Canada – Terry Betker

 Council_T_BetkerTerry Betker, P.Ag., CAC, CMC

Terry is President and CEO of Backswath Management Inc., a Manitoba-based company that originated in 1992. Terry has an interest and passion in providing consulting expertise to farmers, focusing on managing growth and inter-generational transition. He helps farmers develop and implement a business management program that aligns strategy with managerial and financial performance. Consulting to agribusiness has been, and continues to be, an important part of his service.

Terry is recognized for a visionary and leading-edge contribution to farm management. He is further recognized for his work at Meyers Norris Penny (MNP) where he was a partner and director of Practice Development in Agriculture for over 12 years. Terry had responsibility for strategically positioning MNP at the farm, industry and government level within Canada. Terry initiated the development of the agriculture consulting practice across MNP.

A popular speaker on management issues, Terry has delivered presentations on management across Canada and in the United States, the Netherlands, Chile, New Zealand and Mexico. He is a sessional instructor on farm management at the University of Manitoba.

Terry has completed the Executive Program for Agricultural Producers at Texas A & M University and is a Certified Agricultural Consultant and Certified Management Consultant. He has certification in Mediation Theory and Strategic Planning and has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from the University of Manitoba.

He was elected to Council in 2011 in New Zealand.

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