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Earl Smith, PAg

Earl's Work Experience:
  • Farming for 13 years in Saskatchewan and I am currently involved in seeding and harvesting operations on an Alberta farm 
  • 12 years at RBC Royal Bank in Saskatoon, Regina, Toronto and Calgary in various management, agriculture specialist and corporate training roles; my last position at RBC which I held until April 2007 was Manager, Agriculture and Agribusiness Prairies
  • Contract consulting for 3 years with a Chicago based firm developing web based corporate learning networks and knowledge management systems for clients in the US 
  • Operating a management and leadership development franchise style business in Saskatoon working with small business owners
  • Instructing classes at the School of Agriculture U of S and Olds College and presenting at numerous workshops, meetings and conferences
  • Numerous consulting and training assignments with financial institutions, farms and agribusiness firms since 2007
  • Short term executive contract positions with AgStream Inc. and AVNet (Agri-Value Investor Network) in 2008 and 2009 

Earl's Education, Designations and Current Industry Involvements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (1974)
  • Professional Agrologist (PAg) status - Alberta Institute of Agrologists
  • Competent Toastmaster, Toastmasters International (2001)
  • Active Member Canadian Consulting Agrologists Association
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for the Ag Lenders Workshop program at Olds College
  • Member of the Industry Advisory Committee for the Bachelor of Applied Science - Agribusiness program at Olds College


     groPartners Delivers:
  • Agriculture Expertise
  • Professional Service
  • Innovative Land Management
  • Unquestioned Integrity


        What Bryce says
        about Earl:

Earl has an incredibly broad range of experiences. He has been a great co-worker and mentor to me and many  others during his career.

What always impresses me about Earl is his ability to identify people's strengths and willingness to help them succeed.

I know that farmers and land owners who join the groPartners fold will benefit greatly from Earl's insight, integrity, and passion for agriculture.
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