The Next Chapter of Your Farming Journey

An exclusive forum for only retiring farmers and their spouses

November 12th & 13th, 2024 

The Atlas Hotel | Regina, Saskatchewan

As farmers and spouses or partners transition away from owning and managing their businesses, many seek insights regarding challenges. Ever wondered what fellow retirees are experiencing during this phase? Connect beyond family members or advisors with peers in a similar stage of life.
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Speakers Include

Cynthia Beck

Cynthia Beck

Keynote Speaker

Cynthia Beck, M.Sc., is a Registered Psychologist (provisional) who provides mental health services in rural Saskatchewan. She proudly volunteers as a director of the SaskAgMatters Mental Health Network Incorporated and is an active advocate of mental health in agriculture. Her family operates a multi-generational mixed cattle and grain farm near Milestone, SK.

We are thrilled to welcome Cynthia as our keynote speaker. Her unique blend of professional expertise and personal experience in the agricultural sector brings invaluable insights to our event. Cynthia’s commitment to improving mental health in rural communities and her firsthand understanding of the challenges faced by farming families make her an exceptional advocate and resource. We eagerly anticipate the depth of knowledge and the practical strategies she will share, which are sure to inspire and equip our attendees with the tools to enhance mental wellness in their own lives and communities.

Josée Lemoine

Josée Lemoine

Backswath CEO and Event Moderator

Josée Lemoine is the Chief Executive Officer at Backswath Management, having succeeded Terry Betker in October 2022. With a career in management consulting since 1998, she specializes in developing strategic plans for business owners and coaching them through implementation. Josée is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in International Business from the Asper School of Business, which included a semester abroad in Brazil, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish from the University of Manitoba. She also spent a year living in Lisbon, Portugal.

Josée began her consulting career at MNP LLP and left her role as a manager in 2005. She then joined Encore Business Solutions as a Strategy Leader and VP of Business Development, where she led the launch of a procurement software program for the ethanol industry. In 2008, Josée founded Pivot Performance, a management consulting company focusing on strategic planning and facilitation, and operated it until it merged with Backswath in August 2019.

Roberta Galbraith

Roberta Galbraith

Industry Expert and Guest Speaker

Roberta Galbraith is a fifth generation farmer, lifelong learner, connector of people, problem solver and self-proclaimed work-a-holic! As a partner of RNR Galbraith Farms, she enthusiastically brings her passion for people and farm management to this role.? Her work experience includes 16 years in the Agriculture finance sector, 16 years as an Executive Director of a not-for-profit organization and 9 years with a commodity organization, all while raising 5 children and building a 1st generation family farm. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Agriculture Diploma program and a recipient of the Certificate of Merit for Leadership in the Industry.? She is a founding board member of the Manitoba Farmer Wellness Program and passionate advocate for farmer mental health and wellness.  She currently is a member of an all-women farmer peer group where she receives inspiration from fellow farmers.  RNR Galbraith farms grows a variety of crops consisting of wheat, canola, fall rye, barley and peas.?

She believes strongly that we can always do better and that if we embrace opportunity there is little we can not accomplish, including Farm Transition planning!

 
Gavin Betker

Gavin Betker

Industry Expert and Event Speaker

Gavin Betker is a Farm Management Consultant with Backswath Management. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in 2004.

Having grown up on a farm, Gavin shares Backswath’s passion for advancing farm management. After obtaining his business degree, he worked as a production manager for Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors in Winnipeg. Not long after, he was promoted to regional service and logistics manager for the Southern Alberta region. Eventually, he decided to change career tracks and returned to his roots and came back to Manitoba to farm. He spent four years as a hired farmhand and learned even more about the agricultural industry first-hand. Gavin has been with Backswath since 2013, where he is combining his business and farm backgrounds together as a consultant.

In his spare time, Gavin likes to stay active playing ultimate, soccer, hockey, and curling. He is a volunteer for IRCOM, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba. He also was a board member for Motionball Winnipeg – a charity fundraising event for the Special Olympics.

Terry Betker

Terry Betker

Industry Expert and Event Speaker

Terry Betker, P.Ag., CAC, CMC is President and Founder of Backswath Management. Terry has an interest and passion in providing consulting expertise to farmers and agribusinesses, focusing primarily on strategic and transition (succession) planning, financial performance analysis and general business management.  

He is recognized for his leading-edge contribution to farm business management at the farm, industry, and government level within Canada. Terry was awarded the prestigious 2015 Wilson Loree Award for having made an extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada. 

He is a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba’s agriculture diploma program. He has spoken across Canada and internationally in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Poland, Netherlands, Tasmania, and New Zealand. 

Terry’s passion for helping farm business originates from his roots on the family farm near Souris, MB where he spent nearly 20 years farming with his parents and brother. 

 

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Hotel Information

The Atlas˚  Hotel

4177 Albert Street, Regina, SK
1.306.586.3443

Use the code below for your reservation to secure the discounted event rate. 111124BAM

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Register now for The Next Chapter of Your Farming Journey – November 12th and 13th 2024 in Regina, Saskatchewan
Register now for The Next Chapter of Your Farming Journey – Nov. 12th & 13th 2024 in Regina, SK