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FarmTech 2019 Agenda

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Day 1
28 Jan 2019
Day 2
29 Jan 2019
Day 3
30 Jan 2019
Day 4
31 Jan 2019

FARMTECH™ PRE-REGISTRATION AT EXPO

12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Monday January 28th, 2019 Main Foyer at Edmonton EXPO Centre There is no charge to park at Edmonton EXPO Centre on Monday to stop in and get your nametag and conference package early!

FARMTECH™ REGISTRATION

Pick up your nametag and conference package here.

Corteva Kick Off Breakfast

Join Corteva for breakfast as part of your conference registration.

Grand Opening

Be sure to get your seat early for the singing of the national anthem and the kick off to FarmTech 2019!

HUG YOUR HATERS: HOW TO EMBRACE YOUR COMPLAINTS AND KEEP YOUR CUSTOMERS

Haters aren’t your problem…ignoring them is. If it feels like there are more complaints than ever, and that you’re spending more time and money dealing with negativity and backlash, you’re right. But the rise of customer complaints is actually an enormous opportunity. In this eye-opening presentation, Jay reveals brand-new, proprietary research into The Science of Complaints –...
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Jay Baer

Trade spats, land values, rising debt: Is the outlook for Canadian agriculture still positive?

The economic landscape for Canadian agriculture is quickly changing. Net farm income in Canada is projected to grow provided growth in emerging markets, interest rates, the value of the Canadian dollar evolve in the right direction. What do farm operations need to monitor to be successful? Understanding the trends, makes you see the opportunities.
JP Gervais

Foliar fertilizers – Good Place but the Right source, Right time and Right rate are as important

Placing plant nutrients in or on the soil faces all the challenges of immobilization, leaching, volatilization and other loss processes. Improving nutrient use efficiency by applying plant nutrients directly onto the foliar is an attractive, potentially environmentally friendly and increasingly popular strategy.  It is certain that many plant nutrients can be taken up either through...
Read More
Rob Norton

STRAIGHT CUT CANOLA

Our panel of producers will share their experiences – good and bad – and advice for farmers that are considering straight cutting canola. As an attendee, you will also learn the economics of implementing this practice on your farm with respect to yield advantage, machinery savings, and labour requirements.

CAN AGRICULTURE SAVE THE PLANET BEFORE IT DESTROYS IT?

With the global population expected to reach more than nine and a half billion in a little over 30 years, the sustainable production of agriculture will be increasingly on the minds of governments, industry, farmers and even many consumers. Not only do we have to increase the amount of food available, we have to find...
Read More
Jack Bobo

TOP 10 MARKET INFLUENCES

Chart analysis, supply & demand, trade issues, the flow of money, seasonal trends & more! Dustin runs through all the important things affecting the markets and what it means for local grain prices. You’ll get some education, tips & tricks, and a complete forecast of the markets in this presentation!
Dustin Gabor

FUSARIUM

Our panel on fusarium will provide expertise on the disease. Kelly Turkington will share how fusarium spreads and develops in the crop. He will also touch on the development of toxins in Fusarium infected cereals and the impact on cereal production if this disease is left un-checked. Kelly will teach producers how they can contribute...
Read More
Ralph Wright
Brian Beres
Kelly Turkington

Aquatic Invertebrates and Neonics

Our diverse panel will share the proper handling of seed, with an overview of Imidacloprid and the chemical properties including solubility, decay and persistence in the environment. Comparables will be presented, showing challenges with monitoring in the past. Presented By: Luc Bourgeois Dave Bishop Shaun Cook
Shaun Cook

Will El Nino Finally Turn Off The Water Spigot In Alberta?

El Nino has been an underperformer in recent weeks around the world and there is quite a debate over whether it will survive through the summer or not. Senior Agricultural Meteorologist Drew Lerner will help assess the situation and discuss the odds of Alberta having a drier bias this summer. He will also enlighten participants...
Read More
Drew Lerner

FMC PANEL – Bridging the Gap – Towards Farm Transition

Farm transition is arguably the most critical time in the lifecycle of the farm and family as the legacy of one generation converges with the goals, dreams and desires of the next. A farm transition plan helps create clarity and certainty for everyone around the future of the farm and how they fit into the...
Read More
Heather Watson

SPRAYING: TOP 10 INNOVATIONS 2019

Join Tom Wolf as he shares major new products, smaller options and fun productivity tips.
Tom Wolf

PMRA PANEL – NEONICS POLICY

Our panel will discuss the farm level risk assessment including parasitoid, pollinators and other beneficial insects prior to spraying, the AAFC round table initiative and sub working group for neonic re-evaluation as well as the ability to engage the PMRA prior to proposed decisions. They will share the Crop Life vision for PMRA engagement and...
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Mark Walker
Warren Sekulic
Maria Trainer

Commodity Marketing: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Ag markets are typically driven by weather…and this year is no different. But the emergence of conflict in trade policy is altering the grain flow matrix for oilseed, grain and pulse markets. Mike will explore the changing grain market dynamics in the Trump era.
Mike Jubinville

PRODUCER PANEL – SAFETY ON THE FARM

Our panel of producers will share how their farm operation has increased safety planning and procedures on their farm. They will provide practical knowledge of all the things they have done to increase safety on their farm for themselves, their family and their employees. As an attendee, you will  benefit greatly from their experience of...
Read More
PRODUCER PANEL
Kent Erickson

Grain storage in tough years: what we learned from 2018

What if snow in September becomes the new norm? All production practices will need to be shifted and optimized and grain storage practices are no exception. Dealing with tough grain in the bins requires careful management and results in higher costs, meaning these practices need to be as efficient as possible. This presentation will cover...
Read More
Joy Agnew

Alberta Canola Producers Commission Annual General Meeting

Join the Alberta Canola Producers Commission for their 29th Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting agenda includes: a review of the activities, audited financial statements, and budget for Alberta Canola voting on resolutions – Resolutions to be presented at Alberta Canola’s AGM must be received no less than 10 business days prior (January 15,...
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THESE TAXING TIMES

Tax complexity is becoming the norm. This session is going to drill down and explain two very recently announced tax changes and interpretations. The new 300% increase in first year write-off for equipment, what qualifies? Who should buy it? What are the traps if any? Are leases a thing of the past? A new interpretation...
Read More
Rob Strilchuk
Rob Strilchuk
Merle Good

Trade spats, land values, rising debt: Is the outlook for Canadian agriculture still positive?

The economic landscape for Canadian agriculture is quickly changing. Net farm income in Canada is projected to grow provided growth in emerging markets, interest rates, the value of the Canadian dollar evolve in the right direction. What do farm operations need to monitor to be successful? Understanding the trends, makes you see the opportunities.
JP Gervais

Managing Pesticide Applications and the Effect of Temperature Inversions 

We know that wind can move our spray applications off the field, but what about those times when there is no wind? Understanding and identifying temperature inversions can help us keep our spray on target and from making costly mistakes during those conditions when we think it is a perfect time to spray.
Jim Wilson

Wireworms and click beetles: knowing your enemy

  Our panel of entomologists will share what to look in 2019 for both wireworms and click beetles.
Haley Catton
Jennifer Otani

Today’s Challenging Grain Markets – Should You Act More Like a Hedge Fund (Instead of Just a Farm)?

In any market, there are a lot of variables that can push prices either higher or lower. Do you properly understand what these bullish catalysts and bearish risks are for your farm? Walk (and talk!) with renowned grain market analyst and FarmLead CEO Brennan Turner through today’s challenging environment in how he manages risk for...
Read More
Brennan Turner

MARKET ACCESS EXPERT PANEL

Maintaining market access and reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers remains a critical priority for export oriented Agricultural sectors. Subject matter experts in their fields will describe recent non-tariff barriers, tariffs, MRLs and ongoing market access challenges. Join in this panel discussion to better understand the complexity of geo-political challenges now and into the future.  
Market Access Panel: Cam Dahl, Jim Everson, Gord Kurbis, Phil De Kemp

Sensory science, from the field to the consumer: what’s all the fuss about?

Do you know which faba bean variety – Snowbird or Snowdrop – makes a better tasting crumb? What are the characteristics of dinner rolls when different barley flours are used?  Learn how sensory science answers the “so what” when evaluating Alberta crops for value-added food product applications. By using sensory science, we gain valuable insight...
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Michelle Sigvaldson

FARMTECH™ REGISTRATION

Pick up your nametag and conference package here.

FMC Canada Breakfast

  Join FMC for breakfast as part of your conference registration.

Tasha Kheiriddin

Session details coming soon…
Tasha Kheiriddin

THESE TAXING TIMES

Tax complexity is becoming the norm. This session is going to drill down and explain two very recently announced tax changes and interpretations. The new 300% increase in first year write-off for equipment, what qualifies? Who should buy it? What are the traps if any? Are leases a thing of the past? A new interpretation...
Read More
Rob Strilchuk
Rob Strilchuk
Merle Good

TILLAGE EROSION

Session details coming soon…
David Lobb

Strippers, Sunnies, and Killer Robots

Our farm has become less and less traditional over the past few years. Rather than focusing only on increasing our yields, we’ve viewed the farm as a place to experiment and have fun. Through collaboration, changing our equipment line-up, trying new crops, encouraging community and learning, and of course, playing with ‘the robots’, we’ve changed...
Read More
Brian Tischler

Wireworms and click beetles: knowing your enemy

  Our panel of entomologists will share what to look in 2019 for both wireworms and click beetles.
Haley Catton
Jennifer Otani

Commodity Marketing: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Ag markets are typically driven by weather…and this year is no different. But the emergence of conflict in trade policy is altering the grain flow matrix for oilseed, grain and pulse markets. Mike will explore the changing grain market dynamics in the Trump era.
Mike Jubinville

FUSARIUM

Our panel on fusarium will provide expertise on the disease. Kelly Turkington will share how fusarium spreads and develops in the crop. He will also touch on the development of toxins in Fusarium infected cereals and the impact on cereal production if this disease is left un-checked. Kelly will teach producers how they can contribute...
Read More
Ralph Wright
Brian Beres
Kelly Turkington

RURAL CRIME – WHAT IS BEING DONE

Session details coming soon…

A Growers Guide to Clubroot in Alberta

This session will provide a guide to the management practices needed to continue growing canola in Alberta as the clubroot pathogen continues to spread. Whether you already have clubroot, farm in a known clubroot area, or come from an area without confirmed clubroot infestations – this session is for you. John Guelly who farms in...
Read More
John Guelly
Dan Orchard

HOT BUTTON ISSUES with Team Alberta

Team Alberta’s Policy Team invites you to our Hot Button Issues panel discussion on transportation with three of the agriculture industry’s transportation experts. Learn about the ongoing concerns facing producers in securing adequate rail transportation, the potential of additional oil on rail, and the results of legislative changes from Bill C-49. Includes Panelists: Steve Pratte...
Read More
Team Alberta

SPRAYING: TOP 10 INNOVATIONS 2019

Join Tom Wolf as he shares major new products, smaller options and fun productivity tips.
Tom Wolf

Health at Every Size (HAES)

Join Cara Harbstreet, a Registered Dietitian and nationally recognized food and nutrition expert, as she shares her journey to HAES, incorporating the food we grow. She will also share how current research that highlights how these commodities contribute to healthy outcomes.
Cara Harbstreet

TOP 10 MARKET INFLUENCES

Chart analysis, supply & demand, trade issues, the flow of money, seasonal trends & more! Dustin runs through all the important things affecting the markets and what it means for local grain prices. You’ll get some education, tips & tricks, and a complete forecast of the markets in this presentation!
Dustin Gabor

PRODUCER PANEL – SAFETY ON THE FARM

Our panel of producers will share how their farm operation has increased safety planning and procedures on their farm. They will provide practical knowledge of all the things they have done to increase safety on their farm for themselves, their family and their employees. As an attendee, you will  benefit greatly from their experience of...
Read More
PRODUCER PANEL
Kent Erickson

New Frontiers for Grain Trading: Blockchain Opportunities Beyond the Hype

There’s a difference between all the buzz about bitcoin versus today’s real opportunities for agriculture companies to implement fast, efficient blockchain solutions. How the industry trades physical grains, livestock, meat, and specialty products is already changing, and the changes are more meaningful than just simplifying the paperwork for some big companies. They also present opportunities...
Read More
Elaine Kub

Will El Nino Finally Turn Off The Water Spigot In Alberta?

El Nino has been an underperformer in recent weeks around the world and there is quite a debate over whether it will survive through the summer or not. Senior Agricultural Meteorologist Drew Lerner will help assess the situation and discuss the odds of Alberta having a drier bias this summer. He will also enlighten participants...
Read More
Drew Lerner

TILLAGE EROSION

Session details coming soon…
David Lobb

Managing Pesticide Applications and the Effect of Temperature Inversions 

We know that wind can move our spray applications off the field, but what about those times when there is no wind? Understanding and identifying temperature inversions can help us keep our spray on target and from making costly mistakes during those conditions when we think it is a perfect time to spray.
Jim Wilson

CAN AGRICULTURE SAVE THE PLANET BEFORE IT DESTROYS IT?

With the global population expected to reach more than nine and a half billion in a little over 30 years, the sustainable production of agriculture will be increasingly on the minds of governments, industry, farmers and even many consumers. Not only do we have to increase the amount of food available, we have to find...
Read More
Jack Bobo

GLOBAL DEBT, TRADE PROTECTIONISM AND FINANCIAL UNCERTAINTY: THE IMPACT ON OUR CANADIAN AGRICULTURE MARKETS

The global debt bubble and heightened trade tensions have now created a deflationary trap for commodity prices while destabilizing equity markets. This session will highlight the changing dynamics of debt, protectionism and currency markets on economic growth for our ag industry. Spring grain and cattle price prospects will be discussed.
Errol Anderson

MARKET ACCESS EXPERT PANEL

Maintaining market access and reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers remains a critical priority for export oriented Agricultural sectors. Subject matter experts in their fields will describe recent non-tariff barriers, tariffs, MRLs and ongoing market access challenges. Join in this panel discussion to better understand the complexity of geo-political challenges now and into the future.  
Market Access Panel: Cam Dahl, Jim Everson, Gord Kurbis, Phil De Kemp

Grain storage in tough years: what we learned from 2018

What if snow in September becomes the new norm? All production practices will need to be shifted and optimized and grain storage practices are no exception. Dealing with tough grain in the bins requires careful management and results in higher costs, meaning these practices need to be as efficient as possible. This presentation will cover...
Read More
Joy Agnew

Syngenta Beer Event

Don’t miss Syngenta’s annual hospitality event on the showfloor!

FarmTech 2019 Banquet Keynote Presentation

Details coming soon…
Rick Mercer

CANADIAN CANOLA GROWERS ASSOCIATION BREAKFAST

Join the Canadian Canola Growers Association for breakfast as part of your conference registration.

Will El Nino Finally Turn Off The Water Spigot In Alberta?

El Nino has been an underperformer in recent weeks around the world and there is quite a debate over whether it will survive through the summer or not. Senior Agricultural Meteorologist Drew Lerner will help assess the situation and discuss the odds of Alberta having a drier bias this summer. He will also enlighten participants...
Read More
Drew Lerner

Foliar fertilizers – Good Place but the Right source, Right time and Right rate are as important

Placing plant nutrients in or on the soil faces all the challenges of immobilization, leaching, volatilization and other loss processes. Improving nutrient use efficiency by applying plant nutrients directly onto the foliar is an attractive, potentially environmentally friendly and increasingly popular strategy.  It is certain that many plant nutrients can be taken up either through...
Read More
Rob Norton

STRAIGHT CUT CANOLA

Our panel of producers will share their experiences – good and bad – and advice for farmers that are considering straight cutting canola. As an attendee, you will also learn the economics of implementing this practice on your farm with respect to yield advantage, machinery savings, and labour requirements.

New Frontiers for Grain Trading: Blockchain Opportunities Beyond the Hype

There’s a difference between all the buzz about bitcoin versus today’s real opportunities for agriculture companies to implement fast, efficient blockchain solutions. How the industry trades physical grains, livestock, meat, and specialty products is already changing, and the changes are more meaningful than just simplifying the paperwork for some big companies. They also present opportunities...
Read More
Elaine Kub

Today’s Challenging Grain Markets – Should You Act More Like a Hedge Fund (Instead of Just a Farm)?

In any market, there are a lot of variables that can push prices either higher or lower. Do you properly understand what these bullish catalysts and bearish risks are for your farm? Walk (and talk!) with renowned grain market analyst and FarmLead CEO Brennan Turner through today’s challenging environment in how he manages risk for...
Read More
Brennan Turner

CANOLA BREEDING TECHNIQUES

Session details coming soon…
Dale Burns

RURAL CRIME – WHAT IS BEING DONE

Session details coming soon…

A Growers Guide to Clubroot in Alberta

This session will provide a guide to the management practices needed to continue growing canola in Alberta as the clubroot pathogen continues to spread. Whether you already have clubroot, farm in a known clubroot area, or come from an area without confirmed clubroot infestations – this session is for you. John Guelly who farms in...
Read More
John Guelly
Dan Orchard

FMC PANEL – Bridging the Gap – Towards Farm Transition

Farm transition is arguably the most critical time in the lifecycle of the farm and family as the legacy of one generation converges with the goals, dreams and desires of the next. A farm transition plan helps create clarity and certainty for everyone around the future of the farm and how they fit into the...
Read More
Heather Watson

Strippers, Sunnies, and Killer Robots

Our farm has become less and less traditional over the past few years. Rather than focusing only on increasing our yields, we’ve viewed the farm as a place to experiment and have fun. Through collaboration, changing our equipment line-up, trying new crops, encouraging community and learning, and of course, playing with ‘the robots’, we’ve changed...
Read More
Brian Tischler

INTERCROPPING

Lana will be talking about mixed grain intercrops, both research and commercial adoption trends. Advantages, challenges and obstacles will be discussed.
Lana Shaw

GLOBAL DEBT, TRADE PROTECTIONISM AND FINANCIAL UNCERTAINTY: THE IMPACT ON OUR CANADIAN AGRICULTURE MARKETS

The global debt bubble and heightened trade tensions have now created a deflationary trap for commodity prices while destabilizing equity markets. This session will highlight the changing dynamics of debt, protectionism and currency markets on economic growth for our ag industry. Spring grain and cattle price prospects will be discussed.
Errol Anderson

HOT BUTTON ISSUES with Team Alberta

Team Alberta’s Policy Team invites you to our Hot Button Issues panel discussion on transportation with three of the agriculture industry’s transportation experts. Learn about the ongoing concerns facing producers in securing adequate rail transportation, the potential of additional oil on rail, and the results of legislative changes from Bill C-49. Includes Panelists: Steve Pratte...
Read More
Team Alberta

Health at Every Size (HAES)

Join Cara Harbstreet, a Registered Dietitian and nationally recognized food and nutrition expert, as she shares her journey to HAES, incorporating the food we grow. She will also share how current research that highlights how these commodities contribute to healthy outcomes.
Cara Harbstreet

A TRULY UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE

A Truly Unique Perspective is quickly becoming bestselling author, entrepreneur, financial guru and “dragon” David Chilton’s most sought after presentation. As someone who has experienced both success and failure, David humorously illustrates how a healthy perspective can lead to positive results, despite what life throws at you, using examples from both his professional and private life,...
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David Chilton