Farm Progress Forum presented by FCC

Farm Progress Forum presented by FCC

Come Hear Top Speakers

Farm Progress Forum presented by Farm Credit Canada, brings some of the top minds in agriculture, technology, business and operations to Canada’s Farm Progress show for a series of keynote presentations. Running throughout the show, these presentations provide an opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest in innovation and emerging technology. 

Price: Admission is included with your show ticket.

Location: FCC Crossing, Canada Centre Building

Wednesday, June 21 (Women in Ag Day)

Leona Dargis

1:15 p.m.

Producer and Succession Expert

"Why Every Farm Needs a Succession Plan Now"

Will your farm family be ready for a change? Leona will share real-life stories of what works - and what doesn't.

Natasha & Elysia Vandenhurk

2:15 p.m.

Co-owners, Three Farmers

"How Three Farmers Slayed the Dragons (and the Natural Foods Industry)"

These sisters mean business. See how they went from start-up to success.

Thursday, June 22 (Young Farmers' Day)

Alison Anderson

1:15 p.m.


"5 Phases of Successful Farm Transition"

Alison has analyzed data from thousands of farm transfers. She's found the pain points so you don't have to.

Drew Lerner

2:15 p.m.

Senior Agricultural Meterologist

"Summer Rainfall Depends on a Visit from El Nino"

What can you expect this growing season? Drew will tell you what the science is telling him.

Graham Sherman

3:15 p.m.

Co-owner, Tool Shed Brewing Co.

"Geeking Out Over Beer"

Graham + Entrepreneurial Spirit + Technology + Hops - Sleep = A Canadian Brewing Success Story.

Friday, June 23 (Heritage Day)

Marty Seymour

1 p.m.

Director, Industry & Stakeholder Relations, Farm Credit Canada

"Why Consumer Confidence Matters to Agriculture"

Consumers are changing the way they see food. Who's telling the the story of the food you produce?

Rick Mercer

2:15 p.m. 

The Rick Mercer Report

"Exploring Canada's Past, Present and Heart-Soaring Future"

Get Rick's piercing insight into what it means to be Canadian in 2017. Warning: may include rants.