TechTour Live


Get ahead in your fields

Learn how to maximize efficiency at a TechTour Live one-day farm business seminar near you

TechTour-IMG1Join RealAgriculture, in partnership with Dow AgroSciences, for this fun and informative day of learning from networking with growers in your area, plus crop production and business experts.

  • Learn 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

2017 TechTour Live

TechTour Live is back in 2017. Thanks to everyone who attended our sold out TechTour Live 2016 events in Camrose, Lethbridge, Saskatoon and Brandon.


TechTour Live Locations and Dates

  • Brandon, MB – MNP Hall, Keystone Centre – March 13, 2017
  • Saskatoon, SK – Salon ABC, TCU Place – March 14, 2017
  • Red Deer, AB – Special Event Centre, Sheraton Hotel – March 15, 2017
  • Lethbridge, AB – Grand Ballroom, Coast Lethbridge Hotel – March 16, 2017

TechTour Live Partner: Dow AgroSciences

dow-agrosciencesRealAgriculture 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.




Opening Address by Shaun Haney, RealAgriculture

Keynote Opening – Dan Thurmon: Off Balance On Purpose

Networking Break

Randy Dowdy: High Yield Management


Nikolas Badminton: The Future of Agriculture

Networking Break

Keynote Closing – Dan Thurmon: Off Balance On Purpose

Closing Address by Shaun Haney

Networking Reception


Dan Thurmon

nikolas-badmintonDan Thurmon is the author of two books, a renowned speaker, and a recognized expert in delivering peak performances – on stage and in the workplace. As president of Motivation Works, Inc., he has worked with hundreds of clients and delivered thousands of presentations worldwide. Dan helps organizations and individuals implement actions plans and move confidently through transitions.
He began his performance career at eleven years old, crafting a one-man-show incorporating comedy, juggling and acrobatics. This enabled him to, at a very early age, develop a strong work ethic and learn fundamental lessons about performance excellence. Dan graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing and Management. He has also extensively studied Personal Development and developed a unique methodology he teaches to audiences and clients.

A recent inductee to the prestigious “Speakers Hall of Fame,” Dan Thurmon delivers experiences that go beyond motivation, teaching concepts and skills in a highly engaging and entertaining manner. He incorporates his lifelong performance skills to create high impact events. His programs have educated and uplifted Fortune 500 companies, young audiences, and even the troops on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Dan’s philosophy can be summarized by the title of his book, Off Balance On Purpose. He believes that we will never achieve “perfect balance” and should, instead, learn to embrace uncertainty and initiate positive changes that lead to growth. Also, we should go beyond the pursuit of “success” and enhance our life experiences and professional endeavours with purposeful, positive contributions.

Nikolas Badminton
nik-thurmanNikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the how the world is evolving as exponential technology advances. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across North America, UK, Asia, and Europe.

He travels the world wowing audiences with keynote speeches on: The Future of Work; The Sharing Economy; The Future of Cars; The Future of Cities; The Future of AI integrated with Life and Business; The Future of Education; Predictions for 2016 to 2020, 2021 to 2030, and beyond.

Nikolas regularly appears on the BBC, CBC, CTV, Global News, CHCH, CHED640, CKNW, Roundhouse Radio and writes for the Huffington Post, Forbes, Venturebeat, Betakit, TechVibes,, Vancouver is Awesome, and Vancity Buzz.

The past 12 months alone has been busy with media appearances, guest lecturing, and essential keynotes on Education, The Future of Work, Innovations in Farming, Biohacking, Media, Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, and other areas where huge changes are coming.

Randy Dowdy

randydowdyRandy is a first-generation farmer from Pavo, Georgia, and the world record holder for both soybean yield (171.8 bu/ac) and corn yield (503 bu/ac). In his less than 10 years of farming, he has consistently beaten and held world records for corn and soybeans, but focus is return on investment and not necessarily winning yield contests.

His production techniques have been vetted in several different states and varying growing conditions and regions that resulted in positive proven results. Randy will share the philosophy and techniques that have made him so successful, and how they can be applied to Western Canadian farm businesses.

Shaun Haney, Host & Founder of RealAgriculture

shaun-haneyShaun Haney is the founder and the motivating force behind one of Canada’s most popular agriculture publications RealAgriculture. As host and MC of the TechTour Haney will bring his enthusiasm and true passion for ag business to the TechPanel – where growers and tech experts will discuss the latest tools to get the On Farm Efficiency Advantage.

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.