February 15 & 16, 2017
Red Deer - Holiday Inn & Suites on Gasoline Alley
The Leading Edge Farm Management Conference gives delegates unprecedented access to Alberta's top farm business management advisors for two days of in-depth learning about the financial and legal side of the farming business.
detailed agenda and session information coming soon but core topics to be covered are:
- Farm Business Taxation
- Taxation and Liability Tips and Traps
- Shareholder Loans and Land in a Company
- Wills and Estates
- Dealing with the Bank
- Evening Q&A Forum with All Speakers
David Irvine: The Leader’s Navigator™
David Irvine is sought after internationally as a speaker, author, and mentor. His work has contributed to the building of accountable, vital and engaged organizations across North America. As one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership and organizational culture, David Irvine is the CEO and President of Irvine & Associates Inc., an international speaking and consulting firm dedicated to building cultures that attract, retain, and unleash greatness by leading The Authentic Way.™
Merle Good - Independent farm Management Consultant
Merle in launching his Private Consulting Business, GRS Consulting; has continued to focus on identifying and adapting financial management and tax-related strategies with unique business structures to meet the ever-evolving needs of the Agricultural Industry. Over the past three years Merle has had the privilege to speak at over 70 public seminars and works with over a hundred farm clients per year.
Dean Gallimore - Independent Chartered Accountant & Business Valuator
Dean is a retired partner from KPMG LLP in Lethbridge where he spent his career working with agriculture clients and strategies. He has authored a Professional Development Publication for CCH Canada Limited on Farm Taxation and co-written Tax Strategies for Farmers (published by Alberta Agriculture).
Rob Strilchuk - Tax Adviser - Agriculture, MNP
Rob is a tax advisor and partner in the Agriculture Services area of MNP and also grain farms with his brothers southeast of Edmonton. His 28 year background not only in tax, but in farming as well, has allowed him to easily discuss matters, determine the problem and come up with practical solutions or plans for farm producers in a manner that is not overwhelming for them.
Tracy Hanson - Partner, Walsh LLP
Tracy works with business owners, advising them in the areas of corporate, commercial, tax, business succession, estate planning and estate administration. Tracy has presented papers and taught on a number of occasions for organizations including the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta branch) and other community organizations. In addition to the professional organizations related to her law practice, Tracy is also a Professional Agrologist and advises many primary producers and agribusinesses on legal challenges they may face.
Rob Hall - Founder, BankSpeak
Rob Hall, is a seasoned financial professional, a former Bank executive with experience in the Credit Union system and the private sector. With over 30 years of working with clients in all types of businesses, across Canada and literally around the worked, Rob has seen and done many things on the “banking world” and can help you understand what is going on with your Bank so that you can focus in what matters most, running your business. Bankspeak works closely with their clients to understand their business and objectives and then proposes financing structures that allow them to meet their goals.