Thursday, September 20, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday Itinerary 


10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.    

Registration in The Fort Garry Hotel lobby


12:30 p.m.      

Exchange District Walking Tour/MacDon Industries tour departs from hotel lobby

2:15 p.m.

Hermetic code tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building departs from hotel lobby

Opening Reception 

Opening Reception sponsored by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Manitoba Pork

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), 85 Israel Asper Way

The conference opens beneath the sunshine of a glass cloud inside Canada’s most beautiful new building – soon to be pictured on our new $10 bill! An architectural marvel that has dramatically altered the skyline of Winnipeg, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is the only national museum of Canada located west of Ottawa. Visitors embark on an inspiring journey from darkness to light, exploring global human rights stories through a uniquely Canadian lens. Enjoy appetizers, drinks and welcome remarks in the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation, a peaceful oasis full of basalt rock columns, pools of water and greenery next to a towering cliff of 400-million-year-old Manitoba Tyndall Stone. Guided tours of the galleries will follow.

5:45p.m. to 6:30 p.m.      

Easily identifiable CFWF18 volunteers will be placed along the walking route from the hotel to the CMHR. During the short walk you will see Upper Fort Garry historical park, Winnipeg’s Union Station (1911), and The Forks (Winnipeg’s 6,000-year-old meeting place).

6:30 p.m.   

Reception Begins in Garden of Contemplation, CMHR

7 p.m.   

Welcome statements from CFWF Co-Chairs, Crystal Jorgenson & Kelly Green

Greetings from Manitoba’s Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Ralph Eichler

Remarks from CFWF President, Trevor Bacque

7:30 p.m.    

Guided Tours Begin

Hospitality Suite sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Vice Regal Suite, Room 114


Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday Itinerary 


6 a.m. to 8 a.m.  

Registration in The Fort Garry Hotel lobby

Breakfast To-Go sponsored by Egg Farmers of Canada

Breakfast will be served in the hotel lobby next to the registration desk 30 minutes prior to the departure of your tour.

Participants will explore one of three tours highlighting agriculture in Manitoba.

Tour groups to meet in lobby 30 min prior to departure time.


Tour 1: Changing Landscapes sponsored by Ducks Unlimited Canada

All aboard for scenic Western Manitoba, where we will explore the connections between a healthy beef sector, protecting endangered species and sustainable economic development.

6:30 a.m.

Bus departs from The Fort Garry Hotel

9 a.m.     

Douglas Bull Test Station

10:30 a.m.      

SG&R Farms, a 2,000-acre grain and 300-head cow-calf operation near Forrest operated by the Boyd family

12 p.m. 

Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives

Lunch, discussion and tours

3:30 p.m.     

Manitoba Agricultural Museum, Austin

4:45 p.m.

Travel to Portage la Prairie

Tour 2: Changing Faces sponsored by Valent

Succession planning, women in agriculture and how temporary foreign workers, and new Canadians are helping diversify this province’s economy against the backdrop of the vegetable harvest in full swing. A visit to the Farmery Estate Brewery and HyLife Foods in Neepawa.

7 a.m.    

Bus departs from The Fort Garry Hotel

8:30 to 10 a.m.  

Connery farm tour, Portage la Prairie area

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   

Farmery Estate Brewery tour and lunch, Neepawa

1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.      

Presentations from HyLife Foods, Neepawa mayor Adrian de Groot, Filipino community and reception break featuring fresh pork appetizers prepared by HyLife’s in-house chef, Neepawa

4:15 p.m.     

Travel to Portage la Prairie

Tour 3: Changing Diets sponsored by Canadian Canola Growers Association

How world-class research taking place in Manitoba is exploring the interface between what we grow, how we eat and how healthy we feel. New technologies, new foods, new ingredients and their impact on nutrition; and a stop at an operation that combines bitcoin mining, fish farming, and indoor vegetable production.

8:30 a.m.     

Bus departs from The Fort Garry Hotel

9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.      

Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine at St. Boniface Hospital

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.   

George Weston Sensory Food Lab, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.     

Lunch catered by Daily Bread Café

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. 

Indigenous Vertical Farming Project: Opaskwayak Cree Nation

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.     

Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Travel to St. François Xavier

3:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. 

Myera Group sustainable farming project, St. François Xavier

4:45 p.m.      

Travel to Portage la Prairie

All Tour Groups

Dinner sponsored by Cargill

5:30 p.m.   

Dinner at Portage la Prairie Stride Place

Vern May, Executive Director at Portage Regional Economic Development, will discuss the success of Portage la Prairie as a growing agri-food hub

7:30 p.m. 

Buses depart for Winnipeg

Hospitality Suite sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.     

Vice Regal Suite, Room 114


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday Itinerary 

Settle in for a day of thought provoking professional development followed by the CFWF Awards Banquet where we’ll close out the conference by dancing the night away to the GMOs.

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  

Registration in The Fort Garry Hotel lobby

Breakfast sponsored by MacDon

7:45 a.m.

Breakfast in the Provencher Ballroom on the main floor of the hotel

8 a.m.

CFWF member discussion in the Provencher Ballroom

Alltech Young Leader Presentation

Morning Program
Audio/visual sponsored by Syngenta

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and introductions

9 a.m.

The Changing Face of Agriculture:
What the 2016 Census Tells Us
Erik Dorff
Analyst, Statistics Canada

9:30 a.m.

The Human Challenges of Change:
How Demographic Shifts Affect Agriculture
Janice Goldsborough
President, The HR Basics

10 a.m.

Panel Discussion:
Long-Term Impact of the Trends

Panel Members:
Erik Dorff and Janice Goldsborough

10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

11 a.m.

Getting at the Numbers:
A Guide to Ag Statistic Sources

Erik Dorff
Analyst, Statistics Canada

11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Program

Lunch & Hands-On Demos sponsored by CropLife Canada

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: The Next Frontier for Ag Communications

Dan Blair
Founder and CEO, Bit Space Development

11:50 a.m.

Lunch & Hands-On Demos
Enjoy a buffet lunch as you try your hand at VR and AR apps

1 p.m.

CFWF 2019 Presentation

1:15 p.m.

The Changing Face of Climate:
Communicating the Impact with Interactive Tools

Danny Blair
Co-Director, Prairie Climate Centre

2:00 p.m.

Our Changing Audience:
The 2018 Connectiv AgriMedia Report

Shaun Jessome
Publisher, Western Producer

3:00 p.m.

Wrap-Up Discussion

3:15 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

Afternoon activity on your own

Evening Program

Cocktail reception sponsored by SeCan

5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Mezzanine level of the hotel

Banquet sponsored by Bayer

6:30 p.m.

Provencher Ballroom on the main floor of the hotel

Throughout dinner the following presentations will be made:

IFAJ Bursary Presentation sponsored by Bayer 
Senators’ Report
Greetings from Owen Roberts, IFAJ President
Lifetime Achievement Award

CFWF 2018 Awards
Social evening with the GMOs

Hospitality Suite sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

12 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Vice Regal Suite, Room 114


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