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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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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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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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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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Doug Munro

Doug is the North American Malt Barley Origination Lead for Cargill Ltd.- Prairie Malt located in Biggar, SK. He joined Cargill in 2017.  Doug has over 25 years of experience in the malting industry. He started his career at Dominion Malting in Winnipeg where he eventually become the Maltster and Plant Manager.

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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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Brian Tischler

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. 

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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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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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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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