Kristjan Hebert

Kristjan Hebert

Regina, Saskatchewan
Founder & President - Herbert Group & Maverick AG - Business Growth, Agriculture and Farming Expert
Kristjan Hebert is the President of The Hebert Group and Managing Partner of Hebert Grain Ventures, a 30,000-acre grain and oilseed operation in southeast Saskatchewan, Canada. He is also the co-founder of Maverick Ag Consulting which provides custom-designed lending, accounting and insurance solutions to producers and Farmer Coach, a business management coaching program for farmers. Successful entrepreneur, and leader in the agricultural sector, Kristjan Hebert is passionate about advancing agriculture in Canada and globally.
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Teamwork
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Agriculture & Farming
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Community Engagement Events
  • Conference
  • Conferences & Summits
  • Consultant & Coach
  • Corporations & Businesses
  • Economic Development


Kristjan Hebert is the visionary leader, President and CEO of The Hebert Group, a suite of agricultural enterprises that includes Hebert Grain Ventures, Maverick Ag, Farmer Coach, and the Deep Roots Foundation. The legacy mission of Hebert Group is to improve the quality of soil, financial stability, team dynamics, community contribution, and industry benchmarks for generations to come. This commitment to excellence garnered the group the 2022 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Hebert Grain Ventures, managed by Kristjan Hebert, is a 30,000-acre grain and oilseed operation in Southeast Saskatchewan. This entity serves as the parent corporation, pioneering advancements in agricultural technology and management practices.

Herbert Grain Ventures collaborates synergistically with Maverick Ag, a business risk management and consulting firm located in both Saskatoon and Moosomin. Maverick Ag, under Kristjan’s guidance, functions as a vital intermediary between Hebert Grain Ventures and the wider agricultural industry, offering invaluable insights derived from both setbacks and successes, all aimed at disrupting industry conventions.

Another innovative initiative led by Kristjan Hebert is Farmer Coach, a one-of-a-kind, ongoing business management program tailored specifically for primary producers. This program features courses grounded in practical strategies that are tested and approved by experienced farm managers and entrepreneurs.

Kristjan Hebert is well known for his thought leadership when it comes to agriculture, scaling, farming innovation and business growth. Kristjan is a Certified Public Accountant and has gained significant experience working at MNP.

As Chairman of Global Ag Risk Solutions and a graduate of Texas A&M’s Executive Program for Agricultural Producers, he leverages his diverse skill set to serve as a trusted advisor in the industry. His celebrated presentation, “10 Key Successful Qualities for Business Growth: Lessons Learned on the Farm,” has equipped many professionals with the tools they need to improve their profitability.

With a deep-rooted passion for agriculture, Kristjan Hebert leverages data analytics, human resource management, and cutting-edge technology to drive efficiencies and implement sustainable practices in agriculture. Kristjan constantly seeks to challenge the status quo, resulting in an agile, forward-thinking operation capable of adapting to market trends and environmental variables.

As for awards and recognitions, Kristjan Hebert’s contributions to agriculture and business management haven’t gone unnoticed. In 2020, he was honored with the Top Producer of the Year award, becoming the first Canadian to receive this distinguished accolade. The following year, he was granted the Climate Positive Leader Award from Corteva Agriscience. Kristjan’s reputation as a trailblazer in the field is further solidified by endorsements from industry leaders, such as Danny Klinefelter of TEPAP, who regards him as “one of the most progressive young farmers he knows.”

Built on a foundation of family values, the Hebert Group involves Kristjan’s parents, wife, two children, and a dedicated team of full-time and seasonal employees. Under Kristjan Hebert’s leadership, the organization continues to make impactful strides in agriculture, business risk management, and community betterment.




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Kristjan Hebert Topic Presentations

tomorrow's farm - what is the future of sustainable agriculture?

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  • Sustainability is garnering a lot of attention these days, but it’s been a core value at Hebert Grain Ventures since the farm’s beginnings. At HGV, the team has never fallen into the trap of, “We’ve always done it this way.” Under the leadership of Kristjan Hebert, HGV continues to implement new practices that are beneficial for both the business and the environment.

    In this presentation, Kristjan will share the HGV approaches to sustainable agriculture involving soil preservation, zero tillage, cover crops and a range of new digital and data tools. He will provide a look at the farm of the future and the innovations that will reduce emissions, increase production and create a thriving sector for generations to come.

running a successful farming operation - myths vs facts

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  • We hear these sayings often and they’ve been passed down for generations. But, are they really true? Kristjan Hebert will challenge your assumptions about what it takes to run a progressive, sustainable and profitable farming operation.

    Touching on key topics such as growth, machinery, labour, risk and the entrepreneurial mindset, you’ll leave this presentation inspired to make positive changes on your own farm. Hebert is widely considered one of the brightest young minds in farming today and the face of modern farming in Canada. You won’t want to miss this myth-busting session with Kristjan!

10 key principles for business growth - lessons learned on the farm

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  • Kristjan points to 10 principles that are the foundation of business growth:

    • Know cost and opportunity: “We know our cost of production very, very well. So, we try not to worry too much if we miss the top of the market as long as we’re always locking in margins above cost.”
    • Get the Facts, Make a Decision: “Get the facts, make a decision and don’t be scared of that decision. If three weeks from now you find out that decision was wrong, make a new one and get the course right. It’s ingrained in our culture that we’re not scared of making decisions.”
    • Take Pride in Your Business: “Our mission is to be an operation of distinction, which is something to be proud of in any enterprise. We have a real passion to help agriculture be viewed as a real business and the backbone of North America.”
    • Pursue Perfection: “If your goal is perfection, you’ve got a shot at being excellent. We want to be 5% better at everything instead of 100% better at one thing, whether that’s cleaning out a bin right or making the right marketing decision.”
    • Embrace Change: “The idea that ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’ probably isn’t right. You just haven’t looked hard enough.”
    • Hire for the Right Culture: “We hire more on attitude and smarts than skill. We like to hire people who like challenges, learning new things, working hard and having a team mentality. That’s the culture we’re trying to create.”
    • Keep Good Records: “Have good records both for proactive planning and reactive reprimanding. You can have frank, open discussions on things that need to change, but also be proactive so mistakes don’t happen again.”
    • Work Safely: Make it a safe place to work for everybody. Teams should work together and keep an eye on each other.
    • Get Outside Perspective: Use outside perspective to collaborate and generate new ideas. Confirming our own ideas with others is also a great way to make the right decision.
    • Network: Find out what others are doing to improve their businesses through networking. With everything changing so fast these days, it is important for us to learn what works best as fast as we can.

baby steps to bigger profits: the 5% rule and the effects of incremental improvements on your bottom line

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  • Hear how a few small changes can have a big impact on your revenue. Kristjan Hebert explains why the 5% rule could change the way you run your farm.

    Presentation Highlights

    • 5% increase on yields and marketing with a 5% decrease on costs can mean a 117% increase on your bottom line
    • Having a plan, knowing your cost of production and locking in your profits are three simple rules for maximizing success
    • Small improvements over the course of a growing season can make a big difference
    • Things like talking to an agronomist, using more inputs, or sectional control can help increase your yields


If you don’t know Kristjan, a heads up… he’s helping to make Saskatchewan the Silicon Valley of ag. Consider him Farmer 5.0, an entrepreneur of the land who’s taking the 4th Industrial Revolution into the fifth dimension of climate.

John Stackhouse

Senior Vice-President
Office of the CEO, RBC

It was a privilege to moderate a recent panel discussion where Kristjan was one of the speakers. He is a top-notch, inspirational speaker who draws on his experience as a professional accountant, successful entrepreneur, and leader in the agricultural sector. Kristjan added a great deal of value for our attendees, and he effectively engaged the audience while sharing his story in a truly authentic way. I would highly recommend Kristjan as a thought leader in ag, leadership, and innovation. Thanks again Kristjan!

Jennifer Marlowe, CPA

Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada)

Articles & Media

High-tech helps Canadian farmers face the future with confidence


Kristjan Hebert is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is on the Speakers Bureau of Canada’s experts roster. But first and foremost, Mr. Hebert is a farmer managing 26,000 acres in southeast Saskatchewan that produces grain and oilseed. He was born and...

Environmental focus meets resistance

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Canada's Farm Show 2022 - Interview with Kristjan Hebert

Conversations That Matter


Why farming is a risky business (w/ Kristjan Hebert, Managing Partner of Hebert Grain Ventures)


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Farm Equipment - New vs. used, sizing and tech with Kristjan Hebert


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