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Research and Tire-Kicking to Inform Your Decisions

Schedule

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 (All Times in Saskatchewan Time) 

Be sure to join us online on July 20 to hear experts share harvest insights and get the chance to kick some virtual tires. Speakers share the sweet spot between productivity and profitability this harvest, plus what’s coming for electric drive vehicles and farm machinery design!

8:55 to 9:00 am 
Welcome to Research and Tire-Kicking

Laura Rance-Unger, Vice President of Content for Glacier FarmMedia, sets the stage for the July 20 digital event day with an overview about what you can learn today.

9:00 - 9:45 am   
Finding the Sweet Spot Between Harvest Productivity and Profitability

In this presentation, Joel McDonald will dive into the challenge of finding a balance between recovering every bushel of grain from the field and getting the job done in a timely fashion. The importance of checking for combine grain loss and tips on how to set a combine are often presented, but this presentation will help you find the productivity sweet spot for maximizing profit. The presentation will include some real-world examples and provide guidance for how to apply it to your own operation.

9:45 to 10:00 am 
AGI SureTrack – Data Driven Decisions For Your Farm

AGI SureTrack empowers farmers and growers to make the most out of the resources they have. We bring powerful data within reach to help make field management decisions and manage grain after harvest. Join Alicia Cowieson of AGI for an overview of the AGI SureTrack platform.

10:00 to 10:45 am   
Tracking Electric Drive Development

As governments look to meet their Paris Accord greenhouse gas reduction targets, engine emissions reductions have become a key focus, and Canada is no exception. The pace at which electric drives are starting to replace internal combustion engines to try and meet those targets is gaining speed. In this segment, Machinery Writer Scott Garvey takes a look at the growth in electric drive for vehicles, trucks and off-road machines, and he examines how electric drives have changed many aspects of farm machinery design.

10:45 to 11:00 am 
Coffee Break

11:00 to 11:30 am 
Learn How to Maximize Your Canola Acre Profit Opportunity with Brevant™ seeds Nexera® Canola

Join this LIVE Corteva™ Agriscience roundtable session to discuss the benefits of Brevant™ seeds Nexera® canola, and learn about the exciting things that are coming for 2022.

11:30 to 11:45 am 
Brandt XT-Series Grain Cart Showcase

The all-new XT-Series Grain Cart from Brandt makes loading and unloading easier than ever, delivering the longest forward auger reach, side auger reach, and discharge spout clearance in the industry. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the XT-Series, the features that set them apart, and the customer driven insights that inspired these industry-leading innovations.

11:45 am to 12:15 pm  
Navigating a Challenging 2021 Crop Season - A Western Canadian Markets & Weather Update

Analysts Bruce Burnett and Mike Jubinville of MarketsFarm will talk about the impact of the challenging crop conditions in western Canada so far in 2021. With high temperatures stressing crops and limited moisture levels, we'll look at how to navigate these volatile times, especially the impact these events are having on the wheat and durum markets.


Speakers presented by Ag in Motion

Joel McDonald

Presentation: Finding the Sweet Spot Between Harvest Productivity and Profitability

Overview: In this presentation, Joel will dive into the challenge of finding a balance between recovering every bushel of grain from the field and getting the job done in a timely fashion. The importance of checking for combine grain loss and tips on how to set a combine are often presented, but this presentation will help you find the productivity sweet spot for maximizing profit. The presentation will include some real-world examples and provide guidance for how to apply it to your own operation.

Profile: Joel grew up on a mixed grain/cattle farm in west-central Saskatchewan. Following high school, while attending Ag/Bio Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Joel's passion for harvesting grew with summer jobs on a grain farm, with MacDon Product Support, and at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI). Following graduation from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010, Joel moved to Humboldt and joined PAMI. Over his 10+ years working in the ag industry, Joel has participated in and led many harvesting research and development projects. In April 2019, Joel and his family made the decision to move to Kaitlin's family farm near Kyle, SK. They currently grow durum wheat, lentils, peas and canola, and operate a beef cow/calf operation.


Scott Garvey
Machinery Writer

Presentation: Tracking Electric Drive Development

Overview: As governments look to meet their Paris Accord greenhouse gas reduction targets, engine emissions reductions have become a key focus, and Canada is no exception. The pace at which electric drives are starting to replace internal combustion engines to try and meet those targets is gaining speed. In this segment, Machinery Writer Scott Garvey takes a look at the growth in electric drive for vehicles, trucks and off-road machines, and he examines how electric drives have changed many aspects of farm machinery design.

Profile: Scott Garvey, the former machinery editor for Grainews, is now a freelance writer and video producer, with almost two decades of experience writing about developments in the farm machinery and autonomous sectors.


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