Category: RealLeaders

Real Leaders: Agriculture as a National Issue — Ted Menzies

In November 2013, CropLife Canada announced Ted Menzies, a long-time Alberta farmer and former Member of Parliament, was set to take the role of CEO and president of the organization on January 1, 2014. Menzies owned and operated a 5000-acre farm and was heavily involved in agricultural groups, including the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance, Grain Growers of… Read more »

RealLeaders: Talking Grain Co-Operatives, Opportunities & Youth in Ag with Carl Casale of CHS

Is there a strong business case for another grain co-operative in Canada? Carl Casale thinks so, and as CEO of CHS, the largest co-operative in the United States, it’s probably an opinion worth some weight. In this episode of the RealLeaders series, Kim McConnell, founder of AdFarm, sits down with Casale to discuss not just… Read more »

RealLeaders — In Conversation with Dr. Robert T. Fraley of Monsanto Co

Dr. Robert T. Fraley is the executive vice president and chief technology officer of Monsanto. He is also considered by many to be one of the fathers of modern agricultural biotechnology. Dr. Fraley’s farm background and his passion for research combined early in his career and moved the Monsanto Company from an industrial chemical company… Read more »

RealLeaders Ep 3 — Daryl Ritchie of MNP on Growing the Farm Business

Those who haven’t thought about or planned their business succession will have someone who has planned theirs take over their farm or business. It’s that simple. That’s according to Daryl Ritchie, chairman and CEO of MNP LLC, in this episode of the RealLeaders series. What’s more, Ritchie says that too often businesses and farms focus… Read more »

Real Leaders Ep 2 – Greg Stewart on Agriculture’s Image Today

In this second episode of the Real Leaders series, Kim McConnell asks Greg Stewart, Farm Credit Canada’s CEO, about farmers’ own perceptions of agriculture and how that impacts another generation of farmers. What’s more, Stewart shares his insight into what, as an industry, agriculture must teach the public and the future generation about farming and… Read more »

RealLeaders Ep 1 – Greg Stewart, Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada has been serving the financial needs of Canadian farmers since 1959. Since that time, the organization has evolved and adapted to meet the changing needs of the agricultural industry. Currently holding a portfolio of a staggering $22 billion and counting, FCC has shown tremendous growth and continues to serve the needs of… Read more »

Kim McConnell and RealAgriculture Launch the RealLeaders Video Series

Agriculture is an industry full of untold success stories.  Many of those success stories are driven forward by great leadership.  The agricultural industry is full of great leaders that have some great stories of failure, success and challenges. RealAgriculture and Kim McConnell are happy to announce the launch of a new series entitled, RealLeaders, Conversations… Read more »