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Mairlyn Smith will be joining us Sunday evening along with members from the Manitoba Association of Home Economists to hear Mairlyn's presentation on her new book Peace, Love and Fibre.  

Peace, Love and Fibre: How to Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle One Day at a Time 

Conference Agenda 


YOU GOTTA LAUGH: Healing Stress With Humour
Susan will kick off the day with an entertaining program that will remind us not to take things too seriously, highlight our most common sources of stress, and reveal some ways to see the lighter side of life.



Comedian Susan Stewart blends the wit and wisdom she’s known for with powerful messages about not taking life too seriously – especially in times of adversity and uncertainty. In her stand-up comedy style, Susan shares ways to see the lighter side of life leaving everyone more uplifted and inspired to meet their challenges with a positive outlook, and of course, a sense of humour. Susan is the author of Reaching The Laugh Resort: Why The Journey To Remembering Who You (Really) Are Is Worth The Jet Lag, Your New Lenses Are Ready For Pick Up: A Guide To Seeing The Lighter Side Of Life, and You Gotta. 


Bring Your "A" Game to Work and Life!

If you have ever been tired, overwhelmed, stressed and it's not even lunch time yet, you will need to hear this presentation. 

If you have ever felt like there was not enough time, energy, and motivation to do the things you know you 'should' do, you will appreciate this presentation. 

If you have significant relationships that have room for improvement, you should grab your pen and paper and run , not walk into this presentation! 

Stephanie has burnt out and bounced back, ran out of time, energy and motivation and now has more than enough of all of them (well, most of the time anyway!).

Steph knows first hand that we can only do good if we feel good and we can only feel good if we are willing to look at ourselves in the mirror. Yikes! 

Journey on this high energy, no holds barred presentation as Stephanie peels the layers back and exposes not only what  you need to do to bring your "A" game to your life and livelihood but how to do it - sustainably! 


Join master motivator, Stephanie Staples, for this fast-paced, interactive and idea-packed program that will have  you laughing, inspired and with a full set of tools that will positively impact your life and livelihood.

Monday Speakers

COLLEEN DYCK - in partnership with Canadian Food Grains Bank  - will speak about her trip to Africa and the documentary she filmed while there. It looks at the similarities of women in Agriculture. Women Hold the Key to Building Food Security

Luncheon Speaker - STARS Air Ambulance.

Afternoon Select-A-Sessions

Janice Goldsborough - What Your Need to Know - Down on the Farm - Information on Farm Employment 

Robin Young,  Chief Operating Officer/General Manager of the Food Development Centre - Manitoba Protein Advantage

Brian Wall - Mental Health Awareness


Hiecy Hormol - Transferring a Corporation

Thelma Blahey - Be an Influencer! How to Make Your Voice Heard with Today's Technology and Tools!

Getty Stewart - Meal Preparation Ideas for Busy Farm Families


Tuesday Speakers

Protecting Yourself -speaker TBA

Erin and Dara - Relaxing Food in a  World of Confusing Messages.