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Day 1 - Wednesday, Dec 7 - Sponsor Showcase and Mixer

Sponsor Showcase and Mixer

To kick off the annual summit, join our sponsors and other guests for a mixer and networking session. Formal programming will follow.

Day 1 - Wednesday, Dec 7 - Welcome Address

Ryan Hutchison

Business Development Lead, Crop Intelligence
Tweet to @rhutchsce

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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Day 1 - Wednesday, Dec 7 - Panel Discussion

Change in Agriculture Panel Discussion

We are proud and excited to bring a collection of industry experts to discuss the changes we are seeing in today's agricultural world. This will be a moderated session followed by an open Q&A.

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

Agronomist, Crop Intelligence
Tweet to @ACDeRoo6

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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Stuart Person CPA, CA

Senior Vice President, Agricultural Services and National Leader of Crop Services, MNP
Tweet to @Stuart_Person

Stuart Person, CPA, CA, is the Senior Vice President of MNP's Agricultural Services and National Leader of Crop Services, located in the…

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Dean Andersen B.S.A., P.Ag

Regional Sales Manager, Yara

Dean is from an Elnora farm, just 80 km southeast of Red Deer. He completed his B.S.A. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1980 and since then has…

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Robert MacDonald

Manager of Agronomic Excellence and Product Advancement, BASF

Career at BASF has been focused on canola for over 25 years.  Currently the manager of Agronomic Excellence and Product Advancement, managing the…

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Mike Gallais

Director of Procurement, Avena Foods

Avena is a specialty miller with a strong history of sustainability and reputation for quality and innovation. We are committed to bringing…

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Day 1 - Wednesday, Dec 7 - Evening Entertainment

Evening Entertainment

Big Daddy Tazz will bring an evening of laughter to kick off the 2022 Annual Summit.

Big Daddy Tazz

Comedian and Motivational Speaker
Tweet to @BigDaddyTazzWPG

After falling on his face, his teacher asked what he was trying to prove. Tazz quickly answered, "Gravity!" Laughter erupted, and thus the…

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Day 2 - Thursday, Dec 8 - Welcome Address

A message to Western Canadian Growers

A message from Les Henry.

Dr. J.L. (Les) Henry P.Ag.

Professor Emeritus,Soil Science ; Agricultural and Environmental Consultant

Les Henry received primary and secondary education at Milden, Saskatchewan and was raised on nearby Brunswick Farm. He received a Bachelor of Science…

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Day 2 - Thursday, Dec 8 - Keynote - Crop Management CEUs: 1.5

Bet the Farm – Using Data and Technology to Win at Farm Management

On today’s farms, data and technology can take the decision-making out of producers’ hands. These tools can help remove gut feelings and, instead, use results and data to make clear and accurate decisions. Evan Shout will share his “cheat sheet” for farm management; how benchmarks, technology results, trials, and other tools can help you cheat the house and know the outcome before it happens.

Crop Management CEUs: 1.5

Evan Shout CPA, CA

President and Co-Founder, Maverick Ag Ltd.
Tweet to @EvanShout

Evan Shout is the president and co-founder of Maverick Ag, a business consulting and risk management firm in Western Canada. He also sits as…

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Day 2 - Thursday, Dec 8 - Breakout Session - Crop Management CEUs: 1

On Farm - Field Scale Trials

Laird will walk us through various On Farm Trials through his experience with Pitura Seeds.

Crop Management CEUs: 1

Laird Lampertz BSc. Ag, CCA, P.Ag

Sales Manager/Senior Agronomist, Pitura Seeds
Tweet to @Pituraseeds

Laird Lampertz is the Sales Manager and Senior Agronomist at Pitura Seeds, in Domain, Manitoba, Canada. Since 2014, he has had a passion for…

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Day 2 - Thursday, Dec 8 - Breakout Session - Soil & Water Management CEUs: 1

Getting to Know Your Soil

The importance of knowing your soil is often underrated. Learn the importance of knowing your soil and maximize your potential.
Andrea will be diving into the world of soil textures and what it means for your water driven yield potential. In this session, you will learn how to hand texture the soil under your feet and how to relate it to a soil moisture probe. Insights will also be given on how to read and interpret a soil moisture graph for plant health insights in-season.

Soil & Water Management CEUs: 1

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

Agronomist, Crop Intelligence
Tweet to @ACDeRoo6

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 - Thursday, Dec 8 - Breakout Session - Soil & Water Management CEUs: 1

Soil Moisture Insights in a Drought

In many areas of western Saskatchewan, drought conditions have severely limited the area’s yield potential. With this, water use efficiency and hydrology have been top of mind for leading farmers of the area, as well as their agronomists. Mike will share with you his insights gained with using the Crop Intelligence moisture probes, as well as other tools within his business in order to help maximize his customer’s returns in these challenging conditions.

Soil & Water Management CEUs: 1

Mike Palmier

Owner and Operator, Max Ag Consulting
Tweet to @MikePalmier

Mike was raised on a mixed cattle/grain farm near Lafleche in south central Saskatchewan, and now resides on an acreage southwest of Plenty with his…

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Day 2 - Thursday, Dec 8 - Breakout Session - Nutrient Management CEUs: 0.5 & Soil & Water Management CEUs: 0.5

Rain is a Good Thing - Thinking like a Plant in 4D

Imagine your life as a canola/wheat plant. You've just been seeded into cold soil, and you have got a Big Job to do in the next 100 days!! Hopefully your farmer has done a good job selecting you while also providing necessary agronomic support. Job 1 is the establishment of a dominant root system that can support a large/efficient solar panel while you're surrounded by salty fertilizer, a large band of chemical soup nearby, and slowly available immobile nutrients that are concentrated in the soils top 3". You activate your root system as soil temperatures rise and it's off to the races. You watch the soil dry and wet as you struggle through the first 6 weeks of growth prior to 6 weeks of explosive growth racing to be the biggest, baddest, healthiest plant possible and then finally onto maturity. During all these stages you have been saturated, droughted, sprayed on, tramped on, hailed on, eaten on, diseased on all while consuming humongous amounts of nutrient, sunlight, and water. In all of this, your biggest challenge often is finding sufficient nutrients while chasing water to depth. How do you react? How can you be helped? What tools can be employed to aid you immediately or your progeny in the future?

Join Elston, as he navigates us through the 4-dimensional water/nutrient/stress struggles he faces (as a plant) during a typical dryland growing season.

Nutrient Management CEUs: 0.5
Soil & Water Management CEUs: 0.5

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 - Thursday, Dec 8 - Breakout Session - Soil & Water Management CEUs: 1

Rain or Shine - WeatherLogics

You can’t change weather but you can plan for it. Scott Kehler, President and Chief Scientist at Weatherlogics will share with us how snow affects soil moisture and uncover its full moisture value. In addition to this Scott will discuss how the presence of soil moisture impacts thunderstorms and prairie rain.

Soil & Water Management CEUs: 1

Scott Kehler M.Sc.

President and Chief Scientist, Weatherlogics Inc.
Tweet to @scottdkehler

Scott is the President and Chief Scientist of Weatherlogics. Prior to co-founding Weatherlogics, he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s…

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Day 2 - Thursday, Dec 8 - Breakout Session - Nutrient Management CEUs: 1

Prairie Watershed Climate Program

Nicole Moffat will be presenting the Prairie Watershed Climate Program (PWCP) which is an On-Farm Climate Action Fund program funded through Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada. Farmers and ranchers are the stewards of their land and are already taking steps towards sustainability and increased efficiency. Nicole will discuss what Beneficial Management Practices (BMP’s) are included in the PWCP, why they are beneficial, and how a producer can apply for a rebate for implementing these BMP’s on their farm.

Nutrient Management CEUs: 1

Nicole Moffat B.Sc.

Agri-Environmental Watershed Coordinator, Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW)

Nicole Moffat is a 4th generation Saskatchewanian and was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan.  Nicole studied geology at the University of…

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Day 2 - Thursday, Dec 8 - You Choose - Roundtable

Interactive Roundtable

Learn more together in a Farm Data Roundtable! Attendees will pick between a John Deere Operation Center, AgExpert, or FieldAlytics session and listen to an active user talk about their experiences on the farm before diving into a roundtable discussion on the value of the data.

Attendees will be invited to choose one of three sessions.

Ryan Hutchison

Business Development Lead, Crop Intelligence
Tweet to @rhutchsce

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

Agronomist, Crop Intelligence
Tweet to @ACDeRoo6

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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Ben Copeland

FieldAlytics

Ben has more questions than opinions, but is passionate about understanding the agronomic decision making process. He uses his role as General Manager…

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Alana Serhan B.Envr. AAg

Territory Business Agronomist, Crop Intelligence
Tweet to @alana_serhan

Alana joins us as a Territory Business Agronomist for Crop Intelligence.   She has experience as a Provincial Agronomist for Richardson Pioneer,…

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Ben Cavers

Partner, Be-Ver Farms
Tweet to @BenCavers

Ben Cavers is a fifth-generation partner of Be-Ver Farms Located in Sedley Sk. He is also a co-owner of a pedigreed seed company Whispering Pine Seeds…

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Ryan Doyle

Data and Technology Specialist / Operator, Be-Ver Farms

Bio to come.

Darcy Herauf

Director of FCC AgExpert, AgExpert

Darcy Herauf is Director of FCC AgExpert, business management software that’s solid, simple and built for the farm. He’s spent almost his…

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Bryan Prystupa

Senior Product Owner, AgExpert

Bryan is a Senior Product Owner with the FCC AgExpert team, collaborating with partners and companies across Canada to develop integrations that help…

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Day 2 - Thursday, Dec 8 - Keynote - Crop Management CEUs: 1

Leveraging Data for Farm Decisions

Data is everywhere, from the devices in our hands to the equipment on the farm. Despite it’s ease of accessibility, it can be difficult to determine what is good versus bad data and how can it be interpreted to make better decisions. John Deere is a company at the forefront of agricultural data and technology. Christian will be covering, what type of data is relevant to agriculture and your farm, where do we get data and how can we organize it, and how to make informed decisions based on the data you have.

Crop Management CEUs: 1

Christian Hansen

Small Grains Agronomist, John Deere Western Canadian Small Grains Production System Innovation Team

I was born and raised on a family farm in Theodore Saskatchewan where we primarily grew wheat, canola, barley and pulse crops. I graduated from the U…

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How do I get a ticket?

Ticket sales for the 2022 Crop Intelligence Annual Summit closed December 1st. If you are still interested in joining, please contact info@cropintel.ca and we'll see if we can assist you. 

How do I check in to the event?

A registration table will be set up for event attendees just outside the event room. Upon arrival, visit the registration table to grab your name tag for the event.

Where can I park?

Parking is complimentary for event guests and hotel guests. Parking is available out front of the Double Tree Hotel, in the parkade under the hotel through the Osler street access as well as in overflow lots.
A map of the overflow lots can be found here. Note that spots marked RESERVED are still off limits regardless of lot.

Upon arrival, please text your license plate along with the banquet room name (Capital Ballroom) to 306-801-0766.
Please ensure to “text” plate number each morning.  IMPark does patrol the lots frequently and will give tickets to vehicles that are not registered. Daily texting is required.
The Hotel is not responsible for any tickets that may be given.

If parking in an overflow lot please ensure to also include the LOT NUMBER of the overflow lot when texting the plate number ie Lot #......, plate#...... guests will be in an overflow spot.

 

How do I book a room at the hotel at the conference rate?

Contact the hotel and inform them that you are attending the Crop Intelligence Annual Summit. Make your reservation by November 9th, 2022 to receive the discounted rate of $155. These rates are based on single or double occupancy king-bed rooms. A $15 charge will apply for each additional adult. Maximum occupancy is 4 adults per room.

 

You can book directly through the conference link online here.

When will this event be taking place?

The event will take place in-person on Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 8th 2022.

Where will the event be held?

This event will be held in-person at the Double Tree Hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Are there any CEU credits available?

Yes! Many sessions have CEU credits available. 

See the session description in the agenda for credit details on each session.

How much does the event cost?

We have an early bird price of $200 per person (available until Nov 15) and a regular price of $250 per person (available until Dec 1)

What is the format of this year's event?

This year we are returning back to our in-person event. The live event will take place December 7-8, 2022 at the Double Tree Hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Day 1 - December 7th you can look forward to a networking/social hour and keynote speaker.

Day 2 - December 8th will be comprised of a series of informative sessions that are sure to help you unlock the potential in your data. 

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.

I purchased a ticket but can no longer attend, what do I do?

If you can no longer attend the event, we ask that you contact info@cropintel.ca and advise them of this so we can re-open your seat. 

What restrictions are in place?

There are currently no COVID-related public health orders in effect. 

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