Ag Ex Conference bridges the generational gap on farm transition


It’s rare that farmers get as excited about business management professional development opportunities as they do about the latest equipment reveal or new crop variety. But Farm Management Canada is working to change that with its fifth annual Agricultural Excellence Conference.

Slated this year for November 26th to 28th, at Winnipeg, Man., executive director Heather Watson says that the FMC team have planned this conference to be interactive, practical, and of value for everyone from young, to mature farmers, as well as farm advisors, and agriculture professionals.

Known for its bear pit sessions, lively panels and debates, Watson says the Ag Ex Conference is one where you can expect to change rooms and seats, to make sure you meet new people, regardless of their commodity or role within agriculture. Farmers will value the practical components, too, such as, how to interpret financial statements, how to get the most value from hiring an advisor, and how to talk productively about farm transition.

Hear more from Heather Watson in the interview with Lyndsey Smith, below.

Check out the agenda and more on the Agricultural Excellence Conference here.

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