Best of CAMA 2015 Seminar:

Celebrating Our Roots

Home to many of the industry’s founding companies, we’re heading back to where it all began. This year’s seminar kicking off the Best of CAMA 2015 event features a panel of five individuals representing some of Canada’s largest players with last year’s recipient of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year representing farm-family heritage.

They’ll take us back to their humble beginnings, speaking on the experience of building and shaping the agribusiness industry in Canada, discussing the current state of the industry, and looking into the future of agriculture in the 21st century as they see it.

Robert Saik, CEO of The Agri-Trend Group and the 2014 Agri-Marketer of the Year, will moderate the conversation and start off the seminar with his presentation “The Agriculture Manifesto – 10 Key Drivers that will Shape Agriculture in the Next Decade”.   Agriculture is no longer Murray McGlaughlan’s “dusty old farmer bent over the tractor wheel” but a full-fledged modern business integrating all the tools available to it. We will look at how Science and Technology are being integrated with modern agricultural practices to provide society with a safe, reliable food supply in an environmentally sustainable manner AND we will look at some of the threats that could potentially erode our ability to feed the people on the planet.  There are major technology currents pulling on all of humanity.  We can choose to fight the current or be aware of their strength and swim in the same direction…and be ahead of the competition.  Rob will take you on a quick journey showing how farmers are integrating technology  to feed a growing world population.  He will touch on exponentially, robotics, artificial intelligence, sensor integration, bio synthesis (GE and GMO), data systems and environment sustainability.  Finally, we will look at HOW we could integrate all these technologies to best serve our farmer customers through new business opportunities offered by our dealerships.  And lastly, you will walk away with a sense that, in spite of what the media reports, things are actually pretty good and getting better all the time.

Industry Panel Members:

Canola Council of Canada – Patti Miller, President

Macdon Industries Ltd – Kyle Campbell, Territory Manager MB & Eastern SK

Monsanto Canada Inc. – Cornie Thiessen, Trait & Licensing Business Lead

Richardson International Ltd – Carsten Bredin, Vice-President, Grain Merchandising

Myron & Jill Krahn – 2014 Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year

Our moderator will be Robert Saik, will begin the panel discussion by asking each panelist to give a brief introduction of themselves and give an overview of the experiences of building and shaping the agri industry in Canada, including their company’s beginnings, their roots in the province of Manitoba, where their company is now, where they’re going and the future of agriculture in the 21st century.  Following the introductions, the panel discussion will be a mix of questions from Robert and the audience.
Date:           Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time:           10:30am - 2:30pm
Location:     Wellington Room, Fairmont Winnipeg

Schedule of Events

10:30am Registration & Coffee
11:00am Welcome and Opening Comments
11:05am Robert Saik, CEO AgriTrend "“The Agriculture Manifesto – 10 Key Drivers that will Shape Agriculture in the Next Decade”.
12:00pm Lunch
12:45pm “Built on Agriculture” – History of Red River Valley, Mike McAndless – Overview of the project and film.
1:00pm "Celebrating Our Roots" - Panel Discussion
2:30pm End of event

Cost to attend:  $95.00 plus GST (lunch included)

To reserve your place, please login at www.bestofcama.com. 
Go to "My Account" and purchase your tickets online.  Or contact Mary Thornley at info@bestofcama.com or (519) 389-6552.

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