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Farming Smarter Conference & Trade Show

December 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am - December 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

$195.00 – $1,600.00

Our Trade Show on the conference concourse always has people wandering around, but it really gets busy during breaks.

at Lethbridge Exhibition Park

Main Pavilion; North Entrance

Please call the office to register now, 403 317 0022

Conference Information Package

Contains all the information you could want while at the conference. i.e. map of trade show; all speaker biographies and topic summaries; continuing education credits and social activities.

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Farming Smarter’s winter Learning Adventure with speakers from near and far, 4-H fundraising auction and all those people you’re happy to see once every year! Plan on it!

Dec. 11 Agenda

Alberta Canola Breakfast 7:30 am

Conference MC Kevin Hursh

Mike Jubinville, Glacier Farm Media Market Analyst – Navigating grain markets in turbulent political times

Networking & break

Ken Coles, Farming Smarter General Manager & Lewis Baarda Field Tested – A singular advantage 

Mario Tenuta, Professor of Applied Soil Ecology University of Manitoba – how, where and when to use enhanced efficiency fertilizers to reduce losses of fertilizer N on the Prairies.

4-H Energy – Youth speeches 

Keynote Alanna Koch – Leadership & advocacy in agriculture

Mike Harding, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Research Scientist, Plant Pathology & Bill Grimmer, Grimmers Canine College – See no clubroot… smell it  

Keynote Danielle Smith

Social with cash bar & appetizers 

Dec. 12 Agenda

Alberta Wheat Breakfast 7:30 am

Keynote Kevin Zimmel RBC – Data analysis, robotics & global sales

Claudia Sheedy, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Research Scientist – Build your own biobed 

Mike Gretzinger Farming Smarter Research Manager – Enter the novel crop matrix

Chandra Singh, Lethbridge College – Storing high quality grain

Orville Yanke presentation 

4-H Energy – Youth speeches

Chrystel Olivier, AAFC – Saskatoon – Aster yellow phytoplasma in canola crops

Breanne Tidemann, AAFC Research scientist Field Agronomy/Weed Science – Depleting the weed seed bank

Hugh Beckie, Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative – Weed resistance down under. If it’s so bad, why are Aussie growers still successful?

Approved CEUs

Dec. 11
Integrated Pest Management – 1.0
Professional Development – 3.0
Crop Management – 1.0

Nutrient Management: 0.5
Integrated Pest Management: 0.5
Crop Management: 1
Professional Development: 2

Dec. 12
Integrated Pest Management – 1.5
Professional Development –  1.0
Crop Management – 1.5

Integrated Pest Management: 2
Crop Management: 1
Professional Development: 1

Pesticide Applicator: 1

Need a place to stay for the conference? There are lots of hotels in Lethbridge, but the Coast offers conference rates to our participants.

The Coast Lethbridge Hotel and Conference Centre

Group Confirmation Code: CLH-GFC2943

526 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3M2

Telephone: (403) 327-5701

Click here to make a reservation. 

Please book by November 15, 2019. Anyone who does not book by then is not guaranteed a room.


December 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am
December 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
$195.00 – $1,600.00
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