management Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture. You can then look forward to hearing about “The future story – farm corporations” from Lance Stockbrugger, with LD Stockbrugger Farms at 9:45 am followed by Kevin Hursh, Owner of Hursh Consulting & Communications speaking about “How to be a successful medium sized farm” at 10:35 am. The morning sessions will wrap up 11:30 am with Sharon Ardron, Farm Management Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture presenting on how to use your “Farm books – not just for taxes”.
The Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association will be hosting a program focusing on “Going for gold – maximizing wheat’s potential at home & on the international stage”. Cam Dahl, President of Cereals Canada, JoAnne Buth, CEO of the Canadian International Grains Institute and Patti Miller, Chief Commission of the Canadian Grain Commission will kick things off at 1:00 pm with a presentation on “Canada’s opportunities and challenges in the international wheat market”. At 1:45 pm, Anthony Parker, Commissioner of the Plant Breeders’ Rights, for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Carla St.Croix, Director of Innovation and Growth Policy Division with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will present on “Value creation consultations: what you should know”. Directly following, at 2:15 pm, PHD student from the University of Manitoba, Amy Mangin will give a presentation on “What’s all the hype about – plant growth regulators?” At 2:45 pm, Farm Production Extension Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, Rejean Picard, will speak about fusarium head blight and “The fungicide window for application”. Andrew Friskop, Assistant Professor and Extension Pathologist at the North Dakota State University will continue the fusarium head blight discussion at 3:00 pm with “The state side story”. Closing out the afternoon is Brennan Turner, CEO at FarmLead asking, “Are you a farm or a hedge fund?”
In the MNP Theatre at 9:00 am we will hear the “Five major changes to drones that will change everything!” with Owner of M3Aerial Productions Inc., Matthew Johnson. At 9:45 am, Head Shark with the The Shark Farm, Rob Sharkey will give his presentation on how “We’ve got an app for that!” Directly following Rob, at 10:30 am, Jason Steinley, Territory Manager, with Dutch Openers will answer the question “Which opener is right for your farm?” At 10:50 am, Senior Research Associate from Niagara College, Sarah Lepp will deliver a presentation titled “Got data – what now?” Closing out the morning at 11:30 am will be Lori Yarnell, Climate Business Manager with Climate Corporation speaking on “The evolution of the digital farming space”.
Wednesday afternoon “Let’s Talk Livestock” in the MNP Theatre with Tere Stykalo, Regional Ag Leader with MNP at 1:00 pm speaking on “Purchasing farmland – how to get the edge on the competition!” At 1:45 pm Chief Operating Officer with the Food Development Centre, Robin Young will ask “Where’s the beef?” Directly following Robin at 2:30 pm is Market Analyst, with Gateway Livestock, Anne Wasko will give us a “Cattle market update”. At 3:15 pm Livestock Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, Pam Iwanchysko will cover “Graze anatomy – planning your grazing system from the ground up!” Closing out the afternoon is Tim Clark, Forage & Livestock Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture with information on “Drought proofing your feed supply”.
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