Conservation Agriculture 2015

Last year's 2014 conference was a resounding success and this year's 2015 complete conference agenda is posted below and will be updated with presenter bios and information as we get closer to the conference. Click here for links to prior conferences.

The 27th Annual Conference of the
Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association

"International Year of Soils"

Monday, January 12, 2015
Prairieland Park - Hall A - Saskatoon




The 27th Annual Conference of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association proudly brought to you by this year's corporate sponsor SaskCanola:

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Conference Details | Conference Registration

JANUARY 12, 2015 Prairieland Park – Saskatoon

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens

8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Technology Session

9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Drones in Agriculture
Chad Colby,, Bloomington, Illinois, US

10:30 a.m. Refreshment and Networking Break

11:00 a.m. Precision Planting
Colin Rosengren, Farmer, Innovator and Entrepreneur, Midale SK

11:30 a.m. Controlled Traffic Farming
Peter Gamache, Controlled Traffic Farming Project Leader, Edmonton AB

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

Soils and Agronomy Session

1:00 p.m. Urban Agriculture: Fad or Future?
Grant Wood, P.Ag, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan

1:30 p.m. Harvesting Cattail: An Innovative Solution in a Watershed-based Bioeconomy
Dr. Richard Grosshans, Senior Research Scientist, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg MB

2:00 p.m. Saskatchewan’s Most Wanted: the Worst Weeds in the West
Chet Neufeld, P.Ag, Executive Director, Native Plant Society, Saskatoon SK

2:30 p.m. Refreshment and Networking Break

2:45 p.m. Soil Ecology in Agriculture
Dr. Sina Adl, Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan

3:15 p.m. Economic and Environmental Benefits of Zero-tillage Research
Dr. Richard Gray, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan

3:45 p.m. Wrap-up

4:00 p.m. SSCA AGM

CCAs: Conference Approved for 5.0 CEUs
CM: 2.0 PM: 0.5
NM: 0.5 PD: 1.0
SW: 1.0
CCSCs: Approval Pending for 5.0 CEUs
CM: 3.5
IPM: 0.5
PS: 1.0

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