We are a boutique firm that has been providing trusted management, marketing and communications solutions to the agriculture and food industries for over 25 years.

Our Services

We streamline our services to meet the individual management and communication needs of each client. Whether you’re in start-up mode, need restructuring or are looking for project-based, temporary or permanent executive management, our unique mix of skills and expertise are well suited for agriculture and food associations and businesses alike.

Here’s a look at what we do especially well:

Association Services

Association Services

We can provide a full-time office presence as well as interim or full-time management, administration and financial services. We value the time given by Directors and believe they should focus their talent on guiding and setting policy, while our team leads and executes. Let us help your organization with the reliable and professional services we have built our reputation on.

Media Relations & Training

Media Relations & Training

Looking to project a confident, professional voice throughout your public communications? We excel in writing news releases, press conference coordination, troubleshooting and crisis communications. We have an extensive database of local and national media contacts to help your news make headlines, and provide media training so your organization is confident in your messaging.

Communications & Marketing

Communications & Marketing

Our team’s creative and technical writing skills can help with content creation for websites, social media, speech writing and marketing materials. We provide media buying services and are fluent in the language of online advertising. Let us help you with your next video production, social media campaign or photo shoot!

Event Planning

Event Planning

With over 25 years of event planning under our belts and experience in organizing events from Vancouver, BC to Charlottetown, PEI, we are experts in organizing conferences, tours, seminars, webinars and workshops. Whether you need a hand in the planning stages, or are looking for complete event services and execution, our team of busy bees are up to the task.

Food Expertise

Food Expertise

If it’s as simple as developing and testing a few recipes or as extravagant as a 200-page cookbook, our food communications experts will help you get the most out of your next project. We are well versed in cookbook development, marketing and promotions and can organize your culinary events and recipe demos (video, live demos or television appearances).

Strategic Planning & Networking

Strategic Planning & Networking

Establishing a clear direction is critical for achieving goals. Our strategic planning can help you develop a road map for success. And let us connect you to the right influencer to help promote your business, industry or product. Our greatest assets are our reputation and our relationships.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us and we’ll tailor a package to fit your needs! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, chances are we know the person who does!

A Hive of Activity

Meet the Bees

Adele Buettner

Adele Buettner

Chief Inspiration Officer

Adele Buettner

Chief Inspiration Officer

Likes: productive meetings, bracelets and chocolate.

Dislikes: people who don't bring chocolate to meetings.

Susan Skrypnyk

Susan Skrypnyk

Numbers Rockstar & Office Optimizer

Susan Skrypnyk

Numbers Rockstar & Office Optimizer

Likes: lover of all things chocolate, lover of bridge, cooking and going for walks while snacking on chocolate.

Dislikes: cold weather and running. Chocolate doesn't make those two things better either!

Liz Allen

Liz Allen

Client Experience & Logistics Ninja

Liz Allen

Client Experience & Logistics Ninja

Likes: 70’s music, impressionist paintings, Brussels sprouts, and salted caramel with dark chocolate.

Dislikes: strawberry ice cream, carob, and wind of every kind.

D. John LaClare

D. John LaClare

Amazingly Inventive Facilitator

D. John LaClare

Amazingly Inventive Facilitator

Likes: harbouring the only AgriBiz “Y” Chromosome.

Dislikes: minus wind chills particularly when “Y” forgets to bring chocolate to the office!

Penny Eaton

Penny Eaton

Communications & Strategy Guru

Penny Eaton

Communications & Strategy Guru

Likes: chocolate, Halloween and kid parties.

Dislikes: raw onions, use of the term ‘irregardless’ and the fifth month of winter.

Serra McSymytz

Serra McSymytz

Ambassador of Buzz

Serra McSymytz

Ambassador of Buzz

Likes: dark chocolates, red wines and warm scarves.

Dislikes: air conditioning, slow technology and the word 'moist'.

Christina Nelson

Christina Nelson

Communications & Event Wrangler

Christina Nelson

Communications & Event Wrangler

Likes: animals, good books, hot chocolate

Dislikes: bad movies, coffee

Denise Winslow

Denise Winslow

Number Cruncher Extraordinaire

Denise Winslow

Number Cruncher Extraordinaire

Likes: grandchildren and chocolate.

Dislikes: grandchildren on chocolate!

Significant Others

The Significant Others

Masters of Many Skills

The Significant Others

Masters of Many Skills

Likes: contracting with creative and innovative Bizzznesses.

Dislikes: missed deadlines and brainstorming without chocolate.

The 4 Cs

Culture, Community, Commitment… and Chocolate!

We believe it’s important to like what you do.

This is our story …

AgriBiz began in 1993 with a big dream, one small contract and a whole lot of hard work, fun and chocolate!

We are particular about the way we do business. Balance, openness, excellence, professionalism, teamwork and collaboration… these are more than just words to us. We challenge ourselves.

And we celebrate success.

We are active volunteers, and have served in leadership roles for local, provincial and national organizations, such as the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity, Prairieland Park, SaskTel Centre, Canadian Western Agribition and Agriculture in the Classroom (Sask). We’re proud to have served our community through supporting the following organizations:

  • Canadian Centre for Food Integrity
  • Canadian Farm Writers Association
  • City of Saskatoon, Municipal Review Committee
  • Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
  • International Association of Culinary Professionals
  • International Foodservice Editorial Council
  • North Saskatoon Business Association
  • Regina Chef’s Association
  • Soroptimists International
  • WESK, Saskatchewan Advisory Committee on Women Entrepreneurship
  • Women Chefs and Restaurateurs
  • Women Entrepreneurial Association
  • YXE Chefs Association

Our focus is people: the amazing people we collaborate with and our wonderful clients who make coming to work each day fun and exciting. Our passion is food. Farming is the root of the food industry and we are proud of the part we play in it.

Our Clients

Big or not so big, local or national, our client list is as diverse as our services.

Give Us a Buzz

Although our services have no boundaries, our head office is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Phone: 1 (306) 933-4404

Email: office@agribiz.ca

Contact Adele at adele@agribiz.ca

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