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2013 Farming Smarter Conference

Lethbridge Lodge

Full conference room

Considering no one could see southern Alberta roads at the time, our conference numbers were quite good. The stormy weather also held a couple of our far away speakers at bay, but they spoke later at the AGM when the roads were clear.

The people that made it to Lethbridge Lodge had fun and learned lots from the 19 presentations that took place over two days. Almost half the people who came were farmers, 40 percent were agricultural industry representatives and a smattering of provincial government people involved in the industry rounded out the group. Here is what some of the attendees had to say before they headed home to see if families and farms survived the storm.

“Always enjoy this conference.”

“Great topics and speakers.”

“Great job organizing. Too bad about the weather, but turnout was still impressive.”

“Good conference. I picked up some ideas and had some good conversations.”

“It’s always a great conference. There is a good balance of research-based speakers and industry/hands on speakers.”

Archived Information

We video tape every presentation at our conferences for future reference. Most of the information is research-based and highly valuable to prairie crop growers. To access these videos, visit this link –

2013 Conference Videos

2013 Conference Presentations (pdf format)

Whenever possible, we also include the presentations our speakers prepare for the conference. Below you will find the ones we have.

4H – Anne Frank
 4H – Become a Cattle Whisperer
4H – Wrap it Right… Not too tight!
Surya Acharya – Graze with Sanfoin
ACPC Regional Meeting
AWC – Wheats Up
Ken Coles – Can you See the Difference
J Driedger – Transition to Larger Supplies
Merle Good – These Taxing Times
Nevin Rosaasen – To Spray or not to Spray? 
Doug Stroh – Running your Business like a Business
Rob Dunn – Ross McKenzie Orville Yanke Award
Ron Palmer – Practical Guide to Natural Aeration Grain Drying
Scott Meers – Wheat Midge Management
Ross McKenzie – Managing our Soil Resources
Shelley Hoover – Healthy Bees
 Autumn Barnes – UCC
AAFC Chantal Hamel – Soil Microbial Resources
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