Pre-Conference Workshops


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Off the Cuff – Board Governance

“No One Said that Governance would be so Rewarding & Exciting!”

If anyone can make “governance” come alive and sound exciting, it is our guest speaker George Cuff. George has lived, breathed and taught this topic for over 40 years (he is quite old) and has studied and completed reports on over 400 organizations while teaching seminars like this one to another 700.

He jokingly says that in his spare time he has written 10 books and 400 articles on governance while still finding time to serve as a Mayor for 12 years, as President of provincial and national boards, and as an advisor to a number of those involved in the agricultural sector.

George tells great stories and anecdotes about his time in this field and responds to all questions he is asked. As he tells it, to paraphrase Peter Drucker, “there is no such thing as a dumb question except the one not asked”!









Treasurers Training Session 1, 2 & 3

( Maximum 15 Registrants)

Target Audience:

This course is intended for those interested in bookkeeping. Agricultural Society Board Members and staff including but not limited to Presidents/Chairpersons, Treasurers, General Managers/Facility Managers, Secretaries, Bookkeepers, Office Administration.











The New Rules of Destination Business Success

In this workshop created for Alberta Open Farm Day participants, business owners, and entrepreneurs, Jon will show how most farms and businesses today can attract more visitors and customers while increasing their sales and profits, while lowering their marketing costs at the same time. Attendees will also learn how any business can apply his Destination strategy to attract more local visitors and customers, while at the same time pulling faraway customers from outside the area, sometimes from hundreds of miles away!

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Ice Arena Training Workshop