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Knowledge Tent Speakers and Schedule

Experts in agriculture discuss topics relevant to farmers.

The Agri-Trend Knowledge Tent, presented by RBC, is a place for farmers to learn about interesting
topics relevant to them, presented by popular speakers who are experts in their fields. Take a break from walking around the expo to sit and listen to the amazing speakers lined up for Ag in Motion 2018. The Agri-Trend Knowledge Tent is located between 5th & 6th St. near Alberta Drive. Speakers in this tent will be covering a variety of topics relevant to today’s farmer. These topics range from soil health to utilizing satellites on your farm. RBC is presenting the tent’s headlining speaker, John Gormley. He will be taking the stage on Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. Plan to visit the Agri-Trend Knowledge Tent, presented by RBC, on all three days of the expo to listen to this variety of speakers.


Agricultural Carbon Credits areComing to a Farm Near You!
Bill Dorgan, Trimble Carbon

Get the latest update on the Greenhouse Gas emissions policies in Canada. Conservation Cropping, Nitrous Oxide Emissions Reduction Protocol (NERP), Reducing GHGmEmissions from Fed Cattle (Feedlots). Tuesday, July 17 at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m.


Combine Grain Loss and the Interactive Combine Optimization Tool
Joel McDonald, Program Manager, Agricultural Development Services, PAMI & Angela Brackenreed, Agronomy Specialist, Eastern Manitoba, Canola Council of Canada

Canola Council of Canada and PAMI are excited to launch a new, online interactive combine adjustment tool. Be prepared for #harvest18 by hearing Joel and Angela discuss combine optimization and demonstrate the new online tool. Tuesday, July 17 at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m.


Uncover the Secrets Below Your Soilʼs Surface
Mark Kuehn, Trimble

Soil variability is a common overlooked factor influencing field profitability year after year. Learn how technology can help you understand your soil and make a big difference in improving variable rate applications, compaction mitigation and other critical management practices that drive farm profitability. Tuesday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, July 18 at 9:00 a.m.


Effective Practices for Volunteer Canola Management
Justin Krieger, Monsanto

Volunteer glyphosate-tolerant canola competes with your crop for resources like  water, nutrients and sunlight. Monsanto Technology Development Representative Justin Krieger will be discussing research backed management strategies that can help effectively manage volunteer GT canola and improve your crop yield potential. Learn how to outsmart volunteer canola by spicing up your tank mix, timing your tillage and adding variety to your crop rotation. Tuesday, July 17 at 12:00 p.m.


How to Harness the Power of Satellite Imagery to Drive Farm Profits
Viviane Faria, MSc. Remote Sensing and GIS expert, Trimble

Overview: Crop health can be an important ‘early warning system’ that helps farmers and their crop advisors carefully monitor crop health throughout the growing season. In this session — led by one of the industryʼs top experts in using satellite imagery to improve farm productivity — you will learn how to use crop health imagery to detect problems, know where to investigate, and make quick decisions to maximize yield. In addition to a series of on-farm success stories, you will also come away with a quick step-by-step guide to help you decide on the best crop health imagery source to fit your farmʼs needs. Tuesday, July 17, at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 at 11:30 a.m.


Helping You Make the Tough Decisions 
Cody Northam & Justin Kelly, CropMax Consulting

Whether it is the decision to spray or seed into dry soil it is always nice to have someone to bounce ideas off. We will walk you through what an agronomist does on a daily basis and Cody outline the fit for them on your farm. Every farm is different and there is no one way of doing things. It comes down to risk tolerance and where the producer is on that scale. From putting the seed into the ground to taking it off at harvest there are many ways that an agronomist can bring value to your farming operation. Tuesday, July 17th at 3:00 p.m.


Research Update: How Accurate are Grain Loss Monitors?
Joel McDonald, Program Manager, Agricultural Development Services, PAMI

Centered on the results and findings from a 2017 research project by PAMI, find out more about combine loss monitors and
the possibility of displaying grain loss in absolute terms like bu./ac. Tuesday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.


Transferring the Farm to the Next Generation
Dereka Thibault, Vice-President, Agri- Business Consultant, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services

There are several tax strategies available to farm owners who wish to transfer their farm assets to their spouse or children during their lifetime. We will examine the tax rules and any recent changes, and discuss how you can plan to leave your farm to your family in a tax efficient manner. Wednesday, July 18 at 12:00 noon and Thursday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m.


The Hard Recommendation —Why Shouldn’t You?
Matt Gosling, Premium Ag Solutions Inc.

The easy recommendation is to do something, to buy something to fix all your problems, to use whatever is in the shed because it’s convenient. But what if you don’t? And what else is out there that isn’It in the shed. Wednesday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m.


Agriculture 4.0 Star Wars and Star Trek on the Farm, presented by PAMI
David Yee, Vice President of Operations, PAMI

Agriculture 4.0 is a presentation of the most current technologies being developed for the agricultural industry and what it may eventually mean for modern farming. With the rise of the fourth age of agriculture this presentation will speak to the advancements being made in science and technology and its potential effects on machinery and agronomic practices. This presentation will also present discussions being held around Ag Data, privacy plus the ownership and use models being considered with the emergence of the digital and data age in Western Canadian farms. Come and take some time to journey through PAMI ’s eyes on what may be coming to a farm near you. Wednesday, July 18 at 1:00 p.m.


RBC Presents John Gormley

Managing Change, Expectations and Agriculture’s Place in an Uncertain World

Topic:  Broadcaster, lawyer and best selling author John Gormley discusses the challenges and opportunities facing Saskatchewan and agriculture. From attitudes that have changed to evolving expectations in trade, politics and culture, the importance of consumer trust and change-management have become very significant.

Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m.

John Gormley has made his name as a radio talk show host, lawyer, author and former Member of Parliament. He has hosted a popular radio show in Saskatchewan for almost 20 years, covering local and international topics and conversations. He is a weekly columnist for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Regina Leader Post, and is a regular guest speaker at conventions, covering a variety of interesting topics.
His two novels, “Left Out: Saskatchewan’s NDP and the Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity” and “The Gormley Papers: I’m Right and You Know It” have made him a Saskatchewan household name. He has been included on the Business Magazines’ list of Saskatchewan’s 10 Most Influential People, and he has also been appointed the title of Queens’ Counsel for his exceptional contribution to the legal profession. John has received the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, as well as the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal.



Drones, Planes, Lasers, and Precision Water Management
Steven Gillis, Rocky Mountain Equipment / Moosomin

Water problems have been a continual hit to the bottom line for many producers. By taking advantage of the latest in technology
we can clearly define the problem, design a plan, and implement the solution, in most cases utilizing the equipment you already
have. Start to finish water management solutions, under one roof. Wednesday, July 18 at 3:00 p.m.


Mythbusters: Grain Storage
Dr. Joy Agnew, Research Scientist,Agriculture and Bioproducts PAMI

There are many theories about grain storage. Based on PAMI research and testing, Dr. Agnew sets the record straight on many myths. Also, hear results from PAMI ’s latest grain storage research project: Canola and Big Bins (25,000 bu.). Thursday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m.


Innovation at Saskpolytechnic: The Eco Car
Tim Muench, Sask Polytechnic

Learn about how a team of Canadian students from SaskPolyTechnic designed a working eco car that is winning international awards and recognition. Thursday, July 19 at 12:00 noon


The Most Valuable Input on Your Farm
Courtney Tuck & Terry Aberhart, Sure Growth Solutions

Build strong, sustainable, and profitable strategies that are tailored to the unique goals and challenges of your farming
operation. At Sure Growth we work to identify the biggest opportunities and strengths on your farm and leverage them in your operation, reducing risk and complexity through the utilization of precision agriculture and agronomy. Let us show you how implementing your farm data for efficient decision making can result in simplified solutions and opportunities that best fit for your operation. Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m.


Research Update: Soybean Harvest Header Loss
Nathan Gregg, Program Manager, Applied Agricultural Services

It’s estimated 80 per cent of harvest soybean losses occur at the header. Research shows ground speed has a great effect on header loss. Based on 2016 and 2017 research projects, learn more about how you can mitigate your loss. Thursday, July 19 at 4:00 p.m.


Succession Planning & Risk Management
Colin Biblow, Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services

A different take on succession planning, we’ll look at a real-life situation involving a transition of a farm from one generation
to the next. We will examine the clients’ goals, how a solution was tailored for their situation and how the plan was put into action. We’ll also discuss how farmers can mitigate risk by taking a more in-depth look at their situation. Tuesday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. and Thursday, July 19 at 3:00 p.m.

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