TechTour Live

TechTour Live - Cultivating Growth

Overview of the event

RealAgriculture, in partnership with Corteva Agriscience, is pleased to present TechTour Live, now in its 5th year! Don’t miss this engaging day of professional development with learning led by experts in business development, agronomy and finance. You will take away useful tips and tricks to cultivate growth in your farm business. Topics in our speaker and panel line-up include maximizing profitability, managing emerging consumer influence on farm business, succession planning and a daily Live broadcast of RealAg Radio. Each day wraps up with an afternoon of networking with experts and other progressive growers in your region. You can expect to walk away with new skills in business management and practical ways to integrate agronomic innovations and emerging technology on your farming operations.

TechTour LIVE Locations and Dates

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – Brandon, MB at Keystone Centre, UCT Pavillion
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – Regina, SK at Double Tree by Hilton Regina
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 – Lethbridge, AB at Coast Lethbridge Hotel, Grand Ballroom
  • Friday, March 15, 2019 – Red Deer, AB at Black Knight Inn


TimeAgenda Item
8:30 – 9:00 A.M.Registration
9:00 – 9:15 A.M.Opening Address
9:15 – 10:30 A.M.Keynote – Mike Michalowicz: Profit First
10:30 – 10:45 A.M.Break
10:45 – 11:45 A.M. RealAg Radio Live Broadcast

Featuring a rotation of guest speakers to provide unique perspectives on daily discussion topics
11:45 – 12:45 P.M.Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 P.MPanel Discussion on How Can We Reach the Skeptical Consumer

  • Julie Gunlock
  • Andrew Campbell
  • Cherilyn Nagel

Moderated by Loralee Orr, Marketing Communications Leader, Corteva

1:45 – 2:00 P.M.Break
2:00 – 3:15 P.M. Tom Deans: Wealth Transfer in a Family Business
3:15 – 3:30 P.M.Closing Address
3:30 – 4:40 P.M.Networking Reception


Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz

Keynote Speaker – Profit First

Mike Michalowicz (pronounced mi-‘kal-o-wits) has founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies and is now running his third million dollar venture. As a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC business make-over expert, Mike is a respected speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics and has authored three popular business books. Among other innovative strategies, Mike created the “Profit First Formula”, a way for businesses to ensure profitability from their very next deposit forward.

Dr. Tom Deans

Dr. Tom Deans

Speaker – Wealth Transfer in a Family Business

Dr. Deans is the President of Détente Financial Press, specializing in offering advanced executive training for financial institutions, charities as well as legal and accounting firms. He is the author of the international bestseller, Every Family’s Business, as well as Willing Wisdom. Dr. Deans inspires his audiences to cast an eye forward to their own future and makes a powerful case for audience to live extraordinary and purposeful lives in the service of others.

Cherilyn Nagel

Cherilyn Nagel

Panel Speaker – How Can We Reach the Skeptical Consumer

Cherilyn Nagel runs a family farm in Mossbank Saskatchewan. Noted as one of Saskatchewan’s Most Influential Women, Cherilyn enjoys promoting stories of agricultural successes and has been recognized for her efforts and passion for making positive changes in the agricultural sector. She is training other farmers to share their stories through the “Real Dirt On Farming” program, and has been appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture to Chair the Saskatchewan Agri-Value Initiative (SAVI) and Agriculture Development Fund.

Julie Gunlock

Julie Gunlock

Panel Speaker – How Can We Reach the Skeptical Consumer

Julie Gunlock is director of Independent Women’s Forum’s centre for progress and innovation. She is the author of the book From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back. Gunlock has written about food and culture for a number of leading publications in the U.S. including the Washington Post and Forbes, is a regular guest on local, regional and national radio programs and TV networks to offer political commentary.

Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell

Panel Speaker – How Can We Reach the Skeptical Consumer

Andrew Campbell is a farmer, with a passion for agriculture advocacy, social media and new technology. With all kinds of information available about modern farms, and not all of it being true, Andrew is keen to make sure people get the full story on what farmers do on a daily basis, why they do it and what they care about. He’s been featured on CBC, CTV, and other media outlets across Canada for his work in opening up his farm and the entire industry on social media as the FreshAirFarmer.

TechTour LIVE Partner: Corteva Agrisciences

Corteva Agriscience - Agriculture Division of DowDuPontRealAgriculture thanks TechTour partner Corteva Agrisciences for their commitment to customer-first innovations and to their customers’ farm businesses. Corteva Agrisciences is the exclusive partner in the TechTour LIVE farm management seminar series and in the TechTour interviews from AgriTechnica, where RealAgriculture brings Canadian growers the latest in global ag innovations.

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