2019 Agri-Vision Speakers 

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Adam Pukalo - Sponsored by: Viterra

Where are grain prices headed? Rather than say I have a crystal ball, I’ll help you understand where grain prices were and are now to help make your future marketing decisions. I’ll provide various futures and options strategies that aim to give you more marketing flexibility.

Bio:Adam is a Commodity Futures Advisor at PI Financial where he focuses on creating futures & options strategies that allow farming operations to participate in market gains while reducing risk.

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Anne Wasko - Sponsored by: Northern Livestock Sales

Cattle Market Situation & Outlook- Discussion to include an update on cattle supplies and production, competitive meats, beef demands and trade along with price forecasts and basis trends.

Anne Wasko has been a market analyst for over 30 years focusing on the Canadian cattle and beef industry. She is currently a Market Analyst for Gateway Livestock Exchange based in Taber, Alberta. Anne makes numerous presentations to conferences across the country each year.

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Dr. H.A. Bart Laudner - Sponsored by: Roberge Transport

Research Initiatives and Applications in the Beef Industry

Dr. Lardner will discuss recent research and initiatives at Western Beef Development Center and University of Saskatchewan. Topics will include, sod seed legumes, DNA parentage, and the relationship between core body temperature and feed efficiency.

For the past 20 years, Dr. H.A. (Bart Lardner) has worked at the Western Beed Devleopment Center focusing on cow-calf and forage production research. Dr. Laudner is a Professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Saskatchewan where he supervises undergraduate and graduate students and teaches classes in forages, ruminant nutrition and beef cattle management

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Bob Tosh - Sponsored by: Redhead Equipment

How Well Does Your Estate Plan Fit with Your Succession Plan?

Bob Tosh, PAg., FEA,is a farm and family business advisor with MNP’s Consulting group. Drawing on his experience in strategic planning, cash flow projections, cost of production analysis and overall farm business planning, Bob has enhanced farm businesses throughout Saskatchewan. Through his work with farm families, Bob has become a specialist in family business succession planning, helping more than 200 families transition to the next generation

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Clinton Monchuk - Sponsored by: Days Hotel

Do Consumers Trust Food?

Clinton Monchuk grew up on a mixed dairy, beef and grain family farm outside of Lanigan, Saskatchewan. He received his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture majoring in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and Masters of Business Administration in Agriculture from the University of Guelph. Clinton has enjoyed numerous roles across North America as a researcher, educator, manager, economist and director of trade policy. Clinton, Laura and their children Jackson and Katelyn, continue to be active partners on their family grain and layer farm in Saskatchewan and cattle ranch in Oklahoma.

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Cody Creelman - Sponsored by: Ritchie Bros.

Tails from the Cattle Pen

Dr. Cody Creelman, a beef cattle veterinarian and vlogger, speaks to the origins of his journey as a digital storyteller and how it has forever impacted his practice, his family, and himself.

Bio: Dr. Cody Creelman is a beef cattle veterinarian and practice owner of Veterinary Agri-Health Services in Airdrie, Alberta. A modern day James Herriot of sorts, Cody shares his story in real-time, creating entertaining and educational videos of his daily adventures in the field.

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Daryl Chubb P.Ag, NSch - Sponsored by: Gowan Canada

A Systems Approach with Regenerative Concepts to Achieve Your Goals

Daryl has offered independent consulting services for eight years in Western Canada focusing on regenerative agriculture systems in Western Canada. Daryl obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) and his Professional Agrologist (P.Ag) designation while remaining very involved in the agriculture industry, both personally and professionally through volunteer contributions, land and livestock ownership. He resides near Irricana, Alberta on a small farm that includes cattle, hay, and rotational grazing with goals of building soil and increasing carrying capacities.

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Grant Michelson - Sponsored by: Global Ag Risk Solutions

Precision Agriculture: Not All Pretty Pictures

Precision agriculture is not all about the pretty pictures, but implementing precision agronomy to strengthen profit margins!

Bio: Grant Michelson completed his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan in 2006, and became a Professional Agrologist and member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists in 2008. He He joined Agri-Trend in 2006 ans has spent the last 12 years working with some of Canada’s top soil, insect, and plant scientists. Grant’s expertise includes risk management, strategic crop planning and precision agronomy. Grant has since started his own company, AgVantage Solutions, where he provides high-level, agronomic services to his customers.

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Heather Watson - Sponsored by: Farm Credit Canada

Heather Watson will outline her recipe for farm business success, including seven management practices driving farm success, the financial gain farmers can expect from adopting these practices and how to make business management a reality on your farm. She’ll also talk about who and what should be in your farm management toolbox, outlining the learning opportunities, resources and support available.

Bio: Heather Watson is the Executive Director of Farm Management Canada (FMC). Heather obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Guelph and went on to earn her master’s from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.


The Do More Agriculture Foundation - Sponsored by: Lloydminster Region Health Foundation

Kim Keller & Lesley Kelly

Breaking down Barriers: A Panel Discussion about Mental Health in Ag

A candid discussion about what mental health is, how it impacts us all, and the struggles and barriers that exist within agriculture. We each play a role in breaking down the barriers and stigma around mental health; listen as each panelist breaks the silence and discusses how we as an industry can do more.

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Charley Sprenger - PAMI - Sponsored by: Bralin Technology

Grain Storage in Tough YEars: What We Learned in 2018

DESCRIPTION: What if snow in September becomes the new norm? All production practices will need to be shifted and optimized and grain storage practices are no exception. Dealing with tough grain in the bins requires careful management and results in higher costs, meaning these practices need to be as efficient as possible. This presentation will cover some management basics for natural air drying with supplemental heat with a focus on optimization of drying duration and costs.

BIO: “Charley Sprenger is an Ag-Research Engineer stationed at PAMI’s Manitoba Operations in Portage la Prairie. She leads various projects involving the agronomics, economics, and logistics of farm production activities in order to provide Western Canadian farmers with valuable research data and tools to help make decisions on their farms. She has been actively involved in the grain storage research program during her 2 years at PAMI. Charley received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Biological Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.”