2014 Holistic Management Conference

Title: 2014 Western Canadian Holistic Management Conference
Location: Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition, Lloydminster, SK
Date: February 10, 11. 2014

Attend this annual event with the yearly theme of Healthy People, Healthy Land and Healthy Profits.


$165.00 per person
Deadline: January 31, 2014

$200.00 per person, after January 31, 2014


Registration is non-refundable.
Registration includes two lunches, banquet, breakfast ticket and admission to all sessions.
Additional Banquet Tickets: $30.00 each.


Online: www.westcentralforage.com

By phone: (780) 727-4447

By post: Please make cheque payable to West-Central Forage Association
Box 360 Evansburg AB T0E 0T0

For further details on this conference, including accommodations, download the brochure.


Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Please join us for a WINE & CHEESE starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Days Inn and Suites in Lloydminster

Monday, February 10, 2014
8:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee and Trade Booth Displays

9:00 a.m. Jim Reger – Living a Life of Meaning and Purpose

Being authentic means seeking to live in harmony with life. It means having respect for the earth and all life forms. It means closing the gap between the values we hold and the way we demonstrate these values every day through our thoughts, words, intentions and actions.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Coffee and Trade Displays

11:00 a.m. – Kathleen Charpentier

Kathleen Charpentier is the Women’s Vice President of the NFU. She and her husband, Richard Griebel have been farming for 33 years. Their farm is presently based on the principles of Holistic Management. They produce naturally raised beef, lamb, pork and chickens, marketing all of it through farm gate sales.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Trade Booth Displays

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Producer Pane

Grant, and Hali Taillieu – Tomahawk, AB Jan and Marian Slomp – Rimbey, AB John Cross – Nanton, AB

3:00 PM Farm On—Jackie Northey (CEO) Cultivating Connections – Social Media

and Agriculture It is said that social media is the oldest form of marketing – word of mouth – with the newest form of technology. These new methods of communication are changing the way the public learns about agriculture and forms opinions about food production. If we are absent from these conversations, we essentially allow others perspectives to tell our stories. Farmers must convey the message of agriculture by connecting and participating in the conversations. Learn how a small group in Alberta was able to connect a global community on a single day to tell a story with very little resources.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Coffee

4:00 Wrap-up Speaker Jim Reger Maximizing Value from Your Management Club

While this session will be of particular importance to anyone who participates in a Management Club, the topics covered will be of interest to anyone interested in self- exploration and awareness. Jim will outline the critical importance in ManagementClub meetings (and in life) of creating trusting relationships through self-disclosure, giving and receiving constructive and caring feedback, and

exploring deep self discovery.

5:30 p.m. Cocktails/Dinner/ Entertainment

Tuesday, February 11 2014

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition

8:30 a.m. – Dr. Jill Clapperton – Healthy Soil for a Healthy World

9:30 a.m. – Strategic Planning Session Don Campbell, Kelly Sidoryk, Blain Hjertaas and Pam Iwanchysko – Facilitators

11:00 a.m. – Choice of Breakouts – Practically Applying Holistic Management to the Farm

  • Speaker TBC – Financial Management
  • Jenifer Heyden and Linda Hunt – Multi Species Grazing, things to Consider
  • Jason Williams – Western Canada Sales Tru-Test Maximizing your RFID tag investment by incorporating the technology into your current herd management record keeping system

12:00p.m. Lunch and Displays

1:00 p.m. – Breakout Workshops

  • Land Management – Allison Guichon
  • Human Side – Kelly Sidoryk
  • Financial Management – Brian Luce

2:30 p.m. – Wrap Up Speaker TBC


Jim Reger Jim Reger’s passion and commitment for facilitating powerful and effective change in individuals and organizations is evident in his work, which is focused on assisting leaders in creating and building authentic lives and cultures in their organizations, families and communities.

Jim is the founder of The Reger Group and Global Learning Opportunities Ltd., which are learning and entrepreneurial development organizations focused on providing the key leadership skills required for success in business and in life.

Jim is an internationally experienced speaker and leadership mentor with a unique and varied background- including over 25 years in the information industry, both in senior executive positions with large multi-nationals as well as a number of technology start-ups. He was General Manager of Hewlett-Packard Canada Ltd. and President of MDI Mobile Data International, which became one of the largest and most successful technology companies in Canada.

Jim has authored/co-authored these books:

Future Work: The Ultimate Guide to the Employment Possibilities of the Future (1998)

The Authentic Leader: It’s About PRESENCE, Not Position (2006) co-authored with David Irvine (best selling author of three leadership books)

Bridges of Trust: Making Accountability Authentic (2009) co-authored with David Irvine

A Higher Purpose – Living a Life of Meaning and Significance
(due to be released in 2012)

Jim has two grown children, Natasha and Brayden, and he lives with his wife Joan on the beach in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Start Date: 2014-02-10
End Date: 2014-02-11