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CYFF Annual Conference And Business Meetings

The CYFF is excited about this year’s line-up of conference speakers!

Friday, February 24th (Casual Dress)       

12:00 – 7:00         Registrations      (Quebec Wall Foyer)

7:00 p.m.             Wine & Cheese (sponsored by DFC)

7:30 p.m.             Welcome (Governor General I / II)

Greetings MP Francis Drouin, on behalf of Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

NEW CYFF Young Farmer APP LAUNCH

Stand Up for Your Industry! Social Media Outreach with Andrew Campbell

CYFF NEW twitter campaign LAUNCH

2017 Economic Outlook for Agriculture with Jean-Philippe Gervais, Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist, Farm Credit Canada

 

Saturday, February 25th (Business Casual Dress)

7:30        Breakfast

8:15        CYFF Opening Remarks

8:20        CYFF Collaborations / Connections / Projects

8:45        Ag More Than Ever Weekend Challenge

9:00        The Real Dirt on Farming – Farm and Food Care

9:15        Succession Planning with Nicole Ewing TD Canada

9:45        Virtual Farm Tours PE/ON

10:15     Networking / Coffee

10:45     Agricultural Leadership and Governance – Energizing Young Farmers with Andrew Hewat

11:45     Back to Ag – Canadian Agriculture Safety Association

12:00     Lunch

1:00        Virtual Farm Tour BC/NB/SK

2:00        AAFC Policy Framework Open Forum Discussion

3:15        Networking / Coffee

3:30        Virtual Farm Tour YT/NS/NF

4:15        Making Dollars and Sense: The 7 Practices Driving Farm Financial Success with Farm Management Canada

4:30        Your Strategy, Your Finances, Your Management – Keys to Success with Kim Gerencser

5:30        Adjourn

 

6:00        Supper & Social

7:15        Presentations

-Get a Grip, You Have More Control than you Think (Stress Management) with David Posen “Doc Calm”

-Livin’ Life Large with Tyler Hayden

-Laughing Till The Cows Come Home (The Humour in Farming) with Paul Mussell

 

Sunday, February 26th (Business Casual Dress)  

8:00        Breakfast

8:45        Farming Then & Now with Dr. Bruce Muirhead, EFC

9:15        Working Collaboratively for our Farm’s Success with François Bourgeois, BDO

9:45        A Snapshot of the Current Government with Richard Phillips

10:15     Networking/Coffee

10:30     For Your Family’s Sake (Succession Planning) with Len Davies

11:30     Virtual Farm Tour – Adam Vander Zaag (Potato Operation)

12:00     Lunch

1:00        *Nominations for Board of Directors Positions Close

1:00        Virtual Farm Tours AB/MB/QC

2:00        AAFC Programs & Funding for Young Farmers

2:30        Virtual Farm Tours International – USA

3:00        Networking / Coffee

3:30        Break Out Sessions

Room #1 – CYFF AGM

Room #2 – Farmland Purchases Options with Bonnefield

Room #3 – Succession Planning with Len Davies

Room #4 – Human Resources with CAHRC

Room #5 – Government Connections Training with Richard Phillips

Room #6 – Financial Management / Strategy Planning with Kim Gerencser

4:30        Adjourn

 

Sunday Evening (Formal Dress)

5:30        Social

6:00        Formal Banquet

Introduction to the 2017/18 BOD

CYFF CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

CYFF CHAIRS OF PAST AND PRESENT

Norm Hall 1999-2001

Ian Richardson 2007 – 2010

Paul Glenn 2015-2017

The Ultimate Conference Ending with Paul Huschilt

 

Monday, February 27th (Casual)

7:30        Breakfast (*for FMC AgriRisk Participants)

8:00        FMC Risk Assessment and Management Tool for the Ag Sector – Round Table

12:00     Adjourn

12:15     Bus leaves for Farm Tours

(bagged lunch provided for FMC AgriRisk Participants & Farm Tour Participants )

1:00        SunTech Greenhouse

2:45        St. Albert Cheese Plant

4:45        Airport Drop Off

 

 

 

Annually, the CYFF hosts a national conference and general members meeting.
The conference offers a dynamic agenda filled with unforgettable speakers that present on topics which leave young farmers feeling motivated, inspired and educated. Young producers from coast to coast thoroughly enjoy the training they attain and the opportunity to network with fellow producers in a professional yet fun environment.

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For additional information about CYFF AGMs, please contact Guenette Bautz, General Manager, Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum by calling 888-416-2965 or email: info@cyff.ca

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