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Agenda

Details will continue to be added as plans are finalized. Times subject to change. Read Speaker Bios.

June 30 - July 6

Pre-Congress Tour. Starts in Regina and ends in Saskatoon. (Details)

Sunday, July 7

Registration
IFMA Council Meeting
Evening Welcome Reception at Wanuskewin Heritage Park (Venue Website)

Monday, July 8

8 AM    Registration and Coffee
             Health Sciences Building, University of Saskatchewan

9 AM     Lay of the Land - The Canadian Agricultural Economy in Context
              J.P. Gervais, Chief Economist, Farm Credit Canada
              Jason Newton, Chief Economist & Head of Market Research, Nutrien

11 AM    Resilient Institutions
               Derek Brewin, Professor, University of Manitoba
               Wayne Thompson, Executive Director, Western Grains Research Foundation

2 PM      Resilient Ecosystems
               Paul Thoroughgood, Ducks Unlimited Canada
               Darrin Qualman, National Farmers Union

3-5 PM   Contributed Paper Session

Tuesday, July 9

Full-day field trip to learn about agriculture, agribusiness, history and culture of Saskatchewan. When registering for the congress select from 1 of 7 tour options.

Wednesday, July 10

8 AM        Coffee

8:30 AM   Resilient Farm Businesses
                 John Cote and Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote, Black Fox Farm and Distillery
                 Melanie Boldt, Pine View Farms
                 Jake Leguee, Leguee Farms
                 Duane Thompson, Tee Two Land and Cattle Co.

10:30 AM  Resilient Farm Families
                  Megz Reynolds, Executive Director, The Do More Agriculture Foundation
                  Jack Cocks, Sheep & Beef Farmer, Mt Nicholas Station, New Zealand

12:30 PM   Lunch at Marquis Hall

2-5 PM       Contributed Paper Sessions

6 PM          Evening at Western Development Museum (Venue Website)

Thursday, July 11

Full-day field trip to learn about agriculture, agribusiness, history and culture of Saskatchewan.

5:30 PM      Congress Banquet at Remai Modern Art (Venue Website)
Sponsored by Discover Saskatoon (URL)

Friday, July 12

8 AM           Coffee

8:30 AM       IFMA Business Meeting

9 AM            Resilient Communities
                     
NextGen Presentation

11 AM          Resilient Futures
                     
Mike Frank, CEO, UPL Corporation

12 PM           IFMA25 - Argentina 2026

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