The conference is scheduled for Nov. 23 and 24
By Diego Flammini
A popular industry conference is coming back to Western Canada in 2022 after two virtual events.
Farms.com’s Precision Agriculture Conference and Ag Tech Showcase returns to Red Deer, Alta. for the first time since 2019.
Scheduled for Nov. 23 and 24 at the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre, the event will include guest speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities for farmers and agribusinesses.
Though the conference is still months away, organizers are ready to deliver the kind of conference farmers and industry professionals expect.
“We are super excited to have everybody back and have the opportunity to sit down and shake hands with people,” said Andrew Bawden, advertising manager with Farms.com. “One thing you get at an in-person conference compared to a virtual event is one-on-one, focused time to connect with people you want to talk to.”
The conference organizing team is adding a new element to the show this year.
Registrants will no longer have to worry about missing out on any breakout sessions.
“We’ve gotten feedback from guests saying they want to see two breakout sessions but because they’re at the same time, they can’t,” Bawden said. “We’re going to record all of the breakout sessions, and anyone who registers for the conference can go back afterwards and watch them. It provides great value and helps people get as much as they can out of the conference.”
Farms.com is still in the process of finalizing the list of guest speakers, but one speaker is confirmed.
Thomas Gradek, president of RHST Industries Inc. from Pointe Claire, Que., will be on hand to discuss the company’s “water pearls.”
These products are designed to help reduce water consumption and help crops retain moisture.
“We’ve created a water preservation pearl that is revolutionizing farming with its proven applications in the soil-based, hydroponic and greenhouse farming industries,” RHST’s website says.
Registration is expected to open soon.
Once the registration window is open, attendees can book their spots at the conference for $210 plus tax.
Registrations will be accepted until Oct. 16.
Anyone who may be interested in a sponsorship or exhibitor opportunity can email Andrew Bawden or phone 1-888-248-4893, ext. 5030.
Be sure to check Farms.com often as more guest speakers are announced.