Murray Gogel is Senior Farmland Manager of the Property Manager, and previously farmed in the Regina area for 25 years. At its peak, Gogel Farms Inc., a farming company that he operated with a partner, operated 7,955 seeded acres of farmland, dealing with as many at 17 different landlords at the same time. Mr. Gogel's farm was an early adopter of many new farming practices and technologies, including minimum tillage practices and price hedging with futures contracts. Mr. Gogel was also active in the custom chemical application and custom farming business. Off the farm, Mr. Gogel has served as a combine consultant to Markusson New Holland, a large Regina-based equipment distributor, as well as a farm advisor for the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture & Food and the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, a branch of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada. Mr. Gogel is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a Diploma in Agriculture. He has been a director of Full Gospel Bible College in Eston, Saskatchewan, where he also served as Chairman of the Board, and a director of CanCom Group of Companies, an international grain marketer and seed processor with over $100 million in sales.
Allan McDougald, P Ag, CAC
Allan McDougald is an agrologist with 35+ years of experience in agri-business and farming in western Canada. Since 1998, he has operated as a self-employed Professional Agrologist and Certified Agriculture Consultant on farm and agri-business projects. In addition, he served for many years as the Executive Director of the Independent Dealer Entrepreneurial Association (www.independentdealers.com) in Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, has been a Field Person with the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation, was a director of a joint venture of Ceres/MLCT Fertilizers Inc., and a marketer of seed varieties across the prairie provinces. Previously, Allan was General Manager of a $45 million, twelve branch farm supply retail operation in Central Saskatchewan, a Sales Supervisor with Agrium, and Canadian Sales Manager for an agricultural equipment manufacturer. He also continues to own and operate a grain farm in west-central Saskatchewan. Allan brings with him extensive experience and relationships across Saskatchewan that add significant value to the activities of Palliser Farmland Management as a manager of Saskatchewan farmland.
Lorence Peterson, P Ag
Lorence Peterson manages farmland and tenant relationships for Palliser Farmland Management Corp. After growing up on a purebred Hereford cattle and grain farm in southern Saskatchewan, Lorence graduated from the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. He went on to gain a wide array of experience in agriculture across the province as an Agriculture Representative with Saskatchewan’s Department of Agriculture in Estevan, Shellbrook, and Swift Current prior to more than twenty years with the Royal Bank Agricultural Services Branch in Regina and Saskatoon. After retiring from the bank, Lorence was the Executive Director of the Western Grains Research Foundation for eight years. He has a long involvement with 4-H and is currently Treasurer of the Saskatchewan 4-H Foundation as well as a member of the Admissions Committee of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists. Lorence lives in Saskatoon.