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Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • 7:15AM 4:00PM

    Registration Desk Open

    Room: North Tower Lobby
  • 7:30AM 9:00AM

    Buffet Breakfast

    Room: Grand Ballroom
  • 9:00AM 6:00PM

    Exhibit Area Open

    Room: Pavillion Ballroom

    Booth #7    Access Gas Services Inc.                          
    Booth #27  Actium Composting                                    
    Booth #15  AgPro West Supply Ltd.                             
    Booth #5    AgSafe 8 All Tech                                       
    Booth #21  Anser Power       
    Booth #17  BC Agriculture Council                                 
    Booth #13  BC Traceability Funding Programs             
    Booth #24  BMO 2 Canadian Bio Systems                   
    Booth #19  Canarm Ag Systems                                   
    Booth #26  CIBC Private Wealth Management             
    Booth #4    Cumberland                                                                                                                                   
    Booth #14  Havay Industry Inc                                     
    Booth #18  Hellmann Poultry                                        
    Booth #16  Janzen Insurance                                       
    Booth #3    Jonkman                                                     
    Booth #23  Power West Industries                                
    Booth #12   Precision Farm Supplies Ltd                       
    Booth #22   RBC                                                            
    Booth #11   Restructured Water Solutions                      
    Booth #20   Ritchie Smith                                              
    Booth #9    Schippers Canada Ltd                                
    Booth #6    Scotiabank                                                  
    Booth #1    Sofina Foods                                               
    Booth #25  United Agri Systems 1998 inc                     
    Booth Junior Ballroom Foyer   Union Gospel Mission                                 

  • 9:15AM 10:15AM

    S.01 ‑ David Hermans | NUScience | European Experience with Antimicrobial Reduction in Poultry with MCFA

    Room: Grand Ballroom

    Moderator: Amanda Brittain 

    Speaker: David Hermans 

    Dr Hermans David was born in 1982 in Belgium. He completed his degree of Industrial Engineer in Biochemistry in 2007, followed by a Master in Molecular Biotechnology in 2008 at Ghent University. In 2012, he completed a PhD in Veterinary Medicine at the department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases of Ghent University, sponsored by the Federal Public Service Health in Belgium. During his PhD he studied the effect of several intervention measures (additives, passive immunization, …) to control Campylobacter in poultry, by means of several animal and in vitro models.

    In 2013, David Hermans started working for Nuscience as Product Developer Poultry, a position he currently still holds. He is responsible for the formulation and development of new products and concepts for poultry nutrition & health, by performing in vitro and poultry trials at Nuscience’s own research facilities and external research institutes, worldwide. Besides that he provides technical support and trainings, is actively involved in EU research projects and participates in (inter)national symposia and conferences.

  • 10:00AM 12:30PM

    BC Chicken Growers’ Association AGM

    Room: Junior CD
  • 10:15AM 11:00AM

    Refreshment Break

    Room: Pavillion Ballroom
  • 11:00AM 12:00PM

    S.02 ‑ Wendy Bennett / Agsafe ‑ Mental Health in Farming ‑ Bigger Challenge?

    Room: Grand Ballroom

    Speaker: Wendy Bennett

    Wendy Bennett is the Executive Director for AgSafe in BC, and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association. Wendy has been in the Health and Safety field since 1995. Successfully earning her Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation in 2004, Wendy serves as an instructor with BCIT’s Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program and holds an Executive MBA in Health and Safety Leadership. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology and uses this background in working with people on a daily basis. Ensuring agriculture producers have the resources they need to ensure a safe and healthy working environment has been her goal with AgSafe and with CASA. She hopes to continue leading change in the agriculture industry toward a Canada where no one is hurt farming.

    Moderator: Naylene Thompson

  • 12:30PM 2:00PM

    Lunch & Keynote: Jessica Holmes ‑ Depression: The Comedy

    Room: Grand Ballroom

    Moderator: Katie Lowe

  • 2:00PM 4:00PM

    BC Turkey Association AGM

    Room: Junior CD
  • 2:00PM 4:00PM

    Exhibitor Happy Hour

    Room: Pavillion Ballroom
  • 2:00PM 3:00PM

    Wealth and Farm Transfer: Avoiding the Traps, Sponsored by Covenant Family Wealth Advisors

    Room: Junior AB


    Mark Brandsma  BBA (Hons), CFP 

    As a Relationship Manager, Financial and Estate Planner with Covenant Family Wealth Advisors, Mark Brandsma is a client favourite. With Mark, what you see is what you get, and his consistent and conscientious outlook comes across in everything he does. He values establishing strong, trusting client relationships and following through on recommended solutions. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) with a minor in Political Science from Trinity Western University and is certified in The Birkman Method®. While attending university, he was also a key member of the varsity soccer team and represented TWU in Model United Nations Conferences. Mark began his financial planning career in 1997, working for an independent firm and building his own practice. He earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in 2002 and, in 2004, accepted a position with Covenant. As a Relationship Manager, Mark guides clients on their journey of holistic financial and estate planning. He coordinates his knowledge with that of the team to deliver counsel to those he serves. Mark's personal vision for working at Covenant is to make a positive, practical and long-term impact. When not at Covenant, you can find Mark spending time with his wife and three children. He also enjoys playing soccer and golf and tending to the chickens on their hobby farm.

    Rob Radloff  BCom, CPA, CA, CFP, CLU

    As a Professional Chartered Accountant, Rob Radloff brings many years of broad international experience to his role as Financial and Estate Specialist with Covenant. With a gift for relationship building, Rob is also a talented presenter and writer. He's been published in Business in Vancouver, the Vancouver Sun and gives frequent presentations on tax and succession planning. Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Rhodes University and is a Professional Chartered Accountant, a Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Life Underwriter. He is also a Member of the Vancouver Estate Planning Council and a Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. Rob heads up the financial and estate planning division at Covenant, working with other members of the Covenant team to develop integrated financial plans for clients. Rob lives in North Vancouver with his wife, Nancy, and their two sons. Rob enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and playing tennis.

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  • 2:15PM 3:15PM

    S.03 Dr. Tony Redford | Ministry of Agriculture

    Room: Grand Ballroom

    Moderator: Clayton Botkin

  • 3:15PM 4:15PM

    S.04 Markus Weber | Cleaning & Disinfection SOP Tool | Serecon

    Room: Grand Ballroom

    Moderator: Clayton Botkin

  • 4:00PM 6:00PM

    Exhibitor Reception

    Room: Pavillion Ballroom

    Exhibitor's Happy Hour | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • 8:00PM 11:00PM

    Happy Hour

    Venue: Bar One