Murray Hartman
Independent Canola Specialist
A good news climate story for agriculture in Alberta
Murray will present 112 years of weather data from Lacombe from an agricultural perspective.  Select data from a few other locations and over the province will also be discussed.  The talk will illustrate why no one should wish for the weather the Alberta settlers suffered through.
Clinton Jurke
Agronomy Director - Canola Council of Canada
Are clubroot and blackleg keeping you from 52bu/ac?
What are the secrets to maximizing yield and profitability growing canola when there are diseases like clubroot and blackleg around? We will discuss some of these and and other opportunities to improve canola production.
Greg Kostal
Market Analyst - Kostal Ag Consulting
A look ahead into our grain and oilseed commodity space
What happens when mix politics and perception with price?  Greg will explain how price discovery has changed, what it means going forward and what you can do about it.
Rob Stilchuk
Tax and Business Advisor, Ag Niche - MNP
Managing cash flow to manage the bank  
Are you farming for a profit?  Do you know your per acre costs?  Farms must do so in order to determine if you farm can generate enough cash flow to service debt. What is your bank looking at?  Do you have enough cash flow to service the current portion of your long term debt?  What is a current ratio and why is it important to you and your bank?  Is your operating line always at the max?  Can you afford the next piece of equipment or land that comes up and how long should you finance it over? These issues can be addressed by working with quality advisors to help Manage the Bank.
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