Manitoba Ag Days are coming!

Are you going?

This year Westoba is pleased to announce our special guest speaker will be John C. Stewart. John will be talking about farm transitional planning and its impact  on the family. Topics include:

  • Structuring parents to continue to draw a wage out of the farm;
  • Ensuring fairness to non-farming children;
  • Setting up the next generation to build equity in the operation; and
  • Smoothly changing over the operation.

Westoba will have agrologists, ag lenders and financial planners on hand to answer your questions and help make this an exciting time for your farm and family.

Presentations are at 11:30 and 12:30 on Thursday, January 18th in the Q Country Hall at the Keystone Centre.  An informal Q&A will be held at 1:30. Seating for all presentations is limited so get there early.

If you can’t make down to Ag Days, the presentations will be webcast live. Use this link on Thursday to tune in: https://livestream.com/Benmarks

More about John C. Stewart
Mr. Stewart is a partner of the law firm of D’Arcy & Deacon and practices Commercial Law.

Born in 1958, John grew up in rural Manitoba and received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba in 1980.

John began his farming operation at Poplar Point, Manitoba in 1980 while commuting to oil and gas exploration rigs in the Canadian Arctic and offshore in South America.  Married in 1984, John returned to Manitoba and began a consulting practice that assisted agricultural businesses experiencing financial difficulty.

John graduated with an LL.B from the University of Manitoba in 1992 and was called to the Bar in 1993.  Establishing himself in private practice, he focused primarily on agricultural corporate and commercial transactions, financing, real estate and commercial re-organizations.

He joined D’Arcy & Deacon LLP in 1998 and expanded his practice to include more complex corporate and commercial transactions, maintaining a particular emphasis on agri-business.  Mr. Stewart’s clients include regional and international agricultural businesses, manufacturing companies and foreign investors.

John and Ingrid have four children and live and farm at Poplar Point, Manitoba.