Speakers

FarmTech 2018 speakers – we are adding speaker’s information as soon as it is provided to us. The agenda lists all sessions and speakers.

Keynote Speakers

John Maclean

FarmTech 2018 Banquet Speaker

Darrell Bricker

CEO for IPSOS Public Affairs

Robynne Anderson

President of Emerging Ag Inc.

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper

Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister

Linda Duxbury

Professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Concurrent Speakers

Allan Sawiak

Agriculture Tax Specialist, Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP

Allison Ammeter

Director, Alberta Pulse Growers

Ann-Charlotte Wallenhammar

Research Manager, Rural Economy and Agricultural Society

Boyd Mori

Research Scientist– Insect Ecology

Brian Tischler

Collaborative mixed farm operations, and agricultural hardware development

Cam Dahl

President of Cereals Canada

Cherilyn Nagel

Farmer, Facilitator for Farm and Food Care Sask and International Director for the Global Farmer Network

Dave Gallant

Director of Finance and Operations - Canadian Canola Growers Association

David Drozd

President and Senior Marketing Analyst, AgChieve Corporation

David Irvine

The Leader's Navigator

Dean Gallimore

Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator

Drew Lerner

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

Emily Mardell

Owner of Food First Nutrition Consulting and Founder of GetJoyfull

Geoff Backman

Business Development and Markets Manager, Alberta Wheat Commission

Gitane De Silva

Senior Alberta Representative to the United States

Gordon Winkel

Director, Chair, David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management at the University of Alberta

Greg Kostal

President, Kostal Ag Consulting

Greg Porozni

Chair of the Alberta Grains Council

Heather Watson

Executive Director, Farm Management Canada (FMC)

Jay Fuhrer

Conservationist, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Jenn Walker

Research Officer, Alberta Pulse Growers

JP Pettyjohn

Instructor, Crop Technology Program, Lakeland College

Kelly Green

Director of Communications, Canadian Canola Growers Association

Ken King

Founder and co-owner of King Agricultural Consulting Ltd

Kim Keller

CoFounder - SK Women in Ag, Farm At Hand

Kyler Laird

Lairdscape LLC

Lesley Kelly

Head and heart behind the blog, High Heels & Canola Fields

Lisa J. Nemeth

Director, International Markets for Cigi

Marlene Boersch

Owner & Managing Partner, Mercantile Consulting Venture Inc.

Marlene Caskey

Past Director, Alberta Canola

Neil Blue

Provincial Crop Market Analyst with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry

Nevin Rosaasen

Policy & Program Specialist, Alberta pulse Growers

Patti Miller

Chief Commissioner, Canadian Grain Commission

Pierre Petelle

President and CEO of CropLife Canada

Reg Steward

Superintendent of Field Operations and the Provincial Ranch Safety Consultant, AgSafe BC

Renee DeWindt-Hoyme

Provincial Director ,Alberta Seed Growers.

Rob Dunn

Owner of FarmWise Inc.

Ryan Stevenson

Senior Manager, Tax & Valuations at KPMG

Shawn Brook

President of Issues Ink

Simon Kightley

Oilseed and Pulse Crop Specialist - National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)

Tyler Bjornson

President, Canada Grains Council

Tyler Wist

Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Véronique Barthet

Program Manager, Oilseeds Research, Canadian Grain Commission