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OUR  AGRIWEBINARS:

Agriwebinar® provides farmers and agriculture professionals with access to topical and timely farm business management information from anywhere at any time. Agriwebinars are available from any mobile device or desktop computer using any internet connection.

You must be registered to the Agriwebinar program to view webinar archives. Just click on the webinar archive you wish to view and you will be prompted to registeré Registration is quick, simple and free!  Once you register, you can access all recorded Agriwebinars.You only need to register once.*

Registration to live Agriwebinar presentations is done separately. Check out the ‘Upcoming’ section to find details and registration links to upcoming webinars.

*This site remembers your IP address so that you can view webinar archives without having to register more than once. If you are using an internet connection, browser or device that differs from the last you used to view our archives, you may be askded to register again.

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Do you want to broadcast your message to a wide audience? Whether it’s for your business, your organization, or if you know someone who would benefit from an opportunity to present to a large number of people, in a public or private format, we can help! Farm Management Canada offers its Agriwebinar® program to groups that want to use this platform to spread their message.

Agriwebinar® is an easy-to-use webinar platform used by individuals and organizations in the agricultural sector to present and participate in agriculturally themed webinars. The main purpose of Agriwebinar is to increase access to leading edge farm management information for farmers and other agricultural professionals nationwide.

Since 2004, over 18,000 agricultural professionals have registered to attend Agriwebinar sessions. Viewers from all over Canada and the world have signed up to watch live and recorded Agriwebinar presentations. The Agriwebinar viewership consists of a wide variety of stakeholders of the agricultural industry.

Through the Agriwebinar program, Farm Management Canada brings you the expertise of today’s agricultural leaders that will inform and inspire you from the comfort of your home or office. Farm Management Canada’s webinars are typically free for participants and anyone can participate as long as they have a computer and an Internet connection.

If this sounds like something that interests you, please contact:

Mathieu Lipari
Farm Management Canada
agriwebinar(at)fmc-gac.com
613-237-9060 x24 or toll-free 1-888-232-3262 x24

Upcoming

Live! Thursday, December 12 @ 1 p.m. EST

Farm Financials to Help You Sleep at Night – Part Two

Analyzing and managing financial performance can be both relatively simple and complex, at the same time … depending on what you’re trying to understand about it. In its most simple terms, financial performance can be defined as sustained positive cashflow … year over year over year. The complexity of financial performance is associated with understanding how profit is – or isn’t – being generated, and then figuring out what to do to improve it.

Financial efficiency is defined as the ability of a farm business to use its resources (operating inputs and expenses) efficiently. Profit is impacted by the financial efficiency of the farm. When profit margins are wide, there is usually strong cashflow. Often, when times are good (high profit / strong cashflow), less attention is paid to the detail of managing financial efficiency. But what about when times aren’t as good (low profit / weak cashflow)?

In this presentation, Terry and Gavin Betker will use their consulting experience to provide insight into analyzing financial performance, focusing on cost control measures that are designed to improve bottom line results.

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Presented by:

Terry Betker, President and CEO,Backswath Management Inc.

Terry Betker is President and CEO of Backswath Management Inc., a company that provides business management expertise to farm families on strategic business planning, succession planning, financial analysis, benchmarking and human resource management.

Terry has delivered presentations on farm business management throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Chile, New Zealand, Poland and the Netherlands. In addition to teaching at the University of Manitoba, Terry is a professional agrologist, certified agricultural consultant and certified management consultant. He is the 2015 recipient of Farm Management Canada’s Wilson Loree award, recognizing his contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada.

 

Gavin Betker, Consultant Associate, Backswath Management Inc.

Gavin Betker graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in 2004. Throughout his career, Gavin has gained expertise in business development, farm management consulting, and teaching. Having grown up on a farm, he shares the Backswath passion for advancing farm management.

After obtaining his business degree, Gavin was a front-line production manager in a window manufacturing plant. He later transferred to Calgary, where he managed the service and delivery operations for Southern Alberta. In 2010, he decided to change career tracks and came back to his roots in Manitoba to farm, where he spent three years as a hired hand on the family farm near Souris, MB.

Gavin began working for Backswath in 2014, putting his business and farm backgrounds together. Most recently, Gavin has been working first-hand with the development of EAGLE software with Backswath. He is also a part-time instructor at the University of Manitoba in the School of Agriculture, which he enjoys very much.

 

Live! Tuesday December 17 @ Noon EST

Q&A Session: The National Farm Leadership Program

Join us to learn about Farm Management Canada’s new National Farm Leadership Program designed for busy farmers and ag professionals who want to improve their personal and professional effectiveness.

Few of us consider our own leadership as a competitive advantage. However, research shows that leadership impacts every dimension of performance including the well-being of the leader and those they work with. Canada already has some of the best farm managers in the world; increasing our leadership effectiveness is the next step to stay on top.

Kelly will highlight the benefits of focusing on leader effectiveness and unique program features that help farmers identify the critical development areas that will have the greatest impact on their personal and professional lives and help build the capacity to achieve more of what matters.

In the meantime, feel free to watch the recording from the October 22 webinar introducing the National Farm Leadership Program (available below).

Presented by: Kelly Dobson, President, LeaderShift

Kelly Dobson is the President of LeaderShift Inc. a leader support and development firm specializing in small and medium sized enterprises. Kelly has turned a lifelong fascination with leadership and its connection to personal and organizational success into a practice that supports farms and businesses related to agriculture. Kelly is also the current leader of a fourth-generation farm at Fairfax, Manitoba. Kelly has served agriculture for over a decade, chairing groups provincially and federally. Kelly is a Certified Executive Coach and holds MA in Leadership from Royal Roads University.

 

 

Click here for more information about the National Farm Leadership Program.

 

Live! Thursday February 13 @ 11 a.m. EST

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Agriwebinar

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada invites you to participate in a free webinar. Join us for this interactive webinar, which will be streamed online on February 13, 2020, to hear presentations on the following topics:

  • AgriStability and AgriInvest application process and program requirements
  • Common issues when completing your AgriStability and AgriInvest forms
  • Overview of the Appeal Process During the webinar you will be able to ask questions related to the topics discussed and receive responses from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada officials.

Click here to register for this webinar.

Click here if you’ve already registered and wish to log into the webinar (webinar access becomes available 30 minutes prior to start time.)

 

Our Vision:
Canadian Farmers are world leaders for a sustainable future through farm business management excellence.

Our Mission:
To cultivate excellent Canadian farm business management, through awareness and adoption of beneficial management practices.

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