Conference 2012

The 24th Annual Conference of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association

"Conservation Agriculture 2012"

January 11, 2012 - Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
8:45 a.m. Welcoming & Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. Climate Change and Crop Risk Management - Keynote Speaker
- Dr. Paul Bullock, Department of Soil Science, U of Manitoba
- Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada   View PowerPoint

10:00 a.m. Refreshment and Networking Break

10:30 a.m. Lowering Carbon Footprint by Diversifying Cropping Systems
- Dr. Yantai Gan, AAFC, Swift Current
- Sponsored by Monsanto  View PowerPoint

11:15 a.m. Improvement on Soil Fertility for Sustainable Agriculture
- Dr. Masayuki Tani, Obihiro University of Agriculture, Japan
- Sponsored by University of Saskatchewan  View PowerPoint

11:35 a.m. Carbon credits – Policy and Legislation
- Doyle Wiebe, Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association
- Sponsored by SSCA  View PowerPoint

12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Awards Presentations
- Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited Canada

1:30 p.m. Farming with Social Media and Smart Phones
- Ian Boyd, Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association
- Sponsored by SSCA  View PowerPoint

1:30 p.m. Inter-row Seeding
- Mike Bevans, AgTech Centre, Lethbridge  View PowerPoint

2:00 p.m. Precision Agriculture and Variable Rate Technology
- Ty Faechner, ARECA, Edmonton
- Sponsored by Seedmaster  View PowerPoint

2:30 p.m. Refreshment and Networking Break

3:30 p.m. Beneficial Microorganisms
- Dr. Chantal Hamel, AAFC, Swift Current
- Sponsored by Dupont  View PowerPoint

4:00 p.m. Longterm Crop Rotations
- Dr. Reynald Lemke, AAFC, Saskatoon  View PowerPoint

Attention CCA's: Conference Approved for 6 CEU's (SW: 2.5, CM: 2.0, NM: 0.5, PM: 0.5, PD: 0.5)

Tuesday Evening bearpit approved for 1.5 CEU's (SW: 0.5, NM: 0.5, PM: 0.5)