Canada Management Profiles

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Steve Larocque - Chairman

Phone: 403 321 0181 


Steve is an independent crop advisor based out of Three Hills, Alberta. As owner of Beyond Agronomy, he manages over 30,000 acres of cropland and publishes The Spark, a weekly e-newsletter that focuses on innovations and new ideas gleaned from around the world. He is also a first generation grain farmer who farms north of Drumheller and one of the first to implement a full controlled traffic farming and inter-row seeding system in Western Canada. Steve has been working with producers for over fifteen years. He is a Certified Crop Advisor, has a diploma in Crop Advisory from Olds College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Lethbridge. Steve is a 2007 Canadian Nuffield Scholar and spends much of the off season travelling internationally to speak to farm groups and scouring the globe for innovative crop production techniques to bring home to Western Canada.
Theresa Whalen - Executive Director


Theresa Whalen is a communications professional with extensive experience in public relations, stakeholder engagement, writing, editing, strategic planning and development, project management, crisis management, research and analysis, event planning and media management in all mediums. She is a seasoned professional at planning, developing and executing results-based communications strategies, plans and deliverables as well as collateral and publication development, and is a stickler for brand standards. She has a strong track record of partnering with senior leadership to develop creative, measurable, targeted communications in alignment with broader organizational strategies. Theresa's consulting background has highly developed her assessment and prioritization skills, and as a communications generalist she is able to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and shift priorities as required.
Rod Bradshaw - Secretary


Rod Badshaw is a 1995 Nuffield Scholar, He, his wife Shelley and their two sons run Beck Farms Ltd, a 485 hectare property which produces vegetables and grain. Rod has an agricultural degree from the University of Alberta and has held many positions on local, provincial and national boards. He is involved with two "New Generation Co-operatives", Innisfail Growers, the marketing arm of Beck Farms, and the Calgary Farmers Market, which is a year-round market. Rod has also received a 'Centennial Medal' from the Government of Alberta for his contribution to agriculture.
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