The two-day event in Red Deer kicks off on Nov. 23
By Diego Flammini
A popular industry conference in Western Canada is less than two weeks away.
Farms.com’s Precision Agriculture Conference and Ag Tech Showcase kicks off at the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre in Red Deer, Alta. on Nov. 23.
“We’re super excited to be back in-person,” said Andrew Bawden, advertising manager with Farms.com. “It adds so much more value for the attendees and exhibitors to have that one-on-one feedback you don’t necessarily get in a virtual world.”
More than 30 speakers will appear at the conference to cover a wide variety of topics.
“We have a fantastic lineup of speakers and it’s the largest number of speakers we’ve had at an in-person conference,” Bawden said.
Cam Cote, the CEO of InteliRain, for example, will discuss sustainable irrigation and water conservation.
Brady Cote with Syngenta will talk about how to fit biologicals onto a farm, and Megz Reynolds with the Do More Ag Foundation will make a presentation about mental health in the ag sector.
“We’ve actually had to turn speakers away, that’s how well this has gone,” Bawden said.
Attendees still have opportunities to register for the conference.
The registration deadline is Nov. 21.
The conference in 2022 marks Farms.com’s fifth precision ag showcase in Western Canada.
Being involved with each one has provided Bawden with the opportunity to see how precision ag has evolved during those years.
“When we started this, we had drone companies and all the drones did was take pictures,” Bawden said. “Now the drone is not the solution, it’s what the drone can do that is the solution. We’re at a point now with these precision ag systems where farmers can see their potential and their profitability.”
A few spots remain for potential exhibitors.
Anyone who may be interested in a sponsorship or exhibitor opportunity can email Andrew Bawden or phone 1-888-248-4893, ext. 5030.