2019-20 Seminars

January 22, 2020
Dr. Carla Taylor, Professor, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences
"Pulses for Your Pulse, Fats for Your Fat"


November 20, 2019
Dr. David Levin, Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering
"Biotechnology for Sustainability"


October 31, 2019
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Professor, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Scientific Director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University
"Growing Demand for Canadian Plant Protein in an Evolving Global Marketplace"

October 22, 2019
Annual Daryl F. Kraft Lecture
Dr. Michele Veeman
Professor Emerita of Agricultural and Resource Economics in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology of the University of Alberta
"Trade Policy for Agriculture: How Politics is Trumping Economics"


September 12, 2019
Dr. Steve Marcroft
, Marcroft Grains Pathology, Horsham, Victoria, Australia
"The Australian story of blackleg in canola: from crop destruction to 4 million tonnes"


2018-19 Seminars

April 26, 2019
Dr. Nathan Pelletier, NSERC/Egg Farmers of Canada Industrial Research Chair in Sustainability and Endowed Chair in Bio-economy Sustainability Management, University of British Columbia - Okanagan "Sustainability as (re)organizing principle and moving target: Considering the past, present, and future of industrial livestock systems"



April 10, 2019
Dr. Chengbo Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, and Dr. Francis Lin, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science
"Towards economical and faster methods for detecting mycotoxins in feeds and feed ingredients"


March 27, 2019
Dr. Rotimi Aluko, Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, and Dr. Clement O. Adebooye, Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria (and visiting Professor, FHNS)
"Scaling up technologies on fertilizer microdosing, production and value addition of indigenous vegetables in West Africa: The IDRC-funded MicroVeg report"



March 13, 2019
Dr. Pat MacKay, Senior Scholar, Department of Entomology and Dr. Robert J. Lamb, Emeritus Research Scientist, Department of Entomology
"Exploring Population Dynamics: 20 Years of Data on a Manitoba Insect"



January 23, 2019
Myrna Grahn - Manager, Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre, Glenlea, MB
"Canadian Centre for Food Integrity 2018 Public Trust Research: Insights to Actions - What Makes Food Information Credible?"


November 21, 2018
Michele Rogalsky - Director, School of Agriculture
Cora Dupuis - Experiential Learning Specialist, School of Agriculture
Kristen MacMillan - Agronomist in Residence, Department of Plant Science
"Enhancing Experiential Learning through Partnerships"


October 31, 2018
Dr. Ryan Cardwell - Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
"The Evolution of Canada's International Food Assistance Policies"


October 24, 2018
Annual Daryl F. Kraft Lecture
Dr. Daniel A. Sumner
The Frank H. Buck, Jr., Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California
"North American Agriculture in an Era of Trade Policy Turmoil: Reaffirming the Value of Open Markets"

September 12, 2018
Dr. Dilantha Fernando - Department of Plant Science, Agricultural and Food Sciences
Dr. Teresa de Kievit - Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science
Dr. Mark Belmonte - Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
"Dissecting designer genes for managing diseases of canola through phenotyping, genotyping and transcriptomics approaches" 

2017-18 Seminars

April 25, 2018
Dr. Terence P. McGonigle
Department of Biology, Brandon University
"Figuring out soil biology with variation in time, space, and among species" 


March 21, 2018
Dr. Jason Morrison
Department of Biosystems Engineering
"Data Science: Lessons for Ag Researchers and Industry from a Burgeoning Emergent Discipline"


February 14, 2018
Dr. Paul Bullock
Department of Soil Science
“Canopy Reflectance for Agricultural Crop Assessment”


January 24, 2018
Dr. Argenis Rodas-Gonzalez
Department of Animal Science
“Bison Meat: Colour Matters”

December 6, 2017
Dr. Jared Carlberg
Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
"Measuring Potential Public Healthcare Cost Savings from Mitigation of Food-Related Chronic Diseases"


November 15, 2017
Dr. Iain Davidson-Hunt
Natural Resources Institute, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Earth, Environment and Resources
"Biocultural Design and Innovation in Smal Scale Food Systems"


October 25, 2017
Ninth Annual Kraft Lecture
Dr. Brady Deaton
Professor in Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Guelph and the McCain Family Chair in Food Security
"Land and Water: Issues and Approaches in Canada, First Nations, and Abroad - Conflict and Cooperation in Natural Resource Use: Institutions and Economic Performance"

October 18, 2017
Mr. Ian Affleck

Executive Director of Plant Biotechnology, CropLife Canada
"Helping Canada Grow"


September 20, 2017
Ms. Christine Rawluk
Research Development Coordinator, National Centre for Livestock and the Environment (NCLE)
"The National Centre for Livestock and the Environment: a 10 year evolution"

2017-18 Seminars

April 19, 2017
Dr. Jason Gibbs

Department of Entomology
"Bees gone wild: The taxonomy, evolution and ecology of the other 20,000 bees"

March 15, 2017
Mr. Mitch Rezansoff
Integrated Solutions Manager, Enns Brothers Ltd.
"The Rules of Agriculture are Changing"

March 8, 2017
Dr. Jennifer Gardy
BC Centre for Disease Control, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, and Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics
"The Science of Science Communication"

March 1, 2017
Dr. Selena Randall
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine
"Made in Manitoba - Mining Big Data for Population Research"

February 15, 2017
Dr. Owen Roberts, University of Guelph and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists
and Ed Cassavoy, The Toronto Star
"So what and who care? How agriculture can get urban media's attention"

January 18, 2017
Dr. Brian Amiro
Department of Soil Science
"Challenges and Opportunities for Mitigating Agricultural Greenhouse Gases"

December 7, 2016
Dr. Christina Lengyel
Department of Human Nutritional Sciences
"A Balancing Act: Nourishing a Diverse Older Adult Population Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities"

October 21, 2016
Eighth Annual Daryl F. Kraft Lecture
Dr. Joseph Glauber
Former Chief Economist, USDA and Chief U.S. Agriculture Negotiator WTO Doha Round
“Whither U.S. Agriculture Trade Policy: Trump, Clinton, BREXIT, WTO, NAFTA and TPP"

October 19, 2016
Dr. Derek Brewin
Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
"The Games Firms Play in the Grain Value Chain"

September 28, 2016
Dr. Fuji Jian
Department of Biosystems Engineering
"Mathematical Modelling of Stored Grain Ecosystems"

September 14, 2016
Dr. Rob Gulden
Department of Plant Science
"Ecological thinking in agriculture: Why you should care!?

2015-16 Seminars

March 23, 2016
Dr. Julieta Frank
Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
"What can we learn from electronic commodity markets?"

January 20, 2016
Dr. Song Liu, Dr. Mashiur Rahman and Dr. Wen Zhong
Department of Biosystems Engineering
"Innovative Biomaterials and Medical Textiles"
Dr. Song Liu's Acknowledgements

December 9, 2015
Dr. Kateryn Rochon
Department of Entomology
"The new neighbours suck! Changes in tick distribution in Manitoba and beyond”

November 18, 2015
Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst
Department of Soil Science
"What is in the water? Have a closer look at pesticides, bacteria and genes"

October 28, 2015
Seventh Annual Daryl F. Kraft Lecture
Dr. Colin A. Carter
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis
“China and the Global Food Equation"

September 28, 2015
Mr. Jeffrey Fitzpatrick-Stilwell
Senior Manager, Sustainability, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited
"McDonald's Perspective on Sustainable Food Systems"

2014-15 Seminars

May 13, 2015
JoAnne Buth
CEO, Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI)
“From Field to Fork - The Drivers of Canadian Wheat”

April 15, 2015
Dr. Mario Tenuta
Department of Soil Science
"Nitrous oxide: Are we reducing emissions from soil"

March 18, 2015
Dr. Martin Nyachoti
Department of Animal Science
“Recent developments in antibiotic-free feeding systems in swine production”

March 12, 2015
Dr. Ralph C. Martin
Professor and Loblaw Chair in Sustainable Food Production
Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph
"Food Production for Enough Healthy Consumption"

February 25, 2015
Dr. A.C. (Ale) Costamagna
Department of Entomology
"Sustainable Pest Management in Agricultural Landscapes"

January 21, 2015
Dr. Martin Entz
Department of Plant Science
“Conservation agriculture, organic farming and agroecology: The three musketeers of a sustainable food system”

December 3, 2014
Dr. Qiang Zhang
Department of Biosystems Engineering
“The Role of Engineering in Dealing with Airborne Transmission of Animal Diseases”

November 19, 2014
Dr. Annette Desmarais, Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts
"Food Sovereignty: A Powerful New Vision for Agriculture and Food"

October 29, 2014
Sixth Annual Daryl F. Kraft Lecture
Dr. Richard Gray
Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan
“Fostering Productivity on Both Sides of the Farm Gate: Can we grow it; can we move it?"

October 15, 2014
Dr. Ryan Cardwell
Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
"Milked and Feathered: The Regressive Welfare Effects of Canada's Supply Management Regime"

September 17, 2014
Dr. Michel Aliani
Department of Human Nutritional Sciences
"No Target is the Target: Application of Metabolomics to Food and Biological Fluids for Hypothesis Generation"

2013-2014 Seminars

April 16, 2014
Dr. Ehsan Khafipour
Department of Animal Science
"Microbial Wall Street: Development, Stability, and Crisis in the Digestive System – How it Impacts the Host"

March 19, 2014
Dr. Peter Jones
Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
"Healthy Oils: Making the Most of a Canadian Prairie Resource"

February 26, 2014
Dr. Wole Akinremi
Department of Soil Science
Q & A Panel Members:  Mr. Bob Eilers, retired, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, and Dr. Martin Scanlon, Department of Food Science
"Under-utilized indigenous vegetables for food security and income generation among women farmers in Southwestern Nigeria"

January 22, 2014
Dr. Rob Currie
Department of Entomology
"When honey bee colonies collapse --- you can see the queen bee -- but to solve the problem 'we crave a different kind of buzz'"

November 20, 2013
Dr. Lysa Porth, Guy Carpenter Professor in Agricultural Risk Management and Insurance
Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research
"Understanding the Value of Reinsurance"

October 23, 2013
Dr. Brian Fristensky
Department of Plant Science
"Moving targets and millions of sequencing reads - Bioinformatics lessons from an international biofuels project"

September 27, 2013
Dr. Chandra B. Singh
OPIsystems Inc.
"Debunking the 'Night-on Fan Strategy' for Grain Drying "

September 18, 2013
Dr. Ramanathan Sri Ranjan
Department of Biosystems Engineering
"Optimizing Farm-Level Water Management to Protect Lake Water Quality"


2012-2013 Seminars

April 17, 2013
Dr. Chad Lawley
Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
"Conservation Easements in Agricultural Landscapes: Win-win?"

February 13, 2013
Dr. Ying Chen
Department of Biosystems Engineering
"Agricultural Engineering Achievements that Changed the World"

January 16, 2013
Dr. Woo Kyun Kim
Department of Animal Science
"Nutrition, Cell Biology, and Nutrigenomics Approaches in Animal Nutrition Researchs"

November 21, 2012
Dr. Peter Jones, Director
Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
"Putting Your Best Food Forward: The Role of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals"
October 10, 2012
Dr. Francis Zvomuya
Department of Soil Science
"Keeping our dirt clean: staying current in a changing enviro-regulatory climate"
September 19, 2012
Dr. Terry Galloway
Department of Entomology
"Biodiversity of ectoparasites on birds in Manitoba: a veterinary entomologist takes a walk on the wild side"


2011-2012 Seminars

April 18, 2012
Dr. David Lobb
Department of Soil Science
"Transforming the Agricultural Landscape, One Field at a Time"

 March 22, 2012
Dr. Craig Pearson
Sustainability Society Institute in Melbourne, Australia
"Changing Agriculture to Save the World"
March 21, 2012
Dr. Gary Fulcher
Department of Food Science
"What's in Your Cereal Bowl"

February 15, 2012
Dr. Laurie Connor
Department of Animal Science
"This Little Piggy Stayed Home"

Januray 18, 2012
Dr. Nazim Cicek
Department of Biosystems Engineering
"Recovering Struvite Fertilizer from Liquid Hog Manure"

November 23, 2011
Dr. Dilantha Fernando
Department of Plant Science
"Trucks, Pathogens, Farm Economies & Trade Issues: Opening the Black-Box to Blackleg in Canola"

October 12, 2011
Dr. Milton Boyd
Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
"Food Trade Trends and Barriers in China"  (PDF)

2010-2011 Seminars

March 16 2011
Dr. Barbara Sharanowski
Department of Entomology
"New Molecular Tools in Insect Phylogenetics: Can Agriculture Benefit?”

February 16 2011
Dr. Paul Bullock
Department of Soil Science
"Climate Change and Crop Production: Prospects for the Northern Great Plains"

January 19, 2011
Dr. Julieta Frank
Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
"What Drives Agricultural Commodity Prices?"

November 19, 2010
IEAP Program 2009-2010 Graduation Ceremony

November 17, 2010
Dr. Stefan Cenkowski
Department of Biosystems Engineering
"Can We Dry with Water?"
October 27, 2010
Dr. Jay Bell
University of Minnesota
"The Times They are a Changing: Managing the Change Process for Curriculum Review in Agriculture"
September 15, 2010
Dr. Bogdan A. Slominski
Animal Science
"Advances in Enzymes Use for Improved Nutrition"


2009-2010 Seminars

April , 2010
Dr. Martin Scanlon and Michael Stringer
Food Science
"Bubbles: Why Study Nothing?"
March 17, 2010
Dr. Fouad Daayf
Plant Science
"Plants vs. Pathogens: A Fight for Survival"

March 11, 2010
Bruce Vincent
"With Vision There Is Hope"

February 23, 2010
Daryl F. Kraft Lecture Series
Dr. Daryll Ray
Agricultural Policy Analysis Center
University of Tennessee
"Food Demand and Population Growth: Can Agriculture Keep Up?"

February 10, 2010
Dr. Fabio Mattos
Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
"Are Farmers Rational? An Investigation on Risk-Taking Behaviour in Agriculture"
January 20, 2010
Dr. Kees Plaizier
Animal Science
"Feeding Strategies for Healthy Cows"

November 18, 2009
Dr. Cheryl Podemski
Freshwater Institute
"Ecosystems Effect of Freshwater Cage Farm Aquaculture"
October 28, 2009
Dr. Kris Dick, P. Eng
Biosystems Engineering
"Alternative Building Research at the UofM Alternative Village"

October 15, 2009
Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics
"Sow Stalls: Ethics, Perceptions and Animal Welfare"
Paul Shapiro, Humane Society of the United States
Dr. Dana Medoro, Department of English, Film and Theatre
Dr. Wayne Lees, Chief Veterinary Officeer, Government of Manitoba
Twyla Francois, Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA)
Dr. Laurie Connor, Department of Animal Science

September 16, 2009
Dr. Don Flaten
Soil Science
"Processes and BMPs Controlling P Loss During Snowmelt: Snow and Rain are not the Same"

2008-2009 Seminars

April 29, 2009
Dr. Ed Tyrchniewicz
Department of Agribusiness & Agricultural Economics
"Growing the Island Way"
April 15, 2009
Dr. R. Sri Ranjan
Department of Biosystems Engineering
"Advances in Water Management - Thinking Outside the Box"
March 18, 2009
Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Lecompte
Department of Animal Science
"Nutritional Immunology: Implications in animal production, welfare and food safety"

March 9, 2009
"What Does it Take to Succeed in Agriculture?"
Faculty Town Hall Session
February 11, 2009
Dr. Robert Currie
Department of Entomology
"Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD): Mysterious disease or death by a thousand cuts?"
January 21, 2009
Dr. Wolé Akinremi
Department of Soil Science
"Managing Phosphorus for Environmental and Agronomic Sustainability"
November 19, 2008
Dr. Derek Brewin
Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
"Market Efficiency in the Western Canadian Canola Market"
October 15, 2008
Dr. Claudio Stasolla
Department of Plant Science
"Regulation of Plant Embryo Development in Vitro"
September 17, 2008
Dr. Susan Arntfield
Department of Food Science
"Pass the Pulses Please"


2007-2008 Seminars

May 21, 2008
Dr. Rick Holley
Department of Food Science
"Food Safety in Canada (Part Two)"
April 16, 2008
Dr. Dilantha Fernando
Department of Plant Science
"Bacterial Weapons of Fungal Destruction in Plant Health"
March 19, 2008
Dr. Richard Holley
Department of Food Science
"Food Safety in Canada (Part One)"
February 13, 2008
Dr. Ryan Cardwell
Department of Agribusiness
"Trade Retaliation, Levies & Terminator Genes: Biotechnology Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries"
January 16, 2008
Dr. Karmin O
Department of Animal Science
"Natural Health Products:  Potential Cellular Targets and Clinical Implication"
November 21, 2007
Dr. David Lobb
Department of Soil Science
"Turning Soil Erosion and Soil Conservation Upside Down"
November 1, 2007 (Plant Science Seminar Series)
Dr. Stephen Jones
Washington State University
"University Assisted Plant Breeding: Bringing the Farmers Back"
Sponsored by Manitoba Institute of Agrologists
September 19, 2007
Dr. Neil Holliday
Department of Entomology
"Root Maggots: The Unseen Enemies of Canola"


2006-2007 Seminars

April 26, 2007
Dr. Robert Hill
Department of Plant Science
"Plant Survival in a stressful environment"
February 21, 2007
Dr. Ryan Cardwell
Department of Agribusiness
"Food Aid and the WTO: The Effects of Trade Rules on Food Aid Shipments"