2021 Annual Summit

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2021 Crop Intelligence Annual Summit
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December 8, 2021
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Day 1 - Tuesday, Nov 30 - Evening Sponsor Mixer & Keynote Address

Keynote Address

A welcome message from Ryan Hutchison as well as keynote address from Mayor Sandra Masters. Sandra will discuss the importance of recent investments in the ag sector in the Regina region— in particular, the canola crush plants and biodiesel projects.

Mayor Sandra Masters

Mayor, City of Regina

Sandra Masters was sworn in as Regina’s 35th Mayor on November 23, 2020. She made Regina’s history by becoming the first woman…

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Day 1 - Tuesday, Nov 30 - Evening Sponsor Mixer & Keynote

Keynote Presentation: Lakeland College

Josie will discuss how Lakeland College is working to address the demand for qualified persons in the agriculture technology space with their new Ag. Tech Program.

Josie Van Lent

Dean, Agriculture Technology & Applied Research, Lakeland College
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Josie is currently the Dean of Agriculture Technology and Applied Research at Lakeland College. For thirteen years prior Josie was the Dean of…

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Day 1 - Tuesday, Nov 30 - Evening Sponsor Mixer & Keynote Address

Keynote Presentation: Canada Agri-Food Market Outlook – Where Are We Going?

With ever an increasing population and global food demands Canada is well positioned to be a leading global agri-food supplier. How will technology affect the face of agricultural exports over the next 20 years as Canada works to meet the demand for a high protein, sustainable food source.

Murad Al-Katib

President and CEO, AGT Foods and Ingredients
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Murad Al-Katib, President, CEO and Board member of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. An international agri-food, strategic business and financial thinker,…

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Day 2 - Wednesday, Dec 1 - Keynote- Soil & Water Management CEUs: 1

Dryland Agriculture from a Water Balance Perspective

Dryland agriculture from a water balance perspective: Linking winter and summer hydrological processes to maxamize agricultural opportunities.

Phillip Harder PHD

Research Associate - Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan
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Phillip Harder is a Research Associate at the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan who has a board interest in understanding the…

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Day 2 - Wednesday, Dec 1 - Breakout Session - Integrated Pest Management CEUs: 1

The Chickpea Project

Project Summary: Symptoms of a health issue were first reported in chickpea fields in southern Saskatchewan during the 2019 growing season and have continued to be observed during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. A definitive cause of the health issue in chickpea has not been identified but work is ongoing to continue to rule out causative factors. In an effort to understand the soil moisture and environmental conditions conducive to the onset of the health issue, a collaboration with SPG, Crop Intelligence, and chickpea growers in southern Saskatchewan occurred during the 2021 season. 5 field-scale chickpea monitoring sites were established and monitored on a regular basis throughout the season. As part of a larger survey initiative, plant samples and field management history were also collected to gain further understanding about the impact of herbicides, moisture, disease and fungicides on chickpea.

Please consider joining us. Further conversations and discussions are welcomed to protect this important pulse crop.

Vanessa Bell BSA

Agronomist, Crop Intelligence
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Vanessa joins us as a Crop Intelligence Agronomist and will be supporting customers out of the Mossbank, Assiniboia, and Moose Jaw regions. Vanessa…

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Sarah Anderson

Agronomy Manager, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers

As Agronomy Manager with The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, through extension with agronomists and growers, Sarah leads agronomy projects and…

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Day 2 - Wednesday, Dec 1 - Interactive Breakout Session

Get to Know Your Station – Equipment Overview & Best Practices

Christine and Trevor will give an overview of the Crop Intelligence station and its sensors. Reviewing the in-field set-up steps is critical to ensuring good data for the season. They will go through a station optimization and identify what needs to be checked every time you go by the station.

Christine Jones CCA

Project Co-ordinator, Crop Intelligence
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Whether it’s hopping into a piece of machinery or digging in a field to validate the equipment feeding the Crop Intelligence program, Christine…

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Trevor Fraser Certified EST

Hardware Specialist, Crop Intelligence

Trevor Fraser is a hardworking, goal-oriented individual who aspires to lead and grow the hardware aspects of the Crop Intelligence Program. With an…

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Day 2 - Wednesday, Dec 1 - Breakout Session - Nutrient Management CEUs: 1

Nitrogen Strategies to Manage Risk and Maximize Yield

Every year, our crops leave behind some nitrogen and more is released from organic matter. Andrea will review the value of soil testing for crop planning and in-season nitrogen strategies to minimize risk and maximize yield.

Andrea De Roo M.Sc. P.Ag. CCA

Agronomist, Crop Intelligence
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Andrea De Roo is an agronomist with South Country Equipment and farmer in southeast Saskatchewan. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture…

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Day 2 - Wednesday, Dec 1 - Breakout Session - Professional Development CEUs: 1

Tools to Support the Agronomy

Tyler will take us through the various agronomic tools he uses in his agronomy business to support his customer. Discussing the value this enables him to provide his clients with solution enabling profitability and environmental sustainability.

Tyler Kessler

Independent Consulting Agronomist, Kessler Ag Ventures
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Tyler graduated from the U of S in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. The first seven years of his career were spent in Weyburn working…

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Day 2 - Wednesday, Dec 1 - Breakout Session- Nutrient Management CEUs: 1

B*tch’n Agronomy – Tissue Test PhD

Critical nutrient planning is important for every farm. This presentation will help you understand the importance and value of a tissue test in relation to soil tests, water, environment, and yield. It will also dive into interpretation of local tissue examples, show case Crop Intel Tissue Test PhD project, and talk about future possibilities using the data. Strap-in, hold-on tight, because you’re going to learn more about tissue sampling in 1 hour than 99% of industry professionals.

Kara Fowler BSA

Agronomist, Crop Intelligence
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Kara Fowler is an agronomist with South Country Equipment and resides in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture…

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Elston Solberg M.Sc., P.Ag.

Agronomist ; Co-Founder, Crop Intelligence ; EarthDirtSoil

Elston grew up on a small dairy farm near Ryley Alberta where his passion was baseball and hockey as a player and coach. Later he served on council…

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Day 2 - Wednesday, Dec 1 - Keynote - Nutrient Management CEUs: 1

Making the Most from your N and P Investment in a Highly Variable Environment

Don will discuss options for addressing the agronomic challenges of growing high-yielding crops while dealing with variability in soil supplies and crop requirements for N and P at various spatial scales (e.g., regional, field-to-field, within field) as well as variability over time (e.g., weather and soil effects on N losses and gains, crop responses to P fertilizer, and variability in crop/fertilizer prices).

Dr. Don Flaten

Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
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Dr. Don Flaten recently retired from the University of Manitoba, where he was a professor in soil fertility, crop nutrition, and nutrient…

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Day 2 - Wednesday, Dec 1 - Panel Discussion - Crop Management CEUs: 1

Industry Panel - Collaboration and Opportunity in Ag-tech

Ryan Hutchison will lead a conversation with industry leaders in the opportunity industry has for collaboration within the ag-tech space. Specifically looking at both opportunity and challenges of integrating data and various platforms and the value this can bring to both industry and their customers.

Ryan Hutchison

Business Development Lead, Crop Intelligence
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Ryan has worked in the Precision Ag industry for over 25 years—with a keen interest in weather stations and capacitance soil moisture probe…

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Kari Harvey

CEO, Innovation Saskatchewan

Kari Harvey is CEO of Innovation Saskatchewan where her responsibilities include working with community partners to nurture an environment that…

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Rob Davies

Ag Business and Research Development, Lakeland College
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Rob is currently consulting with Lakeland College in Ag Business and Research Development, with a key role in the development of the new Bachelor of…

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Garth MacDonald

CEO, G-Mac's AgTeam
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Garth MacDonald is the Co-Founder, Majority Owner and CEO of G-Mac’s AgTeam, a crop production company that strives to provide exceptional…

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Terry Aberhart

CEO; Sure Growth Solutions Managing Partner, Aberhart Farms; Aberhart Ag Solutions & Convergence Growth
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Terry Aberhart grew up and resides on the family farm near Langenburg Sk. Terry has always been passionate about agriculture, continuous learning,…

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Shea Ferster CPA, CA

Business Advisor, MNP
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Shea Ferster, CPA, CA, is a Business Advisor with MNP’s Agricultural Services team. Based in Saskatoon, Shea has 22 years of public practice…

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Bonus Content

SYNTHOS from Koch Agronomic Services

The Phoenix Group

Sask Pulse Growers

2021 Virtual Field Day (Customers Only)

Join us for 2021’s virtual Field Day! Our team met out in one of the field’s we first installed a moisture probe on and chatted about our equipment, our data and how best to apply them on your farm.

To view the full day's worth of content, sign in to your CropIntel account and visit this link: https://cropintel.ca/sign-up-test/virtual-field-day



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How do I access the online event?

Every attendee (in-person or virtual) will receive an access code with the purchase of their ticket. The morning of December 8, you will be prompted to enter your access code in to obtain access to all the recorded content. Once you've signed in, the virtual agenda also becomes your roadmap for your sessions. Click on an agenda item and then the video thumbnail to start viewing.

How will I get my CEU credits?

After you've entered your access code, you will be prompted to enter your name, email and CEU credit information. A record of attendees for each session will be recorded and submitted for credits. You will be required to sign in to each day's content page individually so we can record attendance of each session.

Alternatively, there are QR codes embedded within each CEU approved video file. Eatch the video in full and scan the code at the end of the video to have your credits automatically applied.

How many people can use my access code?

Your access code will work on three devices only and is intended to be for a single person.

Can I sponsor this event?

We'd love to chat about different sponsorship options with you. Please email info@cropintel.ca to start the conversation.

How long will I have access to the virtual content until?

Once live, the virtual content will be available to attendees until January 31, 2022.

How much does the event cost?

Whether you are attending in person or virtually, the cost for the event is the same. We have an early bird price of $150 per person and a regualr price of $175 per person.

What is the format of this year's event?

This year's event will be hosted in-person and virtually. The live event will take place at The Atlas hotel in Regina, SK Nov 30-Dec 1. All live content will be recorded and posted online for the virtual event on Dec. 8. 

I purchased a ticket to the in-person event but can no longer attend, what do I do?

Every attendee in-person or virtual will recieve access to the virtual content with the purchase of their ticket. If you can no longer attend in person, we ask that you contact info@cropintel.ca and advise them of this. We will re-open your seat for the in-person event but you will still have access to all of the content online on December 8.

What restrictions are in place?

The Annual Summit is considered to be a private gathering at a public indoor venue. All SHA guidelines must be observed at the time of the event.
As of Oct 1, this includes mandatory indoor masking but does not require proof of vaccination/negative COVID-19 test.

For the most recent information, please visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures