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Monday, July 22 • 2:30pm - 5:30pm

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Working Group Co-Chairs:
Larry Doke
, MLA, Saskatchewan
Patrick Kole, Idaho Potato Commission

Participants will meet in the hotel lobby to catch the bus to Ag-InMotion at 2:30pm. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes since many displays will be outdoors. At the conclusion of the session, participants will be bused straight to the evening reception at the University following the demonstrations. 

Special offsite session at Ag-In-Motion facility to tour and learn about the latest advances in Agriculture technology. See the newest agricultural technology in the field. Ag in Motion, Western Canada’s first outdoor farm expo, is situated on 320 acres of prime agricultural land, northwest of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The session will feature live demonstrations of field equipment, crop plots and interactive agribusiness exhibits showcasing the newest technology in ag.

Welcome and opening remarks
Hon. David Marit, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture

Technology and Agriculture
How is new technology impacting agriculture across the region? What policy updates are needed to address the growing demand for new tech in Ag? 
  • Lack of a high-tech curriculum for agriculture students – we need “Techgronomists” and we need them now…
  • Lack of broadband coverage – can’t have a Smart farm with a Slow connection
  • There is a need to deal with regulatory issues regarding autonomous farm equipment, how can our elected leaders work with industry to address this gap. 
Robert D. Saik, PAg, CAC, CEO, DOT Farm Solutions

1) DOT Demo - The Dot Power Platform is a mobile diesel-powered platform designed to handle a large variety of implements commonly used in agriculture, mining and construction. Its U-shaped frame facilitates the direct loading of implements, so that, once loaded, the implement “becomes one” with the mobile powered platform.
2) Drone Demo - Drone technology produces in accurate, actionable and affordable data. The surge in UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technology allows for the collection and delivery of information that was, until recently, cost prohibitive or even impossible to obtain.
3) Pessl/Metos technology Demo - The METOS equipment is new to Western North America it uses the LoRa network to deliver data collected by a wide range of sensors to the user in way that is less prone to interference at a lower cost than current digital options.
4) University of Saskatchewan seminar (Soil Fertility & Herbicide technology) Using crop imagery to drive yield increases from plant breeding and crop management

More details here: http://www.pnwer.org/agriculture.html

Agriculture Track hosted by Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association

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Larry Doke

MLA; Agriculture Working Group Co-chair, Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
Larry was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2011 provincial election and was re-elected in April 2016.  He has previously served Saskatchewan as a Member of the Treasury and Investment Board; Member of Economy Standing Committee and Vice Chair of Economy Caucus... Read More →
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Patrick Kole

Vice President ; Agriculture Working Group Co-chair, Idaho Potato Commission
Patrick Kole is the Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs for the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC). Mr. Kole has practiced law for the past thirty-nine years. He has specialized for the last twenty-four with IPC, where he focused, in part, on market access issues, including developing... Read More →
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Hon. David Marit

Minister, Saskatchewan Agriculture
David Marit was elected MLA for Wood River on April 4th, 2016.On August 23, 2016, David was appointed Minister of Highways and Infrastructure and was later given the added responsibility of serving as Minister responsible for SaskBuilds and Priority Saskatchewan. On August 15, 2018... Read More →
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Robert Saik

CEO, AGvisorPRO Inc.
ROBERT SAIK has forty years of experience as a Professional Agrologist, entrepreneur and an international consultant who's worked with a wide variety of agriculturalists from Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture to Bill Gates.His latest book, “FOOD 5.0 How We Feed the Future” is... Read More →

Monday July 22, 2019 2:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
OFFSITE: Ag in Motion - Western Canada's Farm Expo SK-16, Corman Park No. 344, SK S0K 2L0, Canada