Thu, 2012/12/20 - 2:31pm
2013 Building Business Success at Horticulture Growers’ Short Course

Friday January 25, 2013 at Tradex – Abbotsford Airport
Don’t miss your chance for a full day of information on agriculture’s most important resource – people. We’re bringing to you an excellent list of inspiring speakers whose presentations will provide thought provoking insight on a range of people issues from family dynamics to acquiring and keeping employees on your farm to global human-resource trends in agriculture. Plan to attend these sessions and take away valuable ideas. Access to these presentations is open to everyone with an admission into the Pacific Agriculture Show.
Program at a glance:
Agriculture More than Ever
    Sharon Eistetter from Farm Credit Canada
Growing Family Business Success:
Managing People on the Farm and within the Family
    Judi Cunningham, Executive Director, Business Families Centre, UBC
YOU CAN’T FIRE ME — I’M YOUR FATHER: Building Leadership to Last
    John Fast, Family Enterprise Solutions, Waterloo, Ontario
Keynote Address: Field of Dreams
    Michelle Painchaud, President and CEO at Painchaud Performance Group, Winnipeg
Managing Agriculture's Most Important Resource - Employees
    Ralph Jones, Instructor Farm Business Management, Idaho State University
How an Employee Handbook Can Save Your Farm – Panel Discussion
Putting a Stamp on Your Farm’s Brand
    Michelle Painchaud, President and CEO at Painchaud Performance Group, Winnipeg
Further information about the speakers and their presentations is available at
The full Horticulture Growers’ Short Course program is at
Please come and join us on this noteworthy day.
Yours sincerely,
Jennifer Curtis, P. Ag.
Farm Business Development
BC Ministry of Agriculture, Abbotsford