AME SPEAKER SERIES
Given we have made the necessary decision to postpone the start date of the next CTEAM program until December 2021, we are offering a series of speakers to highlight CTEAM content and introduce people to the CTEAM program.
Key CTEAM Program themes we are highlighting:
Heather Broughton - Speaker Series Moderator
Larry Martin - March 8, 2021 11:00am EST
What to Expect for the Recovery of the Canadian Economy
The impacts of COVID-19 have been widely varied – some people have actually benefitted while some have been devastated. The overall economy has seen reduced growth at best, and may still see continued decline before the pandemic is over. Many things have changed and will continue to change going forward, from climate to a very different political (but no less unfriendly) regime in our major trading partner, to very substantial growth in international agricultural trade.
In this presentation, Larry will lead a tour of the devastation that COVID left in its path and examine some changes we may see over the next couple of years. Where will growth occur and where will it be curtailed? What might we see happen to currency values and interest rates? Will commodity prices stabilize or continue their volatility?
He will also consider the implications for management and leadership, both of individual businesses and the leadership needed in the agri-food sector going forward. What role(s) will top managers be expected to play? How can you prepare?
Nicole Davis - March 15, 2021 - 11:00am EST
HR For Farm Leaders: How Solid HR Practices Can Improve Farm Leadership and Operations Management
This seminar is designed to help farm leaders better their role as the Human Resources manager and to understand the different functions of HR management on your Farm. Nicole provides valuable insight into understanding the Canadian Legal Framework that governs farm operations, as well as providing practical and applicable Human Resources practices tailored to farm operations. During our session, we will discuss why solid HR practices and farm leadership is critically important to successful farm operations.
Finally, in light of the business impact and challenges of the current pandemic, we will put a special emphasis on how human resources practices can help you manage through this and any adversity. We will discuss specifically how HR can impact farms managing through the current COVID 19 pandemic.
Travis Jansen - March 22, 2021 - 7:15pm EST
Making Machinery Decisions: A guide to evaluating machinery options on your farm
This seminar is designed to introduce farm managers to the tools they need to make good investment decisions for their business. While the concepts are applicable to all investments, this seminar will focus on some of the common machinery decisions that farmers make. Replace or repair? Lease or buy? These are just some of the scenarios we will review as we walk through the steps involved in properly evaluating machinery investments and see how this process can help improve management decisions on your farm.
Merle Good & Annessa Good - March 29, 2021 - 11:00am EST
The 10 commandments of Transitioning the Family Farm Business
CTEAM instructors, this father-daughter duo will be highlighting each generation’s perspectives with Merle and Annessa illustrating the opportunities and obstacles of inter-generational farms, while providing practical and unique solutions to discuss with your technical advisors.
Succession is the progression of creating, managing and owning a viable operating business. Estate Planning is not WILL planning. It is the progression of secured access to capital assets such as land, quota, buildings etc and not just through a WILL. Transition is the over-arching process and focuses on being pro-active, rather than reactive when addressing these very interdependent areas.
Understanding that ownership can be separated from operations, retirement is based on redemption of equity, and fairness for off-farm siblings requires the appreciation that Agriculture is an Equity Game not an Income Game! That is our Goal for participants in this C-team sponsored event!
AME instructors are internationally renowned experts in agricultural management, and are drawn from both industry and academia. This approach ensures a sound theoretical basis for the program, combined with “hands on” practical experience in the application of ideas.