TechTour Live

TechTour Live - Cultivating Growth

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Overview of the event

RealAgriculture, in partnership with Corteva Agriscience, is pleased to present TechTour Live, now in its 6th year! Don’t miss this engaging day of professional development with learning led by experts in business development, agronomy and finance. You will take away useful tips and tricks to cultivate growth in your farm business. Topics in our speaker and panel line-up include maximizing profitability, managing emerging consumer influence on farm business, succession planning and a daily Live broadcast of RealAg Radio. Each day wraps up with an afternoon of networking with experts and other progressive growers in your region. You can expect to walk away with new skills in business management and practical ways to integrate agronomic innovations and emerging technology on your farming operations.

TechTour LIVE Locations and Dates

  • Monday, March 16, 2020 – Brandon, MB at Keystone Centre, UCT Pavillion
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – Regina, SK at Evraz Place
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Lethbridge, AB at Coast Lethbridge Hotel, Grand Ballroom
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 – Red Deer, AB at Black Knight Inn

Agenda

TimeAgenda Item
8:30 – 9:00 A.M.Registration
9:00 – 9:15 A.M.Opening Address
9:15 – 10:30 A.M.Opening Keynote – Vance Crowe
10:30 – 10:45 A.M.Break
10:45 – 11:45 A.M.RealAg Radio Live Broadcast
Featuring a rotation of guest speakers to provide unique perspectives on daily discussion topics
11:45 – 12:45 P.M.Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 P.MAg Tech Panel
1:45 – 2:00 P.M.Break
2:00 – 3:15 P.M.Closing Keynote – Gregor Jeffrey
3:15 – 3:30 P.M.Closing Address
3:30 – 4:40 P.M.Networking Reception

Keynote Speakers

Vance Crowe

Vance Crowe

Communications Consultant

Vance helps organizations realize why the general public doesn’t agree with their perspective and offers new ways to communicate effectively, resolve disagreements, and build rapport with critics and stakeholders.

Gregor Jeffrey

Gregor Jeffrey

Communication Thought Leader

In his award-winning keynote talk, Gregor proves that there is an incredibly simple way to communicate more effectively with others, personally and professionally.

RealAg Radio LIVE

Take part in a live taping of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney and various unique and fantastic guests at each stop along the tour. RealAg Radio (Monday to Friday at 4 PM EST on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio) is Canada’s only daily, one-hour agricultural radio show broadcast across the country and available as a podcast after the show airs each day.

Ag Tech Panel

Ag Tech Panel

Ag Tech Panel

A panel discussion moderated by Shaun Haney, featuring notable industry experts: Peter Gredig and Nick Dubuc, on new technology and machinery updates seen at the recent Agritechnica show in Hanover, Germany.

Nicolas Dubuc

Nicolas Dubuc

Ag Tech Panelist

Nicolas Dubuc grew up on a dairy farm southwest of Montreal. In 2005, he obtained a diploma in Farm Management & Tech from Macdonald College of McGill University in and went on to receive his B.Eng in agricultural engineering in 2009 also from Mcdonald College. Nick has been with Soucy for 8 years, initially as an application engineer and later as a product specialist. My role is to connect engineering, marketing, sales with customer needs, industry trends, and new technology. On evenings and weekends, Nick can be found helping out on the family farm.

Peter Gredig

Peter Gredig

Ag Tech Panelist

Peter Gredig is a corn, soybean and wheat producer based near London, Ontario. As a partner in AgNition Inc., Peter is involved in developing mobile products and software for agri-business, producer organizations and for farmers across North America. Over the past 5 years Peter has done more than 60 technology seminars and keynote talks across Canada on assessing technology and developing a strategy for successful innovation uptake for farm businesses.

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Nathan Gregg

Ag Tech Panelist

Nathan is a graduate from the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, and is currently the President of the Herb, Spice and Specialty Agriculture (HSSA) association of Saskatchewan. He farms with his wife and mother near Paynton, SK, growing wheat, barley, peas and canola. Prior to farming full-time, he spent nearly 17 years at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) in Humboldt, SK. Nathan has travelled internationally conducting machinery evaluations for several major equipment manufacturers in the US, Europe and Australia.

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TechTour LIVE Partner: Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience - Agriculture Division of DowDuPontRealAgriculture thanks TechTour partner Corteva Agriscience for their commitment to customer-first innovations and to their customers’ farm businesses. Corteva Agriscience is the exclusive partner in the TechTour LIVE farm management seminar series and in the TechTour interviews from AgriTechnica, where RealAgriculture brings Canadian growers the latest in global ag innovations.