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Ontario Precision Agriculture Conference Topics And Speakers Announced, February 26, 27 at the Lamplighter Inn, London, Ontario.

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.

www.farms.com/precisionagriculture

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?

A farm machinery company precision agriculture update presentation (representatives from John Deere, CaseIH and AGCO) is being finalized.  There will also be an Agronomy & Seed company session, where new products and services will be presented including Monsanto’s new FieldScripts, CropPlan Winfield R7 and others.

Leander Campbell, Remote Sensing Analyst from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will be presenting on Space Based Crop Imagery.

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 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, Cargill, AgBusiness & Crop Inc., Veolia,  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, Farm Credit Canada, Stratford Agri Analysis, and Precision Hawk

The Conference registration fee is $125/person.

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 Innovative Farmers meeting.

 

 

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