2016 Keynotes, Speakers, and Panelists

The Challenge of Change: Finding Opportunity in Adversity

We’ve all heard it a million times; “change is constant”, “the only certainty in life is change”, “change or perish”. We all know it; what we need is for someone to show us how to deal with it. Warren’s “Challenge of Change” presentation will help your group realize that challenges brought on by change hold endless opportunities for innovation and personal and professional growth. That it’s the challenges we face that build the resilience we need as we’re asked to do more, with less . . . That it is possible to not just survive, but to thrive despite adversity.

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Decisive Farming Conference 2016 Speakers

Bob Beach

Founder, Bob Beach Insurance Inc


Dan Clarke

Executive VP Business Development & Agronomy, A&L Labs


Colin Rush

Independent Director & Senior Advisor, Clean Seed Capital


Gord College

Mediator and Farm Advisor, Advance Communications Ltd., CAFA


Garth Donald

Manager of Agronomy & Co-Founder, Decisive Farming


Karl Gartly

CEO, Zayfti


Erin Gowriluk

Alberta Wheat Comission


Karen Haugen-Kozyra

CEO, Viresco Solutions


David Hirch

Director of Products and Pricing – Agriculture, ATB Financial


Stavros Karlos

Councillor, Town of Banff & Part-Owner, Park Distillery


Georgina Lutterodt

Manager – Cash Management, Agriculture Services TD


Warren MacDonald

World Renowned Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Motivational Speaker & Survivor



Ian Meier

CEO, Agrimatics


Trish Meyers

Knowledge and Innovation Manager – Crop Supplies, Federated Co-operatives Ltd.


Steve McQueen

Canadian Independent Agronomist at Emerald BioAgriculture


Erik Norland

Senior Economist and Executive Director, CME Group


Allen Sawiak

Allen Sawiak

Partner, Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP


Remi Schmaltz

CEO, Decisive Farming


Jonathan Small

Farm Management Consultant, MNP LLP, CAFA


John Snell

Senior Vice President, INTL FCStone


Kelly Toft

District Manager – Alberta South, Agriculture Services TD


Candace Vinke

Sustainability Specialist, Viresco Solutions Inc.


Paul Watson

Environmental Farm Plan Director


Jim Wood

VP Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Equipment


“Anyone who farms should come to this event not only for the discussions and the presentations, but to talk to other farmers from other areas of the country!”
Ryan J
“You’re broadening your horizons and hearing what others are doing. And learning about the cutting edge of agriculture today.”
Maurice B
“The conference is something we look forward to every year. My wife comes with me and we make a bit of a holiday out of it.”
Jeff P
“Lots of speakers and information which is great. This is my first time. I’ll be back!”
Kevin K
“It’s a great venue to meet other producers, exchange ideas, and learn where the industry is heading.”
Donald G


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