Speakers

Amy Mangin

Amy Mangin

Amy Mangin is currently a PhD student in the department of plant science at the University of Manitoba, focused on intensive spring wheat agronomy.
Cory Willness

Cory Willness

Cory Willness is the president of CropPro Consulting, an independent crop consulting company that has provided crop management services and variable-rate fertilizer/seed services to farmers since 2003.
David Lobb

David Lobb

Dr. David Lobb is a professor in the department of soil science at the University of Manitoba. He received his B.Sc. (1987) in physical geography from the University of Toronto, and his M.Sc. (1991) and Ph.D. (1998) in soil science from the University of Guelph. Before moving to Manitoba in 1999, he worked in Ontario and across Atlantic Canada. He grew up on a cash crop farm in southern Ontario.
Dr. Bobbi Helgason

Dr. Bobbi Helgason

Dr. Bobbi Helgason is a soil microbiologist at the University of Saskatchewan, who’s research program aims to realize improvements in agricultural productivity and sustainability through then manipulation of microbially-mediated nutrient cycling and plant-microbe interactions.
Dr. Don Flaten

Dr. Don Flaten

Dr. Don Flaten is a professor in the department of soil science at the University of Manitoba, where he specializes in crop nutrition and nutrient management teaching and research, with a focus on agricultural N, P, K and S management from agronomic and environmental points of view.
Dr. Jeff Schoenau

Dr. Jeff Schoenau

Dr. Jeff Schoenau is a professor of soil fertility and professional agrologist who works in the department of soil science at the University of Saskatchewan.
Marla Riekman

Marla Riekman

Marla Riekman is the soil management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture. She earned a bachelor of science degree in agroecology and a master’s degree in soil science, both from the University of Manitoba. Before joining Manitoba Agriculture in 2007, Marla worked as the farm manager for the Manitoba Zero Tillage Research Association and also as a soil conservationist with the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration. Marla’s main focus is to provide extension on soil management issues, including tillage, salinity and compaction. Marla’s passion for soil has even crept into her personal life – she is known to create jewelry with soil in her spare time.
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