Posts in General Agriculture
Brad Wall

Brad Wall was first elected Premier of Saskatchewan in the November 2007 provincial election. He has earned a national reputation as a forceful and articulate defender of Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s trade interests, particularly in the areas of energy and agriculture.

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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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Steve Larocque

Steve is an independent crop advisor based out of Three Hills, Alberta. As the owner of Beyond Agronomy, he provides strategic advice on crop production, timing, technology and equipment. Steve works with farmers around the world from Ukraine to Kenya, Australia to Canada.

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Terry Youzwa

Terry is a U of S Ag Eng grad with a Chartered Director designation and a passion for good board governance. Terry farms with his son Zak and wife Sandee at Nipawin, Saskatchewan. He has represented farmers in various capacities for over 25 years.

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Tim Burrack

This Iowa farmer will talk about the advancements on his farm as a result of being an early adopter of new practices and technology. Adopting new innovations and ideas have led to continuous improvements that have occurred over his farming career to make his farm more sustainable.  

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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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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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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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Sara Shymko

Sara Shymko is the Executive Director of Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan and is passionate about creating opportunities for young people to have meaningful experiences with food, farmers and agriculture. She was raised on a mixed farm near Jasmin, Saskatchewan and still returns to the farm to help out as often as possible.

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Mac Ross

Mac Ross is the Manager of Market Access and Trade Policy at Pulse Canada. Mac works on behalf of growers of pulses and special crops to bring resolution to a wide range of market access issues that can arise across the 160+ countries that import from Canada, the world’s largest exporter of pulse crops.

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Bill May

William (Bill) May was born and raised on a family farm growing pedigree seeds and beef cattle near Belleville, Ontario. In 1997, he began working at Indian Head, Saskatchewan for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada conducting agronomic research. He is currently conducting agronomic research on intercropping chickpea and flax.

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Karen Churchill

Dr. Karen Churchill is the Director of Research and Market Support for Cereals Canada. Karen’s work with Cereals Canada is focused on an advancing the cereals industry by promoting sustainable farming efforts, facilitating a wheat research strategy and regulatory issues as they impact agricultural trade.

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Kevin Hursh

Kevin Hursh is one of the country’s leading agricultural commentators. He is an agrologist, journalist and farmer. Kevin and his wife Marlene run Hursh Consulting & Communications based in Saskatoon. They also own and operate a farm near Cabri in southwest Saskatchewan growing a wide variety of crops.

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