2023 Conference

A conference for everyone involved in growing healthy lands, people and communities.

Join us in Lloydminster February 10 – 12, 2023 for the Western Canadian Holistic Management Conference.

What to Expect:

Practical Tools for Your Farm

Holistic Management educates and empowers people to make socially, environmentally and financially sound decisions. Take home new ideas and practices to improve your land and your business.

Inspiring Community

Known for attracting an amazing community of people who work with the land this is the place to meet farmers, ranchers and land managers who are exploring new practices, ways of thinking and supporting the paradigm shift in our agriculture and food systems.

Conference Program:

Friday February 10, 2023 (At the Border Inn & Suites)
6:00 pmMeet the HM Network & Cash Bar
SaturdayFebruary 11, 2023 (At the Lloyd Ex)
7:45 am Registration Opens & Breakfast
8:30 amWelcome
9:00 amExperiences from the land and life
Don Guilford and Art McElroy will share what they have learned from years of HM practice. Hear about the challenges and insights from across the generations.
10:00 am Break
10:30 amFocusing in on your North Star
Experienced HM producers Tim Hoven, Sean McGrath, Glen and Dawn Ekert, Gary and Lynn Richards will share how they focus on people while being ecologically and financially sustainable.
11:45 amGiving the Land a Voice
Bronwyn Green will share how HMC’s Ecological Outcome Verification program is measuring ecological health and providing a tool to share the story of regeneration on the land.
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmRising Stars
Young producers Joe Gardner, John and Deanne Chuiko, Calvin and Marla Gavelin will share how they explore solutions to challenges in their grazing or cropping enterprises. Gain ideas to take home and test out.
3:00 pmBreak
3:30 pm Planning for Uncertainty – Don Campbell
4:30 pm
Presentation by David Irvine
With more than 35 years of experience as a family therapist, workshop facilitator, lecturer, and advisor to executives, David will share a practical approach to leadership and transforming lives.
6:00 pm Banquet Supper
7:00 pm Tribute to Don and Bev Campbell
Evening Social & Visiting
SundayFebruary 12, 2023 (At the Lloyd Ex)
7:45 am Breakfast
8:30 amZero Till Gardening
Glenys Neuman, Bluesette Campbell, and Alan Kneech will share how they have used regenerative principles to create beautiful, bountiful gardens for their family and communities.
9:30 amAccessing Resources for Your Regenerative Project
Learn about the OFCAF program and how farmers have been using it to regenerate the land.
10:00 amBreak
10:30 amDon’t Regenerate Alone!
No regenerative farmer wants to be an island. Explore with Dana Penrice how to work with neighbours and build local, supportive learning groups to grow the regenerative movement.
11:30 amGetting the word out about Holistic Management
Media professionals Alexis Kienlen and Lisa Gunther will share their thoughts on how we can share the impact of Holistic Management with different audiences.
12:15 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Holistic Management Overview
New to Holistic Management or want a refresher? Stick around for a re-cap on the principles of Holistic Management.
1:45 pm Closing Remarks

Thank you to our sponsors:

B-C Ranch


Sponsorship & Trade Show:

This conference is the largest gatherings of Western Canada’s regenerative producers. Bringing in 150+ attendees, this is an event your company cannot afford to miss.

Our top sponsors receive prime spaces in our centrally-located trade show, where participants walk by throughout the day. Reserve early to ensure your spot for this year.

Children’s Program

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”.

Holistic Management is committed to supporting the next generation and offers an educational children’s program at our conference so they can learn alongside us.

Conference Hotel

Bookings available at the Border Inn & Suites. Reference the Holistic Management Conference when you register.
 1-800-658-4404 | https://www.borderinnsuites.ca/

Conference Contact

To speak to someone about our conference please reach out to the conference planning committee Chair Ralph Corcoran:
 1-306-434-9772 | rlcorcoran@sasktel.net

Special thanks to our conference planning committee for volunteering their time to make this a special event for all!