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If you are tired of the same old monotone after-dinner speaker at your next agricultural function, then you may want to consider The Prosperous Farmer, Bruno Wiskel to wake up the pyrogy stuffed crowd.

With presentations described as "Wildly Entertaining", "Hit of the evening," and "One of the most appropriate and informative evening that I have enjoyed in a long time", it’s a small wonder that Bruno Has been working his magic at 20+ events a year across Western Canada.

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Bruno’s Workshops, Courses, and Seminars

Folks at the University of Alberta Extension at the Devonian Gardens have been gleaning wisdom from Bruno over the past 6 years. His practical, use-it-at-home style and wisdom have helped him grow and cultivate quite a following as well as a prosperous farm business.

Bruno's presentations are not only educational, but they are a whole lot of fun as well. Whether relating a funny anecdote or just punning around, Bruno lives by the credo "An audience cannot learn anything while it is sleeping". His performances have wowed the crowds from Edmonton to Fort McMurray and just about everyplace in between.

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- 21 Secrets for Selling Agricultural Products
for Less




Negotiating Pipeline Construction on Private Land


Diversify or Die - The Layman's Guide to Agricultural Prosperity

 


Bruno’s Keynotes

  • The Joy of Farming

This motivational talk for agricultural organizations is an eclectic mix of biography, innovation and Technicolor dreams, at times stirring, but never shaken. Served on a bed of real life experience with a side of agricultural revelation, it is spiced to perfection with a dash of humour and a pinch of hope for tomorrow.

If you are tired of the same old monotone after-dinner speaker at your next agricultural function, then you may want to consider Bruno Wiskel to wake up the pyrogy stuffed crowd.

Bruno, a professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional speakers, has spoken in front of agricultural service boards, producer associations, diversification of agriculture seminars, woodlot organizations, farm woman's conferences and gardening clubs, and that was just in the last year.

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  • The Sky Is Not Falling - Debunking the Myths of Global Warming

Got a group that wants to hear the other side of the Global Warming Debate? Using scientific logic and a few laughs, Bruno dispels every misconception you ever had about climate change. After listening to this presentation, you will never again believe that human behaviour is the main cause of global warming.

"The Sky Is Not Falling" is an eye opening expose' that uses logical scientific principles to disprove each and every myth that the world's Chicken Little's have used to scare you into thinking that we are going to cause a fiery death to the planet sometime soon.

Roughly following the same format as Bruno's blockbuster book "The Sky is Not Falling - Putting Climate Change on Trial", Bruno Wiskel combines his talents as a professional geologist (Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta - APEGGA) with his propensity as a professional speaker to provide a presentation of orgasmic intensity.

Check out Bruno's "The Sky Is Not Falling" CSPG presentation in front of a thousand cheering geologists.

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  • Time to Get Growing

Focused towards gardening clubs, horticultural associations and landscape organizations this high energy and humorous presentation has included everything from building energy efficient home for less to planting a vineyard.

Bruno's gardening/horticulture column "Time To Get Growing" has appears in four north central Alberta weekly newspapers "Athabasca Advocate, Barrhead Leader, Lac La Biche Post and Westlock News” for the past three years. As well, running a business that includes a market garden, tree nursery, greenhouse, landscape design and landscape construction has given Bruno a wide range of technical knowledge combined with hands on experience. Check out his horticulture blog.

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Bruno’s Workshops, Courses, and Seminars

We can offer these courses anywhere in Western Canada. If you would like us to create and conduct one of these courses for your organization, call us at: 1-866-618-7337.

The Rural Millionaire - 21 Secrets for Selling Agricultural Products

This seminar is tailor-made for agricultural entrepreneurs who would like to harvest a larger income from their present farming operation.

Bruno illustrates precisely how he increased his gross farm sales from $30,000 per year to $30,000 per month while at the same time decreasing his workload from dawn till dusk 365 days per year, to golfing and fishing every sunny day in the summer and skiing every snowy day in the winter. Pretty good for 40 acres!!

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The Rural Millionaire - Bruno Wiskel


Building an Energy Efficient Home For Less

This course is based on Bruno’s own 5500 square foot home located 120 km north of Edmonton. Completed in 2000, this monster house cost less than $35 per square foot to build, yet has used less than $250.00 of natural gas per year over the last 8 years.

If you can comprehend common sense, then you will be able to understand why each and every one of the design features incorporated into the construction of this house not only saves on energy, but also reduces building costs.

Although the focus of the course is new home construction, individuals with existing homes can also use the principles in this presentation to identify where they can get their biggest bang for their renovating buck.

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Building an Energy Efficient Home by Bruno Wiskel

The companion book for this course is "Designing and Landscaping the Family Home".


Drilling a Water Well Without Getting Soaked

If you are planning to drill a water well in the near future, you need this course. The course is given by a professional hydro geologist who will provide the background to subsurface water, illustrate the do's and don'ts of drilling a water wells to minimize costs, and options to consider if things are not working out as planned.

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Drilling a Water Well without Getting Soaked


Negotiating Seismic On Private Land

This course is geared towards farmers and ranchers who would like to maximize their returns when seismic operations cross their land.

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Negotiating Seismic on Private Land

Building a Lake at the Cabin

People who would like to own lake property but do not want to put up with outrageous land costs, sky high taxes, drunken neighbors and fishing regulations that don't allow you to keep any fish. Learn how to create a lake in your backyard.

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Building a Lake at the Cabin

Woodlot Management

This course is for farmers, ranchers and acreage owners who are wondering what they can do with the tangled mess out back. The companion book for this course is "Woodlot Management".

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Woodlot Management written by Bruno Wiskel

Negotiating Pipeline Construction On Private Land

WE CAN GIVE THIS COURSE ANYWHERE IN CANADA

This course is geared towards farmers and ranchers who would like to maximize their returns when pipeline operations cross their land. The next course focuses on a recent pipeline that crossed the instructors property and what kinds of problems can be expected. The course includes a tour of an area where the ground around a pipeline has settled and what kinds of mitigation procedures are necessary.

Topics include:

  • Principles of the Negotiating Process
  • Understanding the right off entry permit document
  • Dealing with the pipeline landman
  • Agreeing on a minimum price
  • Obligations of the pipeline company and the land holder
  • Negotiating damages
  • A tour of recent unresolved pipeline damages

 

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  • Pruning Trees and Shrubs of the Prairies

People who are looking to keep their trees and shrubs in tip top shape to maximize flower and fruit production. A handy reference for this course is "Trees and Shrubs of the Prairies".

This course is geared for people who are looking to keep their trees in tip top shape to maximize fruit and flower production. The Course is divided into two parts, the first part is classroom and the second is hands on pruning.

Topics include:

  • Tree Physiology
  • Why Pruning is Necessary
  • When to Prune
  • What to Prune
  • Shaping the Tree
  • Pruning Safety
  • Pruning Equipment

What to Bring: Outdoor wear including rubber boots and rain jacket Safety glasses Leather gloves Hand pruners, loppers, pruning saws

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  • The Art of Successful Negotiation – Increase Your Bargaining Power Everywhere from the Bedroom to the Boardroom

If you are tired of paying exorbitant prices for everything from fence posts to machinery repairs, then this is the course for you.

Bruno uses his 25 years of negotiating experience to develop some bargaining strategies that can be used successfully in situations that range everywhere from the bedroom to the boardroom and just about everything in between. This "Tell All" expose' shows how you can increase your bargaining position at home, in the retail store or the court house by understanding the four basic principles that govern every single transaction.

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If you are looking for an alternative to sky high heating costs or would like to be carbon neutral then this is the course for you.

Topics include: If you are farmer or rancher that is sick and tired of selling your product for pennies to a multinational company with its head office in another country then this is the workshop for you.

This dissertation shows you how you can be the one who sets the price of your agricultural commodities.

• Creating a monopoly
• Selecting the best farm location
• Cutting out the middleman
• Creating a Buzz for your product
• Diversifying your product line

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  • Diversify or Die - The Layman's Guide to Agricultural Prosperity

This breakout session will be the hit of your agricultural conference. Bruno shows precisely how he turned a mom and pop, money-losing, one-commodity farm into a diversified agricultural enterprise that now has 5 separate business units run by a staff of 10 happy employees.

This workshop for every farmer who is sick and tired of letting some one he doesn't know in some foreign country determine the price of his commodity. Whether you grow potatoes in PEI, oilseeds in Ontario, or beets in B.C. this seminar will help you expand your agri-business in ways you never imagined.

In this workshop, Bruno illuminates the path he took to quintuple his net earnings while at the same time reduce his workload by 60%.

In this workshop, participants will learn tips on:
• Selecting a diversification strategy that's right for your farm.
• Planning for success right off the starting line
• Branding your farm, not your cattle
• Creating a buzz without getting the hives
• How to become a price setter, not a price getter

As with all of Bruno's seminars, he uses his contagious enthusiasm and his "off the wall" sense of humour to uniquely frame each "Aha" moment with numerous "Ha Ha" ones.

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Bruno Wiskel, The Prosperous Farmer
RR # 1, Boyle, Alberta T0A 0M0
Phone: (780) 689-2944
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