Geoff Backman

Business Development and Markets Manager, Alberta Wheat Commission

Geoff Backman

Business Development and Markets Manager, Alberta Wheat Commission
Calgary, Alberta

Biography

Geoff Backman joined the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) team in September of 2017 as the business development and markets manager.

Originally studying economics at the University of Victoria, Geoff connected with the material regarding agriculture.  There he researched changes in marketing behaviour by Western Canadian farmers due to the removal of the Canadian Wheat Board.  The thesis produced from this research earned Geoff his Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics.

After completing his Masters, Geoff worked as a grain marketing advisor with Cargill. He valued being able to directly improve the lives of farmers by helping with the economic success of their business.

Outside of the office, Geoff is an avid skier and is working on improving his golf game. For fun, he visits the family farm in Saskatchewan where he enjoys doing hands-on farm work.

All sessions by Geoff Backman

International Wheat Market and Canada’s Potential

Tuesday January 30th, 2018

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 109/109A

Wednesday January 31st, 2018

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 105