Stage Schedules

2018 Educational Schedule, More to Come - Stay Tuned!

National Bank Stage - Located at Metroland Media Agriplex:

Moe Agostino

Wednesday, March 7th @ 1PM | Thursday, March 8th @ 11AM | Friday, March 9th @ 11AM

Moe has over 30 years of experience in trading markets, commodity risk management and marketing the last 15 years with Risk Management. Moe is the manager and Chief Commodity Strategist. His primary areas of expertise include the grain, basis, livestock, feed, energy/diesel and input marketing and purchases.  Moe uses e-mail and text marketing programs to assist clients both retail and corporate in protecting themselves from the excesses and volatility in commodity price swings. In 2017, the division provided hands-on marketing advice and consulting to thousands of farmers across North America with a value in excess of over $1 billion. has their own skin in the game with a 2100 corn, soybeans and wheat acre farm in Port Dover, Ontario owned and operated since 2005.

Moe is a sought after speaker who has made numerous presentations to groups across the USA and Canada and is the author of www.http\ an on-line learning educational video series and Moe’s Market Minute and has performed 6 U.S. crop tours, 3 Quebec Crop Tours and 2 Ontario crop tours since 2012.

His track record speaks for itself!

Lesley Kelly

Lesley Kelly Photo

Thursday, March 8th @ 10AM 

Lesley is the head and heart behind the blog, High Heels & Canola Fields with the goal of building community, creating conversation and help make agriculture stronger. She grew upon her family’s grain farm at Watrous, Saskatchewan and after gaining an education in marketing and accounting, went on to work in various marketing and branding positions in the ag sector, such as Cargill, ATB Financial, Farm Credit Canada and is currently the Brand Manager at WorkHorse Hub. Using her entrepreneurial spirit and the skills developed through her agribusiness career, she created a snack food business using the barley grown on her farm. In December 2015, she started her blog in hopes to dispel myths and bring consumers and farmers together. In 2017, she expanded her reach by joining the Farmer and the City Girl podcast which explores various topics in food and farming through real life conversations. Advocating for mental health is near to her heart and in 2018, she was part of the #BellLetsTalk campaign and co-founded the Do More Agriculture Foundation whose missions is to break barriers and create a culture where all producers are encouraged, empowered and supported to take care of their mental well-being. She isn’t afraid to tackle any conversations within agriculture and through storytelling, photography and her love of ag, she’s attracted a loyal fan base in the thousands across the world. Her and her husband live in Regina where they raise their two young boys.

Stage Schedule: 

Date Speaker Time
Wednesday, March 7th Moe Agostino 1PM
Thursday, March 8th Lesley Kelly 10AM
  Moe Agostino 11AM
Friday, March 9th Moe Agostino 11AM

DuPont Pioneer Lounge - Located at Metroland Media Agriplex: 

Speaker Series 

Date Session Details Time
Wednesday, March 7th

Grain Drying & Storage Workshop

John Gnadke - Advanced Grain Systems Inc., Ankeny Iowa

  Breeding Soybeans in 2025

Breeding Soybeans into 2025

Charlie Zila – DuPont Pioneer Soybean Research Scientist, Windfall, IN


Management Decisions to Maximize your Corn Yields

Dave Harwood, DuPont Pioneer Technical Services Manager

Thursday, March 8th  Grain Drying & Storage Workshop

John Gnadke - Advanced Grain Systems Inc., Ankeny Iowa

  Breeding Soybeans in 2025

Breeding Soybeans into 2025

Charlie Zila – DuPont Pioneer Soybean Research Scientist, Windfall, IN

  Dirt Sweat N Tears with @farmermegzz

Twitter personality, farmer and ag advocate

from Saskatchewan

Friday, March 9th Dirt Sweat N Tears with @farmermegzz Twitter personality, farmer and ag advocate from Saskatchewan 11AM
  Maximizing the Digital Acre Three growers discuss successful digital management practices working on their farm 1PM


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