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Speakers Announced for Precision Agriculture Conference February 2014

The Precision Agriculture Conference, being held February 26 and 27th, 2014, at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, in London, Ontario has announced several more presentation topics and speakers.  The Masters of Ceremony for the conference will be Steve Redmond, Precision Ag Specialist with Hensall District Co-Operative.  A highlight of the conference will be the Farmer Panel discussion, led by Ken Nixon, entitled What is the Potential (and Benefits) of Precision Agriculture?

OMAFRA ‘s Nicole Rabe will be leading a presentation on UAVs and the UAV Working Group where some of the operational/legal issues will be reviewed and discussed.   A farm machinery company update presentation (representatives from John Deere, CaseIH and AGCO) on precision agriculture is being finalized.  There will also be an Agronomy & Seed company session, where new products and services will be presented and Monsanto’s new FieldScripts program will be reviewed.

A series of breakout presentations on topics ranging from “Profit Maps”, “Partnerships between hardware and agronomy”, “Management zone development”, “Soil Optix”, “Greenseeker – variable rate nitrogen”, and “Precision Planting” will be featured.  Precision Hawk Inc. will also be presenting – more details to come.  Check the website for more info on speakers and topics.  On Twitter, the Conference will be using the official Twitter hashtag for Precision Ag Conference: PAG14 (PrecisionAg14).

The Conference includes a small tradeshow and networking event designed for agri-businesses, farm retailers and farmers interested in how precision agriculture will increase the productivity of crop farming.  Exhibitors thus far include Stratford Agri Analysis, Devolder Farms, Practical Precision, Shea Ag Services, A&L Labs, CropPlan/Winfield Solutions, Thompsons, and Grand River Planters.

In addition to Farms.com, sponsors for the conference thus far include DEKALB, Hensall District Co-Operative, Innovative Farmers of Ontario, PRIDESeed, Precision Planting, and Precision Hawk

Farms.com has received such positive feedback on the Precision Agriculture Conference, it has extended its early bird registration deadline from January 10 to January 20, 2014. 

“A number of people registered by the January 10, early bird deadline, but a number of people also contacted us saying that with the holiday period, they did not have a chance to register before the deadline,” says Joe Dales.  “So, we have extended the Early Bird Registration deadline to Monday, January 20, 2014.”  The Conference registration fee is $125/person, but with the early bird registration is $99.00.

Anyone looking for more information or who would like to register for the Precision Agriculture Conference can visit www.Farms.com/PrecisionAgriculture or email precisionag@farms.com.   The Precision Agriculture Conference will take place following the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario (IFAO) Conference.  

For more information about sponsorship opportunities for the Precision Agriculture Conference contact Andrew Bawden, Farms.com Advertising Sales Manager at 1-877-438-5729 ext 5030.


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