Conference 2014

The 26th Annual Conference of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association

"Managing Food Production in the 21st Century"

January 16, 2014 - Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens

8:45 a.m. Welcoming & Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker:  Setting the Foundation for Agriculture in the 21st Century
- Dr. Jill Clapperton, Rhizoterra Inc, Lolo, Montana VIEW YOUTUBE

10:00 a.m. Refreshment and Networking Break

Water Session

10:15 a.m. Patterns of Weather Extremes from the Past into the Future
- Dr. Elaine Wheaton, Saskatchewan Research Council VIEW POWERPOINT

10:45 a.m. Prairie Water Realities
- Dr. Kevin Shook, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan VIEW PDF

11:15 a.m. Apps for Agriculture A First Look at 5 New Smartphone Apps for Agriculture Developed by SSCA
- Dr. Tom Wolf, AgriMetrix Research and Training and Director with the SSCA VIEW POWERPOINT

11:45 a.m. Luncheon Dedication to Dr. Guy Lafond  VIEW POWERPOINT 

Agronomy Issues

12:45 p.m. Is Agricultural Progress Making Farmers Redundant? The Fate of Farmers in the 21st Century
- Dr. Rene Van Acker, University of Guelph VIEW POWERPOINT

1:30 p.m. Designing Cropping Systems for Profitability, Sustainability and Resilience
- Joanne Thiessen Martens, University of Manitoba VIEW POWERPOINT

2:00 p.m. On-Farm Sustainability Calculator for the Ag Industry
- Denis Trémorin, Pulse Canada VIEW POWERPOINT

2:30 p.m. Fungicides and Best Management Practices – Resistance, Scouting Effectively
- Dr. Randy Kutcher, University of Saskatchewan VIEW POWERPOINT

3:00 p.m. Refreshment and Networking Break

Emerging Issues

3:15 p.m. What has Biotech Done for Us Lately and What Does it Hold For the Future?
- Dr Graham Scoles, University of Saskatchewan VIEW POWERPOINT

3:45p.m. Future Food Security - Global and Regional Perspectives
- Dr. Adrian Johnston, International Plant Nutrition Institute  VIEW POWERPOINT

4:30 p.m. SSCA AGM

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