Featured Speakers

We have an exciting panel of speakers lined up for this year's Conference. 

Heather Watson 

Heather Watson is the Executive Director of Farm Management Canada (FMC), a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the awareness and adoption of beneficial farm business management practices on Canadian farms...(read more)

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Pierre Lampron

The president of Dairy Farmers of Canada, Pierre Lampron, has been a dairy farmer since 1987, in Mauricie, Quebec. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Producteurs de lait du Quebec in 2000 and appointed to the Board of Dairy Farmers of Canada in 2007. With his two brothers, Pierre owns an organic dairy farm of 140 cows and 1000 acres of crops...(read more)

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Jacques Lefebvre

Jacques Lefebvre joined the Dairy Farmers of Canada as Chief Executive Officer in January 2018, after leading the Dairy Processors Associations of Canada as its President and Chief Executive Officer for two years.  His career spans over 25 years...(read more)

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Mathieu Frigon

Mathieu joined Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC) in October 2016 as Senior Advisor, Policy & Economics. In 2018, he was appointed the President and CEO of DPAC. Prior to joining DPAC, he worked with the Parliamentary Information and Research Service for 9 years...(read more)

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Kevin Stewart

Many years ago, we found ourselves in the most dangerous place on our farm; the comfort zone! Each day we were busy being busy. Each day we checked the boxes of the to-do list. It wasn’t until many years had passed that we realized an uncomfortable truth; in the comfort zone nothing grows and nothing improves...(read more)

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David Beaudoin

Born and raised in Québec City, David Beaudoin has always been a cheese lover. David moved to the Okanagan in 2005, where he turned his passion for cheese into an enterprise and launched his Squeaky Cheese™ and Business...(read more)

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Dan Weary & Nina Von Keyserlingk

Dan and Nina are Professors at The University of British Columbia where they co-direct the Animal Welfare Program. Their research focuses on assessing animal welfare and developing practical methods of improving the welfare of animals...(read more)

Dr. Dan Weary and Dr. Nina Von Keyserlingk

Al Mussell

Al Mussell is Research Lead, and founder, of Agri-Food Economic Systems, Inc. Prior to establishing Agri-Food Economic Systems, Al was Senior Research Associate at the George Morris Centre in Guelph, Ontario for fifteen years. His areas of research expertise are farm management and agricultural systems, agricultural marketing, and agri-food policies...(read more)

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Last updated: July 31, 2019

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