Farm Management Canada held its annual Agricultural Excellence Conference last month at Canmore, Alta., where Michele Rogalsky was announced as the 2022 recipient of the Wilson Loree Award.
The award, now in its 20th year, honours individuals or groups who have made an extraordinary contribution to advancing agricultural business management practices in Canada.
Rogalsky, of Winnipeg, Man., dedicated her career to the advancement of agricultural education and training, retiring in 2022 from the University of Manitoba’s School of Agriculture, after 33 years of service.
With the school, Rogalsky led a revitalization of the two-year diploma program, transforming the curriculum of applied farm management and production agriculture training. As part of the renewed curriculum, Rogalsky engaged with industry technology partners to integrate digital agriculture which resulted in a new course, titled “Agricultural Technologies for Farm Management Decision Making.”
Throughout her career, Rogalsky served on a number of industry boards including the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC), and as chair of the Canadian Association of Diplomas in Agriculture Program (CADAP).
Rogalsky was nominated for the 2022 Wilson Loree Award by Derek Brewin, Chris Hamblin, and Martin Scanlon.