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Precision ag conference returns to Sask.

Precision ag conference returns to Sask.

The Farms.com event will run from Nov. 14 to 15

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer
Farms.com

Western Canadian farmers will soon gather to learn the latest advances in precision agriculture.

Producers, guest speakers and agribusiness reps will be on hand during the Farms.com Precision Agriculture Conference in Saskatoon, Sask. The conference runs from Nov. 14 to 15.

This event marks the second year Farms.com has hosted a precision agriculture event in Western Canada. The show will build off the success of the 2017 event, said Andrew Bawden, advertising and business manager with Farms.com Media.

“We’ve expanded from 250 attendees to over 370 registered delegates this year,” he told Farms.com. As the momentum for precision agriculture continues to accelerate as technology improves, Farms.com is excited to be part of this evolution. “There seems to be a real big demand for precision agriculture and innovative technologies. Farmers are interested to learn how applying this technology can help them improve on their farms.”

At least one agribusiness will unveil a new product at the show.

BASF will launch its new Maglis Farm Navigator program, which will help farmers with several aspects of their operations.

Guest speakers are a central component of the precision ag conference.

This year, more than 25 industry expert presenters and 25 of the leading precision ag companies as exhibitors will be on hand to share insights on how precision agriculture is changing the farm landscape.

Warren Bills, the Digital Farming Company’s business development manager for xarvio, for example, will discuss how the app works and how it can help producers with field scouting.

Listening to the guest speakers can be a good way for farmers to understand how they may need to adapt their operations in the future, Bawden said.

“Many of the speakers are the people who are bringing the technology to farmers,” he said. “Hearing about a product that’s either in development or already available can get producers thinking about the future of our industry and how to prepare for it.”

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