August 2, 2019

As the Advancing Ag program draws to a close and I finalize my roadmap for the last year, I look back on the opportunities I was presented the last 12 months.

A program highlight for me was the three day conference in November that focused on communication and leadership, and was also a great opportunity to get to know the 7 other mentees.  The Leadership Centre out of Calgary ran...

January 25, 2019

Strong communication skills are hard to find in every day life. From business to personal life, communication flows have evolved into often emotionless electronic messaging. Face-to-face interaction gets limited in lieu of technology, which can also limit comprehension. Effective communication can certainly happen through technology, but I think regardless of the method we often...

October 17, 2018

Hello again! I hope harvest in your area is going as smoothly as can be expected this year with challenging weather conditions across the province. Recently I have been busy making plans to reach my personal objectives for the Advancing Ag year. My mentor for the year, Geoff Backman, Marketing Specialist for the Alberta Wheat Commission, has previous experience that overlaps with...

August 13, 2018

Hi, my name is Addison Cullen and I’m 24 years old and live in Lethbridge.  I grew up in the rural community of Glenboro, Manitoba and went on to take a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness at the University of Manitoba.  After graduating in 2015, I spent about a year coordinating grain and fertilizer truck transportation within Western Canada.  I currently work as an Area Marketi...

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