Manitoba Board of Directors
Our Past-President, Robert Mensies, has worked in marketing for 15 years and has the pleasure of focusing on the livestock and food processing sides of agriculture. His company, Edge Marketing Strategies, merged with 6P Marketing last year, where he holds the title of Director of Client Strategy. Robert’s ag experience is complimented with 6P’s existing branding and strategic marketing services where ag sustainability and social license focus continues to occupy his time when not working to build CAMA Manitoba.
Amanda Meyer, Amanda has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba from the Faculty of Agriculture. She has joined CAMA Manitoba as the President of the Chapter. “I look forward to leading the Chapter with the support of our great directors!”
Hiten Shah is the Territory Manager - Manitoba for The Western Producer. He is looking forward to connecting with CAMA members as the Vice-President and Membership chair.
Mary Thornley, is CAMA Manitoba's Executive Director. She has been with CAMA for the past eleven years as Executive Director and is the Event Manager for Best of CAMA. Prior to CAMA, she spent 5 years as an Account Executive with Kahntact and AdFarm (Calgary). Mary is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce in Agricultural Business.
Nathan Mitchell is Director – AgDealer and GFM Listings Platform at Glacier FarmMedia. Nathan has a BA in Environmental Sciences from the University of Manitoba and has worked previously with MacDon. He is excited to be part of the Manitoba chapter as Events chair.
Dan Kuchma is the Business Development Manager at Weatherlogics and has been with Weatherlogics since the beginning of 2021. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from the University of Manitoba. Prior to joining the team at Weatherlogics, Dan has spent the last 15 years in the agriculture industry working for companies like Monsanto, Richardson Pioneer and most recently launching Ag in Motion. Dan brings a unique skill set to Weatherlogics with experience in the industry in sales, marketing, business development, logistics, and research and development. Dan is excited to connect and network with fellow CAMA Manitoba, and National members.
Roberta Irvine is the owner of Food Propeller, a company which helps with pathfinding, sales and fund raising for small startup agri-food companies. Roberta is a Registered Dietitian with a food production background from the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Early in her career, Roberta ran her own nutrition education business and helped launch the Heart Smart Cooking Program in Manitoba. Roberta has worked in sales and marketing for Nestle Nutrition and Clintec Health Care and more recently was the Business Development Officer at the Food Development Centre. Past Board experience includes Manitoba Dietetics Association, Dietitians of Canada, Canadian Celiac Association (Manitoba Chapter) and the Horticultural Production Advisory Board at Assiniboine College. In her spare time, Roberta is trying to learn how to play her violin, much to her families regret!
Jodee Karlowsky is the Seed Marketing Coordinator for Alliance Seeds. "I started attending CAMA events as I was new to “marketing” having spent most of my agriculture career in other parts of the industry. The meetings and lunch and learns offered a convenient way to become more informed or to hear another perspective on how people approach, manage and solve a problem that I might also have. So for me, CAMA is about continuing to learn about marketing, the industry and making contact and developing relationships with people that have more expertise than I ever will and hopefully absorbing some of it. I am excited to become part of the CAMA board and working with the rest of the board and continuing to meet more members and of course to keep learning!"
Elisabeth Harms has spent most of her life exploring her passion and love for food. Her current position as the Marketing Specialist at Manitoba Egg Farmers allows her to continue this adventure while sharing all the best parts of egg farming with Manitoba. Elisabeth joined CAMA to help grow her network in the agriculture industry. When she’s not experimenting with new recipes, Elisabeth can be found either hiking or enjoying the deck with a book in hand.
Jeff English is Pulse Canada’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. With his colleagues, he works on behalf of pulse growers, traders and processors to grow the volume and value of Canadian pulse crops in markets around the world. Jeff brings to the table more than a decade of experience in strategic communications, issues management and media relations. He has advised federal Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament on numerous agricultural, trade and food safety issues, most notably as Director of Communications and chief spokesperson for former Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. Jeff has also worked for Think Shift, a leading agri-marketing agency, where he worked with clients large and small to think strategically about their public relations and marketing endeavours. Currently Jeff is leading the Communications portfolio with CAMA Manitoba.
Ashley Graye is Senior Marketing Coordinator with AgriHub Inc. She joins the CAMA AB board to lead the Professional Development portfolio.
Alex Leslie is the CAMA MB Student Liaison with the University of Manitoba. "I am a CAMA member because I find the Lunch and Learns to be valuable networking experiences, and am able to gain knowledge not taught in the University courses I am enrolled in as I achieve my Agribusiness degree. I hope with this position I will be able to increase student engagement with CAMA, and help provide fellow students with more opportunities within the vast industry of agriculture."
Tuesday, September 21 @ 12:00 pm CT
"Using video to sell your brand and sell for your brand."
Monday, October 04 @ 9:00 am ET
Flex your adjudication skills sign up to be a Best of CAMA 2021 judge.
Thursday, October 07 @ 1:00 pm ET
Registration is now open to attend CAMA Ontarios fall webinar Adaption & Innovation: Planning Insights for the Future Thursday, October 7 at 1 PM EST. Join our lineup of industry experts for an engaging discussion as we reflect on the recent changes, challenges, trends and innovations and look to the future of our agricultural industry.
Friday, October 08 @ 4:00 pm ET
Its our third annual Thanksgiving turkey order, so if you havent already picked one up, heres an offer you dont want to miss. CAMA Alberta will order your turkey from a local Hutterite colony and have it ready for pickup at Cold Garden Brewery, in Calgary (Inglewood) on October 8th (between 2 5PM).
Wednesday, November 17 @ 2:00 pm ET
Join us for the Best of CAMA virtual webinar to learn from last years' Best of Show winners on what makes a winning entry.
Thursday, November 18 @ 2:00 pm ET
Join us on Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 2:00PM EST for the Best of CAMA virtual awards event.
Thursday, November 18 @ 2:00 pm ET
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