Manitoba’s Michele Rogalsky recognized with Wilson Loree Award
Michele has dedicated her career to the advancement of agricultural education and training, retiring in 2022 from the University of Manitoba, School of Agriculture after 33 years of service.
December 21, 2022 By Farm Management Canada
Farm Management Canada recently held its annual Agricultural Excellence Conference where Michele Rogalsky was announced as the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Wilson Loree Award. Now in year 20, the award honours individuals or groups who have made an extraordinary contribution to advancing farm business management in CanadaFarm Management Canada
Michele has dedicated her career to the advancement of agricultural education and training, retiring in 2022 from the University of Manitoba, School of Agriculture after 33 years of service. She spearheaded a critical revitalization of the two-year Diploma in Agriculture program, transforming the curriculum into one of the top applied farm management and production agriculture training programs in Canada.
Under her guidance, the School of Agriculture has established itself as a farm safety education and training leader, and Michele facilitated a collaboration with Brodenhead Ojibway Nation to incorporate growing Indigenous foods and medicines, exploring sustainable food systems, nutrition, land stewardship and business practices.
According to student feedback, Michele’s farm instructors made one of the best pivots to deliver effective online offerings during the COVID shutdowns on campus. Most of her current team of instructors were mentored by Michele as her students.
Throughout her career, Michele served on a number of industry boards including the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council, and as Chair of the Canadian Association of Diplomas in Agriculture Program.
Wilson Loree retired as Head of Agriculture Business Management after 27 years with Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. The award was created in 2002 in Wilson’s name by Farm Management Canada.
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