Keynote Speakers

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOQ

Canada's Eighteenth Prime Minister

Pamela Ronald

Professor, Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis

Clara Hughes

Six-Time Olympic Medalist | Mental Health Advocate

Andrew Coyne

National Post Columnist & CBC “At Issue” Panelist

Concurrent Speakers

Andrew Campbell

Farmer - with a passion for agriculture advocacy

Becky McCray

Small Town Business Owner & Serial Entrepeneur

Breanne Tidemann

Research Scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Brian Beres

Research Scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Brian Innes

Vice President, Government Relations at the Canola Council of Canada

Brian Voth

President at IntelliFARM

Chuck Penner

Owner of LeftField Commodity Research

Daryl Beswitherick

Program Manager for Quality Assurance

Donald Cooper

International Management Speaker and Business Coach

Donna Trottier

Farm and Ranch Safety Extension Coordinator

Drew Lerner

President and Owner - Senior Agricultural Meteorologist - World Weather, Inc.

Elaine Froese

Farm Family Coach

Gord Kurbis

Director, Market Access & Trade Policy at Pulse Canada

Hugh J. Beckie

Weed Scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Jeffrey Fitzpatrick-Stilwell

Senior Manager, Sustainability at McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited

Jim Smolik

Head of corporate affairs

Jolene Noble

Extension Coordinator at Farm Sustainability Extension Working Group

Kevin Elmy

Owner of Friendly Acres Seed Farm Inc.

Lawrence Yakielashek

General Manager of FarmLink Marketing Solutions

Markus Weber

President - LandView Drones

Meghan Vankosky

Research Scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Merle Good

Independent Farm Management Advisor at GRS Consulting

Michael Harding

Research Scientist in Plant Pathology at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Murad Al-Katib

President and Chief Executive Officer at AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.

Murray Hartman

Provincial Oilseed Specialist with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
Rob Strilchuk

Rob Strilchuk

Tax Advisor – Agriculture, MNP

Ruurd Zijlstra

Professor and Chair in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science

Scott Meers

Insect Management Specialist - Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Sean Linstead

Market Analysis Manager

Stephen Strelkov

Professor of Plant Pathology - University of Alberta
Steve Pratte

Steve Pratte

Manager, Policy Development, Canadian Canola Growers Association

Tim Caulfield

Professor of Health Law and Science Policy

Tim McAllister

Principal Research Scientist, Ruminant Nutrition & Microbiology - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Tom Bruulsema

Phosphorus Program Director at International Plant Nutrition Institute
Tracy Hanson

Tracy Hanson

Partner at Walsh LLP

Tyler Bjornson

President, Canada Grains Council & Principal, T. Bjornson & Associates Consulting Inc.