Join us on January 16, 2018 for Canola Day hosted at Manitoba Ag Days. The day gets underway at 9:00 am in the FCC Theatre. Following the speaker program drop by our booth on the main arena concourse booth #1113.
Angela Brackenreed is an Agronomy Specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, joining the team in 2012. She graduated with a Degree in Biology from Brandon University and has been in the industry ever since. Angela’s first job in the Ag industry was with Westman Aerial Spraying. She’s been with the Canola Council for the past 6 years assisting farmers with all kinds of agronomy questions with a focus on harvest management, storage and farm economics. Angela has a small farm and is actively involved with her family’s operation in Justice.
9:30 – Precision in Canola
Shawn started with the Canola Council of Canada in March 2011 as the Eastern Saskatchewan Agronomist. Prior to the Canola Council, Shawn worked in canola research and development, as well as the animal nutrition industry. His area of expertise is canola agronomy and equipment technology. Shawn is also currently involved in the family farm near Guernsey, SK.
Florian came to Canada when he was three years old when his parents moved here to operate a farm. As he grew up he knew he wanted to farm and eventually he took over part of his parents farm. Since then he has grown the business to 10000 acres of grains, oilseeds and pulses. Each year he seeds roughly 4500 acres of Canola each year with a target yield of 65 bushels per acre. Some years he’s over that and some year’s he’s under but the point he stresses is that each year he learns what works, what doesn’t and what he could do differently. Florian has been successful in growing over 100 bu per acre of Canola! He likes to learn from other farmers as well as share his thoughts on why doing the Little things matters! Florian farms with his wife Sharon and five children at Birch Hills, Saskatchewan.
Dustin grew up farming wheat, canola and more recently soybeans, with his family on the farm in the Gladstone, Manitoba area. His dad and two brothers manage the farm and Dustin gets back to help as much as he can during the busy times. He earned a degree in Agribusiness at U of M in 2008 and began working at a grain marketing advisory service right out of school. After seven years of helping build that business, ascending through the ranks from Rep to Sales & Advisory Manager, he started Grain Shark.