Join Farming Smarter at their 2022 Conference & Trade Show!

Join us for two full days of research results, brainstorming ideas, and engaging conversations. We found some great keynote speakers and have updates from all our research programs including strip tillage, precision planting, cover crops, variable rate irrigation, and much more! See the full agenda below.

We always give lots of time to network with your peers and wander the Trade Show where you can make great connections with local businesses and see what’s new for 2022. Both days include hot breakfast and lunch!

Because we’re at the Lethbridge Exhibition Park, the Restrictions Exemption Program is in place, but there is lots of room to spread out and great ventilation.

The conference runs 7:30 am – 4 pm, Feb. 16 & 17. Individual tickets are $399 or stay in your bubble with a Team Table that seats six for $2,000.

Collect CEUS!

Good food, great times, and fantastic presentations aren’t the only thing we’re offering at the conference! When you attend, you’ll be able to collect eight or nine Certified Crop Advisor credits too! Don’t wait and miss out on this wonderful opportunity for the southern Alberta agriculture community!

Click here for all the information and to register for the 2022 Conference & Trade Show!

Full Agenda
Feb 16, 2022

8:00 – Breakfast
8:50 – Emcee – Introduction/welcome
9:00 – KEYNOTE – Jeff Butler – Building an Effective Multi-Generational Workplace
10:00 – Tradeshow Break
10:30 – Ken Coles, Farming Smarter – Farming Smarter Together: A Living Lab
11:00 – Syama Chatterton, AAFC –  Plant pathologist for pulse and special crops
11:30 – Dr. Gurbir Dhillon, Farming Smarter – Practices worth pursuing – a look at precision planting and deep banding of immobile nutrients
Noon – LUNCH
1:00 – 4-H Speaking finalists – 4-H Energy
1:30 – Dennis Sudo & Jeff Rempel –  Purchase with confidence – Analyzing capital purchases
2:00 – Lewis Baarda – Sensing Soil Moisture
2:30 – Tradeshow Break
3 :00 – Jonathan Neilson, AAFC Lethbridge – Impacts of potato production on soil health and soil health on potato production
3:30 – Ben Ellert, AAFC Lethbridge – Gabe Brown’s farm

Feb 17, 2022

8:00 – Breakfast – Alberta Wheat Commission
9:00 – KEYNOTE – Kim McConnell – Elevating Our Industry
10:00 – Tradeshow Break
10:30 – Trevor Deering, Farming Smarter – Seed alfalfa – War of the Weevils & Desiccation strategies
11:00 – Mike Gretzinger, Farming Smarter – Hemp is Happening
11:30 – Laverne Gill – Orville Yanke award presentation
Noon – LUNCH
1:00 – 4-H Speaking finalists – 4-H Energy
1:30 – Jeremy Boychyn, Alberta Wheat Commission – What does 4R stewardship mean?
2:00 – Paul Galpern, UofC – Messy fields
2:30 – Stan Pankratz, Easy SR&ED Consultants – Algae cultivation for protein