Canadian Business Top CEO for 2009 on harnessing agricultural innovation

CALGARY, AB – The ability to harness agricultural innovation is one of the reasons Viterra President and CEO Mayo Schmidt was named Canadian Business’s top Canadian CEO for 2009. Schmidt will draw on his experiences at the helm of Viterra to inspire others in Canada’s agricultural industry to tap into the opportunities that surround them […]

General Rick Hillier speaks to delegates at national ag conference

CALGARY, AB – Leaders from Canada’s agricultural sector will receive leadership insights from General Rick Hillier, former chief of defence staff for the Canadian Forces, tomorrow morning. Hillier is the final speaker at the GrowCanada® conference which began Tuesday and ends Thursday at noon. “Canada’s growers and their partners in production have a rich history […]

Leadership and courage required to feed the world

CALGARY, AB – Trends and fads come and go, economic cycles ebb and flow, but one thing that never changes is the need to feed people. The Right Honourable James Bolger, chair of the advisory board of the World Agriculture Forum (WAF) and past prime minister of New Zealand, will speak about the need to […]

How to talk about science so politicians will listen

CALGARY, AB – In the highly scientific – and highly regulated – agriculture industry, how to talk about science so politicians will hear what you’re saying and develop workable regulations can be a bit of a mystery. It’s also the topic of Preston Manning’s speech at the GrowCanada® conference tomorrow evening at The Calgary Hyatt. […]

Sustainability key to agricultural success

CALGARY, AB – Today’s savvy consumer is looking at more than just the products they buy, they’re also looking at the sustainability of the ways in which those products are produced. Sustainability is nothing new to Canada’s agricultural industry, but Adam Werbach will provide fresh insight into how to leverage this best practice into long-term […]

GrowCanada® partners converge in Calgary

CALGARY, AB – Innovation, stewardship and sustainability will be the focus when nine of agriculture’s most influential associations bring their members together December 1 – 3 in Calgary at the GrowCanada® conference. The line-up of speakers includes: General Rick Hillier, former chief of defence staff for the Canadian Forces – leadership today Dr. Prem Warrior, […]