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Industry Leadership

Industry Leadership Page

This is your gateway for organization development and board governance information, resources and training opportunities for organizations involved in the agriculture industry.

Visit Starting an Organization for tips on developing by-laws and policies and procedures and to determine if incorporation is appropriate for your organization. In Developing a Strategic Plan, you will learn about building vision and mission statements, goal development and strategic planning. In Board Operations, you will find information on holding meetings, risk management, communication and employee management. Being a Board Member leads you through the importance of developing board roles and responsibilities, orientation for board members, recruiting new members and succession planning for your organization.  Dissolving an Organization offers information about disbanding a board. Resources include a range of tools and printable material that are easy to share with your members.

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LeadershipTalk Webinar Series  

Manitoba Agriculture Industry Leadership staff provide free webinars on building the organizational capacity within the agriculture sector which results in high performing organizations.
Previously recorded webinars can be found here.


Building leaders through organization assessment. Kids love to eat pizza - and now, a Manitoba organization plans to create a Pizza Farm to educate kids on how the ingredients to their favourite food are grown in our province.

NEW SECTION: Board Member Recruitment

Organic Sector Looking to a Bright Future. The diversity of Manitoba’s organic sector makes communicating with and serving its members a challenge for industry organizations, one the sector is well prepared to accept thanks to a recent planning session that left them invigorated and with a solid plan for the future. Kate Storey, president of Manitoba’s Organic Alliance (MOA), and organic cattle and grain farmer, was one of the participants in the session along with members of Organic Producers Association of Manitoba (OPAM) and the Organic Food Council of Manitoba (OFCM). MOA received funding through Growing Forward 2’s Growing Visions program for the meeting and to hire a
fundraising consultant.

4-H Planning to Inspire a New Crop of Leaders. With assistance from Growing Forward 2’s Growing Visions program, the Manitoba 4-H Council has initiated a strategic plan and enlisted the help of more than 30 agricultural organizations and industry associations to contribute to the process of leadership development.

Governments Support Feasibility Study on a New Soybean Crushing Facility in Manitoba. A new feasibility study funded by the Canada and Manitoba governments and industry partners found the province has the right mix of production and market demand to support a soybean crushing facility, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.This study received $52,500 under the Growing Forward 2 – Growing Actions program.

NEW RESOURCE: Human Resource Management for Agriculture Organizations.

Growing Visions strengthening organizations. Many organizations have already benefited from the funding which has helped them determine clear objectives, develop critical skills in their board members and improve overall board management as they lead the industry forward. 

Growing Actions increasing competitiveness and innovation. Program is providing funding to develop strategic marketing initiatives, research to enter new markets or developing tools to expand the sector.

Bringing in the Crowds. Visiting a summer or winter fair with your family is fun, but it's also big business for Manitoba municipalities. Rural fairs typically have a large economic impact on their communities, which makes it important to ensure they remain popular travel destinations.

Ag Societies for Focus on Growing Leadership Capacity. Sometimes what an organization needs is an opportunity to reflect on where they've been and where they're going. 

Plant Breeding in Manitoba Next Big Opportunity for Producers. The future of cereal plant breeding may be changing in Manitoba and Canada. 

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