March 12, 2019 ~ Pre-Conference sessions

10:00amCalf Vaccinations – Emerging Knowledge and Trends
Dr. Claire Windeyer | Associate Professor UCVM, Adjunct Professor WCVM
Dr. Craig Dorin | DVM Veterinary Agri-Health
10:00am Navigating the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Cassandra Conacher | Senior Immigration Consultant Newland Chase
12:00pmWhat E-ID can do for you!
Anne Brunet-Burgess | GM Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Deborah Wilson | Sr. VP BIXco Inc.
2:30pmCanadian Beef Sustainability Pilot Update
Emily Murray | GM, McDonald’s Beef – Cargill
Shawn Wilson | TM, Zoetis
3:00pmIn-depth Look into Alberta’s Electricity and Natural Gas Markets
Campus Energy Partners
2:00pmWestern Stock Growers Association AGM

3:30pmAlberta Cattle Feeders’ Association AGM

6:00pmFiesta Mexicana Opening Dinner 6:00pm

March 13, 2019 ~ Conference Sessions

8:30amConference Opening Address & Greeting from the Government
Ryan Kasko | Chair, Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association
Honourable Oneil Carlier | Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
8:45amIf the Future is Different than the Past, is your Business Ready?
Amber Mac | Relentless Adaptation – Digital Innovation Speaker – Co-Host of The AI Effect
Marty Seymour | Director, Industry & Stakeholder Relations, Farm Credit Canada
10:30am Trade, Innovation, Prosperity
Marie-Noëlle Desrochers | Director, Trade Negotiations Division, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
11:15amSustainability in Beef – the Nexus between Productivity and Environmental Performance
Dr. Frank Mitloehner | Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science, University of California

2:00pmThe rise of the conscious carnivore? The good, the bad and the awfully ugly.
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois |Professor, Food Distribution and Policy, Faculty of Management Professor, Faculty of Agriculture Dalhousie University, Canada Scientific Director (Interim), Institute of Agri-food Analytics

2:45pmWestern Canada’s Economy: Risks and Opportunities; Offense and Defense
Brad Wall
Special Advisor | Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Former Premier of Saskatchewan

3:45pmSeat at Our Table Reception

5:30pmJohn Hastings | Comedian

6:30pmTaste of Alberta and Live Auction
9:30pmAlltech Tasking Room

March 14, 2019 ~ Conference Sessions

8:00am2019-20 Weather Forecast
Dr. Art Douglas | Creighton University
9:30am CanFax Cattle Market Update
Brian Perillat | Manager, CanFax

10:30amGlobal Beef & Protein Outlook
Brett Stuart | Founding Partner, Global AgriTrends

10:45amGlobal Economic Outlook Amidst Rising Uncertainty
Brett House | Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist, Scotiabank

11:30amCowboys & Indians – Causing Disruption to Create Economic Prosperity
Chief Clarence Louie | Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band and CEO of Business Development