OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Farm Administration Canada held its annual Agricultural Excellence (AgEx) Convention in Guelph, Ontario welcoming farm administration fans from throughout Canada to assemble, be taught and trade information and insights!
AgEx is the one nationwide occasion in Canada that serves as an interactive platform for farmers, advisors, academia, organizations, non-public trade, and authorities officers to attach and collectively pave the best way for farm administration excellence throughout Canada. This yr’s Convention theme, Embrace the Alternative, offered a possibility for attendees to debate social, financial, and environmental impacts on farms and discover the administration practices that foster success in any enterprise atmosphere.
The agenda offered a various studying expertise for members, masking a large number of farm enterprise administration subjects. Delegates heard from over 60 audio system by quite a lot of studying codecs together with a tour of the Dairy Analysis Centre, Elora Brewing Firm, and the Ontario Beef Analysis Centre, keynote displays together with Dave Mitchell of The Management Distinction and Elaine Froese, Canada’s farm household whisperer, Eric Olson of MNP, Sangeeta Lalli of Telus Agriculture, Ed Broschinski of Cargill Marketsense, and Viktoria Schuler of the Canadian Agricultural HR Council, panel discussions targeted on Assembly the Wants of Farm Girls and A New Period for Enterprise Danger Administration Programming together with RealAg Radio Dwell, concurrent workshops together with Danger Administration in a Excessive Curiosity Price Setting, Rising Your Potential as an Efficient Farm Chief, and How College of Guelph College students are Making use of their Abilities within the Actual World, and the Nationwide Farm Enterprise Administration Useful resource Showcase. Delegates may additionally entry our 8 coaches on name to assist their studying journey.
AgEx additionally welcomed the Honourable Senator Rob Black, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Meals and Rural Affairs Lisa Thompson and Daniel Secord of the Mississaugas of the Credit score First Nation.
All the plenary and panel dialogue periods can be found to view on our YouTube channel.
Listed here are a number of key takeaways from Convention delegates:
“You will need to find time for strategic pondering, to step again from the every day rut.”
“Change is sluggish, we have to hold going.”
“Begin occupied with the objectives for every main occasion or determination; cease making computerized choices or choices out of guilt.”
Throughout the annual Agricultural Excellence Banquet, Alberta’s Steve Funk was acknowledged for his contribution to farm administration excellence with the celebrated Wilson Loree Award.
Steve retired earlier this yr as Director of MNP’s Agriculture Danger Administration Sources the place he helped producers and trade perceive AgriStability and different enterprise danger administration (BRM) applications. Steve oversaw the Agency’s provision of AgriStability, AgriInvest, Ag Danger Administration Projector™ and different danger administration companies, the place he was instrumental in service design, improvement, implementation, coaching and monitoring of service supply programs and processes.
Steve has been a number one authority on AgriStability and different BRM applications in Canada. During the last 27 years of Steve’s profession, he devoted himself to serving to authorities form the present BRM framework. Steve has additionally educated lots of of individuals throughout Canada on enterprise danger administration to create consciousness and additional educate the trade on BRM serving to make a constructive affect on many coverage choices associated to BRM.
Extra lately, Steve has been a powerful supporter of monetary fluency in Canadian agriculture. He has drawn a key correlation between a farmer’s degree of monetary fluency and their capability to know danger administration and assist farmer psychological well being by danger administration planning.
Be a part of Farm Administration Canada in Abbotsford-Chilliwack, British Columbia for AgEx 2024 | November 19-21, 2024.
AgEx wouldn’t be potential with out the assist of our authorities and trade companions.
For extra details about AgEx, go to the Convention web site at www.agexcellenceconference.ca
For extra data contact:
Farm Administration Canada
21 Florence St. 2nd Fl, Ottawa (Ontario) K2P 0W6
Electronic mail: [email protected]
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