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Olympic athlete Clara Hughes headlines FCC Forum speaker series

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 20161225 Views

FCC Forum speaker series

Olympic athlete Clara Hughes headlines FCC Forum speaker series

Regina, Saskatchewan – Over the last 10 years, more than 50,000 people involved in Canadian agriculture 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 Clara Hughes, six-time Olympic medallist and mental health advocate, Rex Murphy, social commentator, editorialist and distinct Canadian voice and Bruce Sellery, TV host, financial journalist and bestselling author of Moolala.

The cross-Canada events allow producers and other members of the agriculture community to hear from a lineup of high-profile speakers at no charge. Past participants say the events are a great networking opportunity and they leave feeling inspired, ready to set new goals personally and professionally.

Olympic medallist in cycling and speed skating, Clara Hughes is the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both summer and winter Olympic Games. Believing that actions off the track define people as much as those on it, Hughes inspires success in all areas of life. Her candid, personal talk touches on how she believes sports can change lives as well as her own struggle with depression.

“My roots are firmly planted in prairie soil and it’s a great gift to be part of the FCC Forum,” said Hughes. “To have the opportunity to share, listen and learn from such a grounded group of hard working Canadians is not lost on me. We connect through struggle and joy, I can’t imagine a finer group of individuals to meet from coast to coast.”

The FCC Forum, presented in English, stops at London, Ont. (December 6), Red Deer, Alta. (December 9), Winnipeg, Man. (February 28) and Moncton, N.B. (March 11). A fifth FCC Forum, presented in French, will be held in Drummondville, Que. (March 21). Catch Hughes and Murphy in Winnipeg or all three in London, Red Deer and Moncton.

“The FCC Forum is an opportunity to become inspired by an impressive lineup of speakers and connected with more than 700 people involved in agriculture, all in the same room,” said Todd Klink, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at FCC. “As Canada’s only financial institution entirely dedicated to agriculture, this is one of the many ways FCC gives back to the industry that feeds the world.”

FCC Forums are complemented by nine FCC Ag Outlook events 2017 across the country this fall and winter. The half-day learning sessions will bring leading industry experts to provide valuable insights and outlooks into the economy, commodity markets and more, and will be presented in Saskatoon, Sask. (November 29), Yorkton, Sask. (December 1), Morris, Man. (December 13), Swift Current, Sask. (January 31), North Battleford, Sask. (February 2), Camrose, Alta. (February 7), Taber, Alta. (February 9), Chatham, Ont. (March 2) and Newmarket, Ont. (March 16).

Participants can register online at or by calling 1-888-332-3301. People are encouraged to sign up early to reserve their spot as these events fill up quickly.

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $28 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. Our profits are reinvested back into agriculture and the communities where our customers and employees live and work. Visit or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture.

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For more information, photos or to set up an interview with a speaker, contact:

Éva Larouche (bilingual)
Corporate Communication
Farm Credit Canada

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