WCCA6 Committees and Volunteers

We thank all our volunteers and their organizations for supporting the WCCA6 event.

The committees and their members are:

Fundraising Committee, primarily responsible for compiling the master budget and raising funds,

  • Don McCabe, Soil Conservation Council of Canada
  • Karen Scanlon, Conservation Technology Information Center
  • Paul Thoroughgood, Ducks Unlimited
  • Glen Shaw, Soil Conservation Council of Canada
  • Paul Overby, Lee Farms
  • Tim Healey, Koch Agronomic Services
  • Jeff Whetstine, March Consulting, LLC

Canadian Organizing Committee, responsible for logistical details regarding the conference and tours in Winnipeg as well as border crossing

  • Glen Shaw, Soil Conservation Council of Canada
  • Peter Gamache, Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta
  • Josie VanLent, Soil Conservation Council of Canada
  • Marla Riekman, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
  • Sue Hubbs, Soil Conservation Council of Canada
  • Tim Nerbas, Farmer/producer
  • Michelle Harland,  AAFC

Canadian Tour Committee (sub-committee)

  • Neil Galbraith, Farmer/producer
  • Marla Riekman, Manitoba Agriculture
  • John Fitzmaurice, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Bob Lowe, Farmer/producer

U.S. Organizing Committee, responsible for logistical details regarding U.S. tours and border crossing

  • Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University
  • Neonila Martyniuk, Agro-Soyuz
  • Jeff Mitchell, Conservation Tillage Working Group (California)
  • Rick Bieber, South Dakota No-Till Association
  • David Archer, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Program Committee, responsible for developing agenda and content of the program,

  • Jerry Hatfield, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Brian Lindley, No-till on the Plains
  • Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Bill Kuenstler, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Susan Winsor, Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Peter Gamache, Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta
  • Sjoerd Duiker, Penn State University Extension
  • Wade Thomason, Virginia Tech Extension
  • Marie Boehm, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Tom Goddard, Senior Policy Advisory with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Dr. David Lobb, Senior Research Chair, University of Manitoba
  • Neonila Martyniuk, Agro-Soyuz
  • Neil Galbraith, Farmer/producer, Manitoba
  • Alan Kruszel, Farmer/producer, Ontario
  • Gottleib Basch, European Conservation Agriculture Federation
  • Denis Garrity, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
  • Helena Gomez, Institute of Sustainable Agriculture, Spain

Marketing Committee, responsible for promoting the event

  • Wade Thomason, Virginia Tech Extension
  • Josie VanLent, Soil Conservation Council of Canada
  • Karen Scanlon, Conservation Technology Information Center
  • Don McCabe, Soil Conservation Council of Canada
  • Maarten Van Oord, Farmer/producer, New Brunswick
  • Adam Hayes, Ontario Agriculture
  • Jeff Whetstine, March Consulting, LLC

International Committee, responsible for coordinating and promoting the event internationally

  • Josef Kienzle, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Theodor Friedrich, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Gottlieb Basch, ECAF
  • Patrick Wall, Mexico
  • Raj Gupta CIMMYT India
  • Bruno Gerard CIMMYT
  • Dennis Garrity, UNCCD
  • Ivo Mello, CAAPAS
  • Andre Cury, Federação Brasileira de Plantio Direto na Palha
  • Rolf Derpsch
  • Juliana  Albertengo, AAPRESID
  • Helena Gomez Macpherson, CICA
  • Saidi Mkomwa, African Conservation Tillage Network
  • Li Hongwen, CA China
  • John Dixon, WCCA5 Australia