Benci Seed Farms
Farm Succession Planning Panel
Tuesday, January 24 1:30pm - 2:30pm Room 4
Thursday, January 26 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 1
Julie Benci was born and raised on her family’s seed farm, Benci Seed Farms, in Carmangay. While attending university, Julie worked as an agronomist’s assistant at Cargill and at Monsanto’s research farm. After graduating from the University of Lethbridge with a bachelor of arts in agriculture, Julie worked as an agronomist at HyTech Production Ltd., a canola seed company. She returned to the family farm to work full time in 2008, alongside her parents, who started the seed business 33 years ago.
Three young seed professionals discuss their return to the family farm, how they are being integrated , the challenges and opportunities of returning to the family’s seed business and the importance of succession planning. They offer their advice for future generations entering the family business.