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Farmers and other agricultural pros get informed at Farming Smarter conference

Written by  Demi Knight
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The 2017 Farming Smarter conference came to Lethbridge this December from the 5th to the 6th to offer agriculture and farming professionals the opportunity to listen to presentations on new methods, technology and breakthroughs in the industry as well as the opportunity to look around a trade-show of different organizations and businesses within the industry. The 2017 Farming Smarter conference came to Lethbridge this December from the 5th to the 6th to offer agriculture and farming professionals the opportunity to listen to presentations on new methods, technology and breakthroughs in the industry as well as the opportunity to look around a trade-show of different organizations and businesses within the industry. Demi Knight

Farmers congregated together at the annual Farming Smarter Conference and enjoyed some information presentations, utilizing leading-edge scientists and an educational trade show.


From Dec. 5-6, agriculture and farming industries and professionals gathered at the Exhibition grounds in Lethbridge to attend the annual conference and trade show.
“The event is an annual learning event that we put on for people within the agriculture industry,” says assistant manager for Farming Smarter, Jamie Puchinger.
“Farming Smarter shares its research findings from projects at its Lethbridge location. We also invite well-known research scientists working in Alberta, agriculture business experts and key note speakers from anywhere around the world where they do leading edge agriculture science.”
With two full days of events, this year brought two-hundred people together to learn about current industry trends, meet with suppliers and learn about new products on the market going forth into the new season.
However, the conference isn’t just about business and shop talk, as the event also offered all participants social drinks, dinner, acoustic performances and a silent auction.
Besides the entertainment and fun, what made the conference an event to attend was the countless presentations from entertaining speakers, from leading edge scientists to agriculture professionals, the conference saw twenty-two presentations over the two days about varying topics such as farm income tax; fight against herbicide resistant weeds, the ground-breaking hands-free hectare (HFHa) which made a successful harvest this year as well as the future of agriculture trade in southern Alberta due to the turmoil NAFTA faces with the United States.

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