Using Data to Optimize Farm Profitability

August 9, 2022 from 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm

Speaker: Shea Ferster & Colin Wenngatz, MNP LLP


Using Data to Optimize Farm Profitability

In this session we’ll review the importance of gathering quality data from your operations, utilizing that data to identify opportunities for improvement, and working with strategic partners to implement those changes. We’ll highlight how a strong digital strategy allows you spend less time collecting data, and more time identifying opportunities.

CEU Credits: 0.5

Bio: Shea Ferster, MNP LLP
Shea Ferster, CPA, CA is a Business Advisor with MNP’s Agricultural Services team and the leader of the Firm’s Ag Digital initiative. Based in Saskatoon, Shea has 23 years of public practice experience and is actively involved in the operation of his family farm. He works primarily with owner-operated agriculture businesses, including livestock intensive farms. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of agriculture, his knowledge of technology and the various farm income programs available, Shea helps clients manage their risk and identify unique opportunities for increased success. His aim is to help create customized solutions for Ag producers so that they can positively impact profitability and achieve their business and personal goals.

Bio: Colin Wenngatz, MNP LLP
Colin Wenngatz leads MNP’s Enterprise Analytics program – supporting MNP’s clients across the Country through the development of innovative data-driven solutions. Colin draws on nearly 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, analytics, and program management across varying industries. His specialized focus is on implementing and utilizing analytical platforms and tools to gather data-driven insights in support of optimizing business models, and assessing opportunities for growth and performance improvement.

Prior to joining MNP in 2013, Colin worked extensively in both the Retail and Supply Chain industries, holding various management roles in Corporate Strategy, Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, as well as Finance & Operations.

Colin holds both a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Masters of Business from the University of Calgary, and is involved in various volunteer capacities at the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business as well as local Technology Accelerators.