James Tansey

James Tansey is the Provincial Entomologist (Insect/Pest Management Specialist) with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture in Regina.  He earned both an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and completed two Post-doctoral fellowships:  one with the University of Alberta and the other with the University of Florida. 

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Eric Shaw

Dr. Eric Shaw is a Research Scientist working as a Soybean Breeder for Western Canada with Corteva Agriscience, agriculture division of DowDupont. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSc), Master of Science (MSc) in Plant Breeding and Genetics and a PhD in Plant Breeding and Genetics all obtained from the University of Guelph.

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Gregory Sekulic

Gregory Sekulic has been an agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada since spring 2011. Prior to that, Gregory spent 10 years in the Edmonton area as a field agronomist, working with top producers in the black soil zone. Gregory obtained his BSc in Agriculture, Crop Science, from the U of A in 2001.

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Chuck Penner

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. Chuck routinely analyzes developments in the Canadian, North American and Global markets for grains, oilseeds, pulses and special crops. 

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Patrick Mooleki

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, came to Canada to pursue his MSc degree in Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. 

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Melissa Silvernagle

Melissa is the North American Barley Agronomist for Cargill Ltd.- Prairie Malt located in Biggar, SK. She joined Cargill in 2007 and has since gained experience in agronomy consulting, crop input sales, as well as sales management. In June of 2016, she joined Prairie Malt where she provides agronomic support and education to malt barley producers. 

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Kenric Exner

Kenric Exner is a Merchandising and Truck Logistics Manager for Viterra and located in Regina, Saskatchewan. Employed with Viterra and heritage companies for the past 14 years in the Merchandising/Trading department. Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Regina in Finance and Accounting in 2005. 

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Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp is a Barley Account Representative at Rahr Malting Canada. He deals directly with farmers to purchase barley for the malting process. In 2019 he will purchase enough barley from Alberta and Saskatchewan to produce ~1.5 billion bottles of beer. Drew has a keen interest in the downstream impacts a farmer’s agronomic decisions have on the maltster, brewer, and consumer. 

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Michelle Hubbard

Dr. Michelle Hubbard is a Research Scientist in Pulse Pathology at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Swift Current. She is passionate about sustainable and innovative agricultural practices for managing crop diseases. Michelle is also interested in how climate and climate change may impact plant pathogens.

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Bruce Gossen

Dr. Bruce D. Gossen graduated with a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985. Since then, he has been employed as a research scientist with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada at Saskatoon SK, specializing in management of diseases of field crops. 

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Angela Brackenreed

Angela is an agronomist for the Canola Council of Canada.  Her main focus since joining Council in 2012 has been on the optimization of canola harvest and storage.  She spends most of her free time and all of her money farming with her family in Justice, Manitoba .

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Mark Hemmes

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.   

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Dale Leftwich

What happens as public trust in agriculture erodes? How could this affect you, or is it already affecting you? What do Canadian consumers really think about farmers and farming practices? Understand what Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is doing to build public trust with Saskatchewan and Canadian consumers and what you can do to help.

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Debbie Bailey

Debbie leads the team at FCC that engages with producers, associations and industry influencers. Ag More Than Ever promotes partnership opportunities that strengthen Canadian agriculture. Debbie was raised on a third-generation grain farm near Whitewood, Sask.

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Brian Innes

Brian leads the Canola Council’s public affairs activities including trade policy, market access, government relations and communications. During his time at the Council he has developed the industry’s market access strategy and used it to achieve results in China, the EU and beyond.

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Michael Landsberg

Michael Landsberg has been a prominent face and voice on the Canadian sports scene since 1984. With his unique style, he quickly became one of this country's most polarizing personalities- perceived by some as forthright and others as arrogant. In 2009 people began to agree more on Michael after he publicly shared his, then decade long, struggle with severe depression and anxiety.

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Sherrilyn Phelps

Sherrilyn Phelps manages the agronomy program with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG). She has expertise in pulse production and agronomy, combined with experience in extension, and research experience from small plot to field scale projects. Previous to SPG she was a Regional Crop Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture out of North Battleford. 

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