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Farm Forum Event Offers Learning Opportunities

Having had a look at the latest developments in their industry during Ag in Motion, producers can learn even more about growing their business at the Farm Forum Event Dec. 3-5 in Saskatoon, SK.

“Our programming for the Farm Forum Event builds on the experiences producers have here, offering them the chance to better understand the innovation and science behind what they’ve seen,” says Show Director Rob O’Connor. “Our goal is to connect the research to practical on-farm operations and management.”

Presented by Glacier FarmMedia, organizers of Ag in Motion and Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, the Farm Forum Event returns to Saskatoon this year with a wide range of learning opportunities for agriculture experts and progressive producers from across Western Canada, all under the banner Learn & Grow.

Speakers, topics, themes and panel discussions have been planned by a committee of journalists from leading news brands like The Western Producer, Grainews and Country Guide. These journalists are in touch with farmers everyday, connecting with them on industry trends, new technology and all types of news-worthy issues in agriculture. They are uniquely positioned to bring relevant and timely speakers to the program.

Highlights include several keynote speakers providing information and insights that will help producers think differently about their practices. Among them are Dr. Terry Griffin, a precision agriculture expert at Kansas State University, and motivational speaker Chris Koch from Nanton, AB. Messages will also come from nationally recognized agriculturalist Don Lobb, P.Ag. (Hon), and Dr. David A. Lobb, a Professor in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Manitoba. President and CEO of The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, Dr. Don Buckingham will also present a message at the three-day event.

Brent Butt, stand-up comedian and creator of the hugely popular Corner Gas franchise, will be the event’s Wednesday evening banquet entertainment.

The Farm Forum Event will also feature Agronomy Day with information relevant to ag professionals about the latest research and innovation in their field, says O’Connor.

Breakout sessions over the course of the conference mean producers can dig deep into topics that affect their business—agronomy, markets, equipment, crop management, on-farm storage, soil health and fertility, equipment and more. “One of the advantages of smaller breakout sessions is that farmers can zero in on what affects their particular operation,” he says. “To join like-minded peers in information sharing with experts makes these sessions a key part of our Learn & Grow approach.”

Other Farm Forum Event highlights include Table Talks, lively discussions over breakfast with fellow producers, consultants and industry representatives on a topic of interest, and a trade show with displays by leading crop production, seed, equipment and ag business companies.

“We know producers want the very latest in science and innovation for their operations,” says O’Connor, “and that has been our focus in planning this year’s Farm Forum Event. We’re looking forward to an exciting conference in Saskatoon.”

For more information about the Farm Forum Event, visit farmforumevent.com.

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