Registration opens January 2018
Elevate your farm business at a TechTour LIVE one-day farm business seminar near you
Join RealAgriculture, in partnership with Dow AgroSciences, for this fun and informative day of learning. Industry experts within business development and agronomics will be there to deliver practical and useful tips, insights, updates on industry mergers and what it all means to Canadian farmers. There will also be plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day.
- Learn about farm business management tips and agronomic innovations to elevate your efficiency
- Find practical ways to employ emerging technology on your farm
- Gain high value professional development and change management skills used by Fortune 500 executives
- Network with experts and learn from other progressive growers in your region
- Brandon, MB — MNP Hall, Keystone Centre — March 13, 2018
- Saskatoon, SK — Salon ABCD, TCU Place — March 14, 2018
- Red Deer, AB — Special Event Centre, Sheraton Hotel — March 15, 2018
- Lethbridge, AB — Grand Ballroom, Coast Lethbridge Hotel — March 16, 2018
TechTour LIVE Partner: Dow AgroSciences
RealAgriculture thanks TechTour partner Dow AgroSciences for their commitment to customer-first innovations and to their customers’ farm businesses. Dow AgroSciences 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.
Keynote — Dr. Nick Bontis
Dr. Nick Bontis
Dr. Nick Bontis is an award-winning tenured professor of strategy at McMaster University. He has won more than 12 major teaching awards, and has been recognized as “faculty researcher of the year,” “one of the school’s most popular professors” by Maclean’s magazine, and “one of the top 10 lecturers in Ontario” by TVO. He is also a 3M National Teaching Fellow, an exclusive honour bestowed only upon the top university professors in Canada.
Dr. Bontis is the director of the Institute for Intellectual Capital Research, a leading strategic-management consulting firm. His consulting services have been sought by leading organizations, including the United Nations, Microsoft, Health Canada, Royal Bank, Telus, and IBM.
Dr. Bontis is the author of Information Bombardment: Rising Above the Digital Onslaught and an associate editor of the Journal of Intellectual Capital.
Canadian Commercial Unit Leader, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™
Bryce leads the organization in Canada where he has the responsibility for strategy and management of all facets of the Canadian business. Prior to his current role, he was the business director for DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection in Canada, and the president of Pioneer Hi-Bred Canada Company.
Bryce began his career with DuPont Pioneer in 2009 as a sales manager for the Canadian business unit before moving into the business director role for Eastern Canada and then on to the integrated operations director role, where he was responsible for production locations in Canada and California. Prior to joining DuPont, he worked for Cargill Limited where he held several roles of increasing managerial responsibility.
Bryce has expertise in a variety of areas including sales management, operations, business development and grain merchandising. He also has a strong commitment to employee engagement and building strong and diverse teams.
Born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Bryce graduated from Brandon University with a degree in Economics.
Dr. Tom Wolf
Dr. Tom Wolf grew up on a grain farm in southern Manitoba and has spent his whole life farming or working for farmers. He obtained his BSA (1987) and M.Sc. (1991, Plant Science) at the U of M, and his Ph.D. (1996, Agronomy) at the Ohio State University, where he specialized in spray application technology as well as spray drift, pesticide efficacy and sprayer tank cleanout. He is a professional agrologist, a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, a member and past president of the Canadian Weed Science Society, and is one of the most recognized sprayer specialists in North America.
Dr. Wolf has published and presented extensively both nationally and internationally and enjoys sharing his findings with growers directly and through sprayers101.com.
Dr. Jason Deveau
Dr. Jason Deveau is the Application Technology Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. He holds a B.Sc. (hon) in Biology & Psychology from Mount Allison University, a M.Sc. in plant cell physiology from York University and a Ph.D. in plant cell electrophysiology from the University of Guelph.
Working out of the Simcoe Resource Centre in Ontario, his current focus is to explore methods to reduce pesticide wastage and off-target contamination, to develop methods to spray crops more consistently and to create educational materials for sprayer operators. He is the co-developer of sprayers101.com and the author of Airblast101 — A Handbook of Best Practices in Airblast Spraying.
Carl Gould is the President at 7 Stage Advisors Business Consulting as well as a Published Author, Keynote Speaker, Business Mentor and Trainer. He is the Award-Winning Coach and Platinum Member or Manchester’s Who’s Who, who has assisted the launch of > 5,000 businesses since 2002. Carl has been seen, heard and read at Newark Star Ledger, The Wall Street Journal, Cape Business, Performance Magazine, News 12 NJ, CBS and more. His most recent book Biz Dev Done Right was an Amazon #1 best seller.
Carl’s innovative approach to Business Mentoring and Business Coaching has received acclaim from both his clients and his peers. With more than 90 independently owned and operated offices worldwide, Carl Gould and his world-class teams of mentors and coaches have guided their clients to significant results using their proven methods. What’s more, they all have fun in the process!
Shaun Haney is the founder and the motivating force behind Canada’s most popular agriculture publication: RealAgriculture. As the host of TechTour LIVE, Haney brings his enthusiasm and true passion for ag business to the forefront.
RealAgriculture has grown to become the digital ag media leader in Canada serving farmers across the country with the best in agronomics, current events and farm show coverage through access to video, podcasts and written content. RealAgriculture’s content team spans across the country to make sure that farmers get “on the ground” coverage to keep informed and entertained. Shaun grew up on a seed farm outside Picture Butte, AB that he also continues to manage with his family.