Andrew Coyne is a political columnist for the Postmedia chain of newspapers. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics. He has written previously for Maclean’s and The Globe and Mail, contributing as well to a number of other publications in Canada and abroad.
Darci Lang will show you how developing a positive 90% attitude is at the heart of your personal and professional success. It helps you to stay focused and keeps you motivated and productive during challenging times. It helps you feel happier and more fulfilled at work and have something left for friends and family when you get home.
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is a Professor in food distribution and policy in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is also the Senior Director of the Agri-food Analytics Lab, also located at Dalhousie University.
Bob Tosh, PAg., FEA, is a Farm and Family Business Advisor with MNP’s Agriculture team and Consulting group. Drawing on his experience in strategic planning, cash flow projections, cost of production analysis and overall farm business planning, Bob has enhanced farm businesses throughout Saskatchewan.
Chuck Penner is the owner and grain market analyst for LeftField Commodity Research in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has almost 30 years of experience in the Canadian grain industry working for various organizations and grew up on a farm in the Red River Valley of Manitoba.
Brian Tischler is a Mannville, Alberta-area grain farmer and is the developer of an opensource software program, called AgOpenGPS, that enables farm equipment to be both controlled and autonomously controlled using the existing GPS system.
Mark Hemmes is President of Quorum Corporation, an independent subsidiary of the Quorum Group of Companies, of which he is a founding partner. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Quorum Corporation has been responsible for monitoring Canada’s Prairie Grain Handling and Transportation System since June 2001.
Marlene Boersch has been actively involved the agriculture industry in Canada since 1983. She holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics and traded and exported Canadian commodities (including pulses) internationally for 20 years while working for Cargill Grain, XCAN Grain Ltd, and leading Berdex Canada Ltd.
Mitchell is the Cereal Crops specialist at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, based in Regina. Mitchell works with all cereal crops and also works with the provincial and national seed growers associations. In addition, he coordinates the regional variety trials and ensures that the regional trial data is updated in the annual Varieties of Grain Crops publication.
Dr. Patrick Mooleki is a Research Scientist – Oilseed Agronomy, with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) at the Saskatoon Research and Development Centre. Patrick obtained his BSc in Agriculture at the University of Zambia in 1986; and a year later, he came to Canada to pursue his MSc degree in Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan.
Randy Strychar is President of Ag Commodity Research and Oatinformation.com located in Vancouver Canada. Randy has been involved in the oat industry for over 40 years as a grain trader and marketing manager for some of Canada’s largest grain companies. He has also worked a broker and market analyst, in both Canada and the US.
Ti Zhang is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. Before moving to Canada, she earned her bachelor’s degree in agriculture at the Northwestern A&F University, China. Then she received a Chinese Government Scholarship to complete her master’s degree in Canada.
Bruce Burnett has been living and breathing Western Canadian agriculture for over 30 years. The combination of practical experience gained by growing up on a farm in western Manitoba and years of monitoring global weather and markets for the Canadian Wheat Board gives Bruce a unique perspective on the agricultural markets.
Charles Geddes is a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) based out of Lethbridge, Alberta. He leads the Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems research program, which focuses on the discovery, monitoring, and management of herbicide-resistant weeds in western Canada.
Chris Holzapfel was raised on a small mixed farm near Odessa SK. Chris has over 20 years of experience with field crop research and has been Research Manager with IHARF since 2005. His education includes a Diploma from Olds College 2000, BSc in Agricultural Science from U. of Lethbridge (2005) and an MSc in Soil Science from U. of Manitoba (2008).
Edgar Hammermeister is a Professional Agrologist and has been providing crop planning services as an independent consultant since 1998. Edgar is a franchise owner of Western Ag Professional Agronomy and is the Manager of Agronomy services, serving the regions of South East Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
James has been the provincial entomologist (insect/pest management specialist) with the Ministry of Agriculture, Saskatchewan, since January 2018. Prior to this, he worked as a research scientist with ALK in Post Falls, Idaho, investigating and optimizing industrial production and allergen expression in house dust mites.