38th Annual MBP General Meeting Agenda

Title: 38th Annual MBP General Meeting Agenda
Location: Victoria Inn, Brandon, MB
Dates: Feb 2-3, 2017

AGENDA

Thursday, February 2, 2017
9:00 Registration Begins and Trade Show Opens

10:00 – 12:00 Industry Knowledge Session: Industry Answers Social Licence
***Facilitated by Kelley Fitzpatrick, NutriScience Solutions
i. VBP+ Program – Terry Grajczyk, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association VBP National Manager
ii. Manitoba Egg Producers – Brenda Bazylewski, Director, Communications & Public Relations
iii. CropLife Canada – Russel Hurst, VP, Sustainability and Stewardship

12:00 – 12:55 Lunch for registered AGM delegates

12:00 – 1:30 Young Producer luncheon and forum featuring Marty Seymour, Farm Credit Canada’s Director of Industry and Stakeholder Relations Convention Convenes

1:00 – 1:05 MBP General Manager Brian Lemon calls meeting to order

1:05 – 1:30 Dr. Megan Bergman, Chief Veterinary Officer, Province of Manitoba

1:30 – 1:45 Greetings from Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler

1:45 – 2:30 Business Portion of the Annual General Meeting
• Approval of Agenda – Heinz Reimer
• Approval of Minutes from 2016 37th AGM – Heinz Reimer
• Report from the President – Heinz Reimer
• Report from the General Manager – Brian Lemon
• Report from the Finance Chair – Peter Penner
 Review of MBP’s audited financial statement
 Appointment of MBP auditor for the upcoming fiscal year
• Introduction and ratification of MBP Directors – Brian Lemon

2:30 – 2:45 Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives update – Ramona Blyth

2:45 – 3:05 Coffee Break

3:05 – 3:40 Growing the Herd Discussion

3:40 – 5:00 Resolutions Debate – Marlin Beever, Parliamentarian

5:30 Cocktail Hour

6:30 President’s Banquet
A) Opening Remarks from the President
B) Hon. Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture
C) Manitoba Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA)
D) Dinner
E) Dessert
F) Retiring Director Recognition

8:00 Speaker – Dr. Cody Creelman, Cow Vet, video blogger

Friday, February 3, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 Coffee service, trade show opens

8:30 – 10:15 Panel Discussion: Is The Customer Always Right?
***Facilitated by Tom Lynch-Staunton, CCA Issues Manager
• Restaurant sector – Phil Gallagher, Executive Chef
– Western Canada, Earls restaurant chain,
• Retail sector
– John Graham, Food Solutions Group
• Consumer perceptions
– Dr. Kelly Main, University of Manitoba Asper School of Business

10:15 – 10:35 Coffee Break

10:35 – 12:00 Reports from National Organizations
• Market report – Canfax Research Services
– Brenna Grant, Manager
• Canadian Beef Check-off Agency
– Melinda German, General Manager
• Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
– Fawn Jackson, Executive Director
• Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
– Rob McNabb, General Manager

12:00 President’s Closing Remarks

12:10 Adjourn

Start Date: 2017-02-02
End Date: 2017-02-03