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Register for a virtual mentorship event with some of the most influential leaders in Canadian agriculture.
Earlier this year, we launched the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) program to recognize women across Canada’s diverse agriculture industry. The applications we received showed the innovative and important contributions women are making in all ag sectors.
Six IWCA honourees were chosen by AgAnnex (the agricultural publications at Annex Business Media). In discussing their experiences, we found common lessons worth sharing.
On October 20, we will continue the conversation with the first IWCA summit.
AN EVENT REIMAGINED
This half-day virtual event will showcase select honourees and nominees of the IWCA program in a virtual mentorship format. Through roundtable-style sessions, panelists will share advice and real-life experiences on leadership, communication and balance working in agriculture.
As we’re expected to “do more with less” in a disconnected world, our hearts can grow tired of giving and showing up for others, especially when we’re triggered by our own stories and traumas.
Join Dr. Jody Carrington and host Kevin Stewart to learn how we need to (and can) look after ourselves and each other to continue serving the people in our lives – because no one can serve from an empty vessel.
We are excited to announce a reimagined Farm Forum Event on November 9 & 10, 2020 that will bring progressive Canadian farmers and agronomists a new immersive and interactive online virtual conference.
The Canadian agriculture industry continues to face unprecedented change, challenges and uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While COVID-19 has taken away our ability to meet in person at this year’s Farm Forum Event, we are committed to keeping our agriculture community in touch with thought leaders and experts in agriculture production so producers can still have access to timely information for their farm operation.
Through the Farm Forum Event virtual conference, we’ll carry on with our goal of providing a dynamic, future-focused agriculture production conference with the industry’s top thought leaders, innovators, researchers and strategists. Stay tuned for updates as we get ready to launch the virtual conference.
Farms.com is excited to announce that it will be holding its first Virtual Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase November 17 to 19, 2020.
Precision agriculture involves observation, data collection, and making decisions based on what the data is showing.Keynote and breakout sessions are being offered with a variety of topics enabling you to tailor your interests.
New to Precision Agriculture? Attend our FREE pre-conference Precision Ag 101 & 201 webinars.
Who should attend the Virtual Precision Agriculture Conference?
Farmers who are interested in optimizing returns on inputs while preserving resources, reducing costs and reducing waste, all while improving yields and minimizing farming environmental impacts to the land.
To learn more about Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities,
email PrecisionAg@Farms.com or call 888.248.4893 x 5030
Having a deliberate and effective money strategy reduces stress, helps us meet goals and better prepares us for whatever life may throw our way.
Join Vanessa Stockbrugger and host Kevin Stewart for a webinar. Learn how to become more intentional with your money, understand the income level you need to run your household and how to make decisions around personal saving and investing to reach longer-term goals.
She’ll offer action steps to help you get a clear sense of your financial picture and help make decisions for the future.
Topics will include:
Household income and spending
Find the webinar time for your area.
St. Johns, N.L. | 3:30 p.m. NST
Halifax, N.S. | 3 p.m. AST
Ottawa, Ont. | 2 p.m. EST
Winnipeg, Man. | 1 p.m. CST
Regina, Sask. | 1 p.m. CST
Edmonton, Alta. | 12 p.m. MST
Vancouver, B.C. | 11 a.m. PST
Event link and details will be sent two days prior to the event.
Get ready for a great virtual conference experience on November 24 & 25, 2020! We are adding new speakers every day and developing our virtual platform so you can enjoy learning and networking with women in ag across Canada and beyond:
Estate planning is stressful. 50% of adult North Americans don’t have wills and will die intestate, leaving substantial wealth untended and poorly stewarded into the next generations. Just as terrifying, many estate plans that do exist are fraught with poorly made decisions, ill-conceived and out of date for their intended purposes.
In this interactive and lively webinar, Chris Delaney, Speaker, Author, Facilitator and Family Wealth Strategist, will share with you:
The five most common estate planning mistakes and solutions
The true sources of family wealth and how to grow and sustain it for the long-term
How to identify and avoid common decision-making biases in your estate planning
How to choose the right executors, guardians, special trustees, trust features, philanthropic gifts, beneficiary planning, powers of attorney and much more
Canada can be a global leader in areas of food traceability, farm management and sustainability – but we need to digitize. In this webinar, Jesse Hirsh, Futurist and Digital Strategist, shares how you can use data to benchmark performance, explore opportunities, gain efficiencies and make better decisions for your operation. Presented by AgExpert.
It goes without saying that the past few months have been difficult, with everyone adapting to a “new normal” that is constantly evolving. Looking to the remainder of this year, and into 2021, there is great uncertainty as to whether large groups will be allowed to safely gather in our community halls. Everyone’s health and safety are of paramount importance, and therefore, the Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week (GBFW) committee, with the support of their Premier Sponsor FCC, have made the decision to deliver “the best virtual conference possible” in January 2021. GBFW has been there for local producers and beyond for 54 years. It will continue to be there in its 55th year, but with a new look and format. Co-ordinator Lorie Smith comments that, “We are in a sweet-spot to pivot to a virtual conference as a result of live streaming GBFW for the past three years. Our continued partnership with CTRE Productions will ensure the success of this new initiative.” Smith continues, “We will take all of the best features about Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week, box them up, and create an online experience that mimics all the feels of the live event.” Some may ask why this decision was made at this time. In order to co-ordinate this new venture to its fullest potential, the committee decided to choose this path now, rather than it being a rushed Plan B closer to January. GBFW is recognized as one of the most well-organized conferences in Ontario. By pivoting to virtual now, co-ordinators can ensure that that reputation is maintained.
The virtual conference experience will continue to be a 7 day event, plus a bonus Tradeshow Day. The Tradeshow Day will be Tuesday Jan 5th, followed by Beef Day – Jan 6, Dairy Day -Jan 7, Goat Day -Jan 8, Sheep Day -Jan 9, Horse Day -Jan 10, Ecological Day -Jan 11, and lastly, Crops Day on Tuesday Jan 12th. There will be over 60 dynamic speakers and panelists with presentations delivered in real-time and in pre-recorded options. There will be an exciting virtual tradeshow. Audience members will be able to speak directly to the speakers and exhibitors. There will also be an opportunity to mingle and speak to fellow producers. Smith comments that “Interaction and networking are vitally important. Our community is feeling the loss of social activities, so it is important that the virtual conference attempt to re-create these opportunities.” Organizers do recognize that reliable internet is an issue in many areas of Grey Bruce and beyond. They will investigate avenues to better meet the needs of those producers in this situation.
GBFW is a gem of a conference that occurs in Grey Bruce, but in 2021, there is now the opportunity to share this incredible educational platform with the rest of Ontario, Canada and the world. Organizers would appreciate assistance to spread the word about this fantastic event, so tell all of your friends. Smith adds that “The committee is excited to create this conference for our audience, and we look forward to adding more strings to our event planning bow.”
Between now and January, the GBFW Committee hopes that everyone remains safe and healthy! They look forward to seeing familiar names and images, and new ones, during the GBFW21 virtual conference.
In celebration of the launch, Farm Management Canada along with Farm Life Financial, Young Agrarians and BDO are coming together on January 12th to celebrate farm transition with a virtual learning opportunity featuring:
Industry experts to discuss best practices and have your key questions about transition answered;
Tools and resources available to you; and
Connect and network with others who are transitioning their farm businesses
Join Farm Management Canada, Farm Life Financial, Young Agrarians, and BDO on social media to celebrate your own farm transition journey! Share your successes! We’ll be sharing inspiring stories, facts and figures!
Farm Transition Appreciation Day is proudly co-led by Farm Life Financial, featuring presentations from BDO and Young Agrarians, and supported by CAFA.