Holistic Management International Conference

Oct 22, 2008

Thank you to our October 2008 Holistic Management Sponsors!


Greencover Canada

Holistic Management International

Manitoba Forage Council

Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Initiatives

Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association

Canadian Cattlemen Magazine

The Western Producer


Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council

Heifer International

Succeeding Generations Initiative

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association


Hagan Cattle Company

Saskatchewan Watershed Authority


Gallagher Animal Management Systems

Manitoba Cattle Producers Association

Registration includes all conference meals (2 lunches, banquet and breakfast at specified hotels) as well as two rodeos and a cabaret. Additional meal tickets are available at $25.00 each.

Paradigm Shifting for the Future

October 22-25, 2008

Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

7:00 p.m. Assembly Hall – Wine and Cheese Reception

Thursday, October 23, 2008

8:30 a.m. Convention Hall -Registration and Booth Displays

9:15 am Welcome

9:30 am Rosann Wowchuk – Minister of Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

10:00 am – Lee Pengilly – Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada – Meeting Beyond Our Borders.

10:30 am Coffee and Displays

11:00 am – Peter Holter—Executive Director Holistic Management International – Albuquerque, NM

11:30 am Abe Collins – Carbon Farming in America – Abe Collins is a share-milker at Cimarron Farm in Swanton, Vermont, USA. Carbon Farmers of America, LLC was created in 2006 by a group of family farmers in Vermont and Massachusetts committed to the health of the earth and dedicated to rebuilding prosperity in rural communities.

12:30 pm LUNCH (Roadhouse)

2:30 pm Ken Meter – Local Food Systems- Ken Meter, president of Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis, holds 35 years experience in community capacity building as an administrator, researcher, journalist, and educator. Ken Meter, an expert on regional food economies, helps communities and states achieve the goals of supporting a strong, thriving and sustainable agricultural economy that also feeds their entire population. Meter inspires people to move from being passive recipients of the food system to active participants working toward positive change.

3:30 pm Coffee and Booth Displays

4:00 pm Dr. Jill Clapperton – Managing the Soil as a Habitat – Dr. Clapperton was the Rhizosphere Ecologist at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lethbridge Research Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada for 15 years. In November 2006, she moved onto the Maclay family ranch near Carlton in western Montana. During her time in Lethbridge, Jill lead the Rhizosphere Ecology Research Group studying plant-disease-soil nematode interactions, crop variety-nutrient uptake-rhizosphere community interactions, and soil organic matter quality influences on the diversity and population dynamics of soil fauna. Currently, she is working part-time at her consulting business (Earthspirit Land Resource Consulting), lecturing, and stressing over crop rotations and a cropping/grazing plan for 2008 and onwards.

5:00 pm – Silent Auction – Please make your contribution to Holistic Management Canada through this fundraising auction. Monies will be used to support future events of this cause.

6:00 pm Cocktails and Banquet (Roadhouse)

8:00 pm Gordon College – Working together to keep it Together. – Gordon College is a change navigator in a world marked by rapid and relentless change. He guides us in the process of becoming effective leaders in our communities. He lives is Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Friday, October 24, 2008

7:00 am Hotel Breakfast – Royal Oak or the Canad Inn

8:30 am—Ron Chapman – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Ron is the founder and Prinicpal of Magnetic North, LLC, is an inspirational speaker, consultant and mentor specializing in organization development and personal professional growth. He is an award winning speaker and workshop leader, holder of the prestigious International Accredited Speaker Designation from Toastmasters International.

9:30 am – Doon Wilkins – Stumbling Toward Enlightenment – Educator, Entertainer, Developer of Human Potential from Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Doon is a talented and accomplished musician, singer, story teller, and comedian, as were both of his parents. He uses guitar and song effectively in much of his work, bringing a unique and vibrant character to his presence and effectively building on the power of music and humour to enhance any human endeavor.

10:30 am Coffee and Booth Displays

11:00 am Ivan Aguirre—Rancho La Inmaculada—Mexico – Families Preparing for the Future: Holistic Management in Mexico

12:00 pm LUNCH (Roadhouse)

2:00 pm Applying Holistic Management


Breakout A -Gene Goven and Gabe Brown – Turtle Lake and Bismark, North Dakota


Breakout B – Blain Hjertaas – Redvers, Saskatchewan, Canada

Breakout C – Monitoring Financial Performance – Terry Betker – Meyers Norris Penny

Breakout D – Peggy Maddox – Texas – Holistic Management and Children

3:00 pm Coffee and Booth Displays


4:45 pm Convention Hall – Resiliency –the Courageous Choice – Doon Wilkins – You can choose to live with more laughter, more joy, more focus, more success and less stress, no matter what cards you’ve been dealt.


Main Arena 7:00 – 9:45 pm Wheat City Stampede (Manitoba Finals Rodeo)

10:00 pm – 1:00 am – Party in the Dirt Cabaret

Saturday, October 25, 2008

8:00 – 11:00 am TOURS/OPEN BEAR-PIT

– Brandon Research Station (Tour A)

– Gerald Bos—Local Manitoba Producer

(Tour B)

– Open Bear–Pit Session (Convention

Hall) Lee Pengilly (Facilitator) (C)


1:00 – 3:00 pm Brush Up Sessions


Goal Setting—Allison Guichon and Kelly Sidoryk (Facilitators)

B) Financial Management –

Don Campbell (Facilitator)

C) Grazing Management

Ralph & Linda Corcoran and Brian Luce (Facilitators)

3:30 – 5:00 pm—Main Arena

Low Stress Livestock Handling—Dylan Biggs – Coronation, Alberta

7:00 – 9:45 pm Wheat City Stampede (Manitoba Finals Rodeo) www.wheatcitystampede.com


A block of rooms are booked at these host hotels. Please state you are registering for the Holistic Management International Conference. The hotels have free shuttle service to and from the conference.


Royal Oak Inn: 3130 Victoria Ave.

Ph: 1-800-852-2709 or (204) 728-5775

https://secure.royaloakinn.com/ – Conference Rate of $94.99 plus taxes or suite at $124.99 plus taxes – breakfast at the hotel


Comfort Inn and Suites : 925 Middleton Ave.

Ph: (204) 727-6232 or 1-800-4CHOICE

http://www.choicehotels.ca/hotels/hotel?hotel=CN236Conference Rate of $94.00 plus taxes – Continental at hotel or hot breakfast at the conference

Super 8: 1570 Highland Ave.

Phone: (204) 729-8024 or 1-800-800-8800


Conference Rate of $89.00 plus taxes – Continental at hotel or hot breakfast at the conference

REGISTER ONLINE NOW! or call Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives at (204) 622-2006