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Agricultural Excellence Conference

Farming for our Future: Canada’s 150th
November 21-23, 2017
Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario

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Farm Management Canada (FMC) will host the Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx) in Ottawa, Ontario November 21-23, 2017.
The Agricultural Excellence Conference is a one-of-a-kind event in Canada, focusing on bringing diverse industry experts and stakeholders together from across disciplines, regions and commodity sectors to share and explore beneficial farm management practices, advice, and insight with leading farm business thinkers.

Farmers, advisors, academics, organizations, corporations and government will join together in Ottawa to discuss today’s hot topics related to managing Canada’s farms for success. Innovative aspects of the agenda include: The Great Debate, the National Farm Business Innovation Roundtable, Farm Management Initiatives Showcase, and the concluding discussion panel.

Over the 2 days, delegates will have plenty of time before and after the conference to host and take part in additional stakeholder meetings.

For inquiries, please contact:
Heather Oakley
Conference Manager
Farm Management Canada
250 City Centre Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6K7

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  1. Search EventMobi in your App Store or Visit and click the appropriate app store logo for your device.
  2. Launch the app and enter event code: AGEX2017

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Featured Speakers

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Speaker Profiles & Presentation Descriptions

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Changing Face of Farm Management 2016



FMC is pleased to be working with a number of industry groups to coordinate Ag Ex with other industry event and learning opportunities:


  • Monday November 20 & Tuesday November 21: FMC Board Meeting
  • Tuesday November 21: Farm Transition Advisor Network Focus Group
  • Tuesday November 21: Investing in Farm Machinery Learning Session
  • Thursday November 23 & Friday November 24: Nuffield Canada Annual Conference and Farm Tour
  • Friday November 24: Agri Benchmark Canadian Network Meeting
  • Friday November 24: Provincial/Territorial Network Meeting


Register today:

Registration Fees

Registration Fees Early Bird Regular
Regular Expired October 21 $575
FMC Member Expired October 21 $550
FMC Farmer Member Expired October 21 $525
Student —- $175
Webinar – Regular —- $175
Webinar – FMC Member —- $150

Please Note: Only certain portions of the AgEx Conference will be available via webinar.

Daily Fees Regular (plus tax)
November 22 (Wednesday) $300
November 23 (Thursday) $300
Banquet – November 22 $85

Membership will be verified upon completion of registration. Students are asked to bring Student Identification with them to the conference registration table or risk being charged the full registration rate.

Conference Registrations are non-refundable, however you may transfer your registration to another person up to one week prior to the conference (November 15).

Unfortunately, we can offer no assistance  of any kind to international delegates.

Farmers, consult your Provincial/Territorial Agricultural Ministries for cost-share funding.

Attention CCAs: 5.5 Professional Development CEUs available!
Attention CAFA Advisors: 9 CPD Credits Available!
Ontario Institute of Agrologists: Receive 9 Continuing Professional Development Hours

Accommodations & Venue

 All event functions will take place at:

The Brookstreet Hotel
525 Legget Drive
Ottawa, Ontario

Preferred Group Rates- Available until October 21

  • Monday – Thursday (November 20-23) – Traditional (Single or Double) – $139.00
  • Friday – Sunday (November 24- 26) – Traditional (Single or Double) – $189.00

Group Booking: Farm Management Canada


Telephone: 1-888-826-2220

Ottawa 2017

The Ottawa 2017 Bureau is planning a year-long calendar of all-new events and celebrations that will make Canada’s 150th in Ottawa an unforgettable experience for all! Check out Ottawa 2017 for a list of upcoming events.


Sponsorship Opportunities

As a valued contributor to Canada’s agricultural success we are offering a number of ways to participate and offer your support. Our delegates are your business. We hope you’ll see the value in putting your message front and centre during the event, showing your clients and/or potential business partners just how important they are to you in appreciation of their ongoing contribution to this country’s economic health.



Presenting Partner

Welcome Reception



Young Farmer Bear Pit


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Media Partners


Supporting Partners



For information regarding sponsorship, please contact:

Chris Penton

Business Development Lead

Farm Management Canada

250 City Centre Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6K7

Telephone: 613-237-9060 ext.23

Cell: 613-883-1012


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For inquiries, please contact:

Heather Oakley
Conference Manager
Farm Management Canada
250 City Centre Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6K7

Our Vision:
That FMC is the trusted source and primary resource centre for farm business management knowledge and skills development in Canada.

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