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Dragons’ Den legend headlines FCC series

November 2, 2015  By Farm Credit Canada

Arlene Dickinson Photo by Christopher Wahl

Nov. 2, 2015, Regina — Over the last nine years, approximately 50,000 Canadian agriculture producers and food processors have been inspired through Farm Credit Canada‘s (FCC) Forums and this year promises more uplifting insight.

In the coming months, FCC Forums will feature presentations from Arlene Dickinson, Canadian Dragons’ Den legend and CEO of Venture Communications; Jon Montgomery, Olympic gold medallist and host of the Amazing Race Canada; and Ryan Walter, Stanley Cup champion and performance expert.

The cross-Canada, full-day events are a way for audience members to hear from a lineup of high-profile speakers, and are free to Canadian producers and other members of the agriculture community. Past participants say the events are a great networking opportunity and they leave feeling inspired, ready to set new goals personally and professionally.


Dickinson is a business icon who knows the twists and turns on the road to success. She will share what she’s learned from her toughest times and greatest achievements.

“As an Albertan, I understand the critical role agriculture plays in Canada,” said Dickinson. “From coast to coast, agriculture is a key economic driver and part of our unique cultural experience. FCC plays an important role in fuelling that economy, and strengthening that agricultural legacy.”

The English stops are Kingston, Ont. (Nov. 28), Red Deer, Alta. (Dec. 8), London, Ont. (Dec. 10), Regina (Jan. 27) and Winnipeg (March 8). A sixth FCC Forum, presented in French, will be held in Drummondville, Que. (March 22).

“The FCC Forum is about bringing the ag industry together and providing an opportunity to hear new perspectives,” said Lyndon Carlson, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at FCC.

“We hope that on being a part of FCC Forums, our guests can return to their farm operations and businesses feeling energized and motivated.”

Participants can register online at or by calling 888-332-3301. People are encouraged to sign up early to reserve their spot as these events fill up quickly.


FCC Forums are complemented by nine FCC Ag Outlook 2016 events across the country this fall and winter. The half-day learning sessions will bring leading industry experts to provide valuable insights into the economy, weather and commodity markets, and will be presented in La Prairie, Que. (Nov. 26), Strathmore, Alta. (January 19), Brandon (Feb. 9), Woodstock, Ont. (February 11), Saskatoon (Feb. 23), Moose Jaw  (Feb. 24), Grande Prairie, Alta. (March 1), Edmonton, Alta. (March 3) and Moncton, N.B. (March 11).

Participants can register online at: or by calling 888-332-3301.

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $27 billion. Visit or follow FCC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture

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