PPG News

Poultry Industry Council HR Day

May 26, 2017  |   Posted by :  



Michelle Painchaud spoke at the Poultry Industry Council (PIC) Human Resources Day – Impacts of Pressure from Special Interest Groups on March 25 in Guelph, ON.

Michelle’s workshop was sponsored by Farm Credit Canada. She spoke to a group of 20 about “A Strong Team in the Face of Tough Issues.”

The workshops were intimate and the event was very informative. The event focused on impacts to the industry, including infiltration, protests and other tactics, hiring practices and monitoring staff.

Culture Matters

May 16, 2017  |   Posted by :  



Michelle Painchaud will present “Culture Matters: Creating compelling and effective leadership” for Farm Credit Canada in Leamington, ON, on Wednesday, May 24.

This session will help you learn how to energize your team, cut through distractions, and engage your employees.

To learn more and register, click here.

Shining Brighter through Diverse Stories

May 15, 2017  |   Posted by :  



Join Michelle Painchaud, President and CEO of PPG, for an evening of networking and discussion.

Michelle Painchaud and Michelle LaLonde, President and Owner, Tiber River Naturals, Inc. are taking part in a discussion panel, “Shining Brighter Through Diverse Stories” moderated by Kim Ulmer, Lazer Grant LLP, RBC Regional President, (MB, SK, NW ON).

The evening starts with a presentation on “The Art and Science of Networking,” the “Shining Brighter Through Diverse Stories” panel discussion, and ends with a wine and cheese.

Join Michelle Painchaud on:

Wednesday, may 17, 2017
4:30 to 7 p.m.
Lazer Grant LLP, 303, 309 McDermot Avenue

RSVP by Friday, May 5 contact lazergrant@lazergrant.ca

Women: The solution to the grain-farm labour shortage

March 20, 2017  |   Posted by :  



In a recent Country Guide article, Helen Lammers-Helps writes about how women are the answer to the grain-farm labour shortage.

As part of the article, Lammers-Helps interviews PPG’s CEO, Michelle Painchaud, about her experience “in the field,” recounted in her new book, Ceres Rising, co-authored with Jeanne Bernick.

In the book, named after the ancient Roman goddess of agriculture, Painchaud helps guide women to be leaders in the agriculture industry – a must-read for women who aim to be outstanding in this, and any, field.

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about, and buy, Ceres Rising, click here.

FCC Ag Outlook 2017 – Foresee the Trends and Seize the Opportunities

October 13, 2016  |   Posted by :  



Michelle is speaking at FCC Ag Outlook 2017 in Morris, MB on Dec. 13, 2016.

Understand the trends, seize the opportunities: Get insight into what’s coming – and what it means to you – from our leading experts, and be refueled to grow and improve your farm business in 2017.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see into the future and grow your farm business, click here to learn more or attend the event.

Sharpen Your Leadership Skills at TEPAP with Michelle

January 6, 2016  |   Posted by :  



Like skates, you should sharpen your management and leadership skills every winter.

TEPAP-logo-2-300x78You can do it easily by signing up for TEPAP – The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers – an advanced, intensive, and rewarding week of classroom sessions with prominent economists and agribusiness specialists.

Michelle Painchaud is a course instructor at this year’s TEPAP, which takes place from Jan. 10 to 16. Her course, Human Resources Management 1, takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 1:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the Unit 1 schedule.

In the course, Michelle will provide an overview of the professional practice of human resources management – one of the most-important factors in the success of any organization.

The course includes:

  • Performing an HR audit
  • Onboarding new employees
  • Leadership development
  • Communication styles
  • Managing human capital
  • Feedback enforcement
  • A case study

Join Michelle at TEPAP – register today!

Your leadership and management skills will thank you.

Michelle Painchaud: Keynote Speaker at CGC’15

October 5, 2015  |   Posted by :  



Michelle Painchaud is featured in the September issue of Greenhouse Canada Magazine.

Canada Greenhouse ConferenceShe discusses high-performance organizations and how to develop a high-performing team on a farm. She stresses the importance of vision, goal setting and accountability.

Click here to read the full article.

If you’d like to hear Michelle speak about this topic, she is also the keynote speaker at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference in Niagara Falls, ON, on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 11:45 a.m. in Ballroom D.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how to create a high-performing team on your farm!

Canadian Greenhouse Conference – Mark Your Calendar!

August 24, 2015  |   Posted by :  



greenhouse_conf_logoMichelle Painchaud is the keynote speaker at the “Canadian Greenhouse Conference ’15 – Where Ideas Come to Life” in Niagara Falls, ON on Oct. 7 and 8, 2015.

This conference is Canada’s foremost event for flower and vegetable growers; the Canadian Greenhouse Conference is the ultimate connection point for growers, suppliers and research partners.

On Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 11:45 a.m., Michelle will present “Creating a High-Performing Organization”: Learn the secret ways to engage your employees, turn them into high performers, and build a culture that attracts and keeps them. Most importantly, learn how your performance is directly related to your employees’ performance.

Download the conference brochure, or visit the conference website to learn more and register!

Don’t miss out on this great conference!

Canadian Greenhouse Conference

May 27, 2015  |   Posted by :  



Michelle Painchaud will be speaking at the 2015 Canadian Greenhouse Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) is Canada’s marketplace for grower technology. Held annually since 1979 the CGC is committed to providing a high quality conference experience for the extension of information through speakers, workshops, demonstration and exhibits.

To learn more about the conference or register, click here.

Culture, Branding and Your Bottomline

May 22, 2015  |   Posted by :  



Kevin Stewart interviews Michelle Painchaud, President and CEO of Painchaud Performance Group, about “Culture, Branding and Your Bottomline.”

Watch the video to learn how culture, branding your farm and communication can lead to a better experience for hiring and retaining farm employees.