• October 4, 2018
    7:00 am - 3:15 pm

The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) Inc. is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting farm families and businesses by increasing the skills and knowledge of farm advisors.

CAFA is an inclusive organization for all qualified farm advisors and consultants. Certified Ag Farm Advisors have professional credentials and ongoing industry education. As members of Canada’s only national association of Certified Ag Farm Advisors, they also attend local meetings and regional conferences to stay CURRENT with the farm sector and stay CONNECTED to a network of farm professionals for the benefit of their farm clients.

The Caboto Centre, Winnipeg, MB


8:00 – 8:45 Registration & Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 Opening Remarks Les Kletke, Master of Ceremonies

9:00 – 9:25 Ag Outlook – Craig Klemmer, MSc AgEc, Principal Agricultural Economist, Farm Credit Canada

9:30 – 9:55 The Power of Collaboration – Mark Lepp, B.Sc. (Ag Ec), CEO, FarmLink Marketing Solutions

10:00 – 10:25 Time Management for Professionals – Bjorn Christianson, Q.C., TDS 

11:00 – 11:25 Help Me, Help You: Understanding & Managing Farm Financial Risk – Tim Friesen, VP Risk Management, Steinbach Credit Union

11:30 – 11:55 2018 Tax Update – Where Are We At? – Shawn Friesen, CPA, CA, Partner, Canadian Tax, BDO Canada LLP

12:00 – 12:25 Advanced Structures of Corporate Life Insurance – Marcel Kirouac, Advanced Tax Planning Strategies Inc.

1:30 – 2:00 CAFA AGM 2018

2:00 – 2:25 The Importance of Governance

2:30 – 2:55 Managing the Unmanageable (Measuring Performance and Managing Risk) – Mark Gottselig, Senior Regional Sales Leader, Global Ag Risk Solutions

3:15 – 3:40 The Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape – Gustavo Meschler, IS Eng, CISA, PMP, CRMA, ABCP, MNP Business Risk

3:45 – 4:10 The Economics of Trade Policy – Dr. Ryan Cardwell, University of Manitoba


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