Canadian Association of Farm Advisors - Advisors Education Seminars

    CALGARY, March 15 /CNW/ - The agriculture sector of today is adopting new
management systems and processes in order to stay competitive but what happens
with the professional advisors and consultants who work with them? To this end
the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) Inc. is holding its annual
educational conferences this year in Guelph, Ontario on May 31 and at Riding
Mountain National Park in Manitoba on June 18.
    The focus is on educating advisors about new management trends and
considerations that their farming clients are adopting to help them prosper in
the evolving ag sector. Speaker presentations will focus on the future
opportunities for the industry and the functions that advisors and consultants
will be increasingly called upon to assist with. They will be very informative
and educational days for farm advisors and industry stake holders to attend.
    Speakers in Ontario include: Peter Fleming of PW Fleming & Associates,
Bob Friesen of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Dr. Bob Kent of The
Mansis Centre, Dr. Larry Martin of the George Morris Centre, Scott Montgomery
of Sequoya Strategies, Dr. David Sparling of the Institute for Agri-Food
Policy Innovation, Dr. Peter Vander Zaag, Chair of the Agricultural Management
Institute and Elbert van Donkersgoed of the GTA Agricultural Action Committee.
    Speakers for the Manitoba day feature: Sharon Butala, award winning
author and conservation rancher, Larry Frostiak, Frostiak & Leslie, Tom
Halpenny, Triticum Management Consulting Ltd., Paul Hammerton, MNP, Dr. Bob
Kent, The Mansis Centre, Jerry Lupkowski, MNP, and Ron Witherspoon of
Interactive Management Group Inc.

    CAFA is a national non-profit professional organization dedicated to
assisting farm businesses by increasing the skills and knowledge of farm
advisors including: accountants, lenders, financial planners, lawyers, human
resource consultants, agrologists, and interested farmers.

For further information:

For further information: To learn more about CAFA and our upcoming
seminars contact the CAFA office at 1-877-474-2871, or email,
The CAFA website is

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