Ag in Motion digital event now available on-demand

Dupont canola plots flowering on their way to pod stage at the Ag in Motion site. (File photo)

Farmers attending the first Ag in Motion digital event in 2021 on March 24 received tips on many aspects related to the spring planting theme.

“Yesterday’s sessions included a wide assortment of topics from seeding varieties and storage, practical tips for setting up your seeder more efficiently, a current markets update, on-farm smart devices, plus a session on autonomous ag,” says Lynda Tityk, Executive Vice-President of Glacier FarmMedia.

Tityk notes that farmers who missed the March 24 digital event launch of Planting Kick Off - Profiting Through Incremental Gains can still register and view the sessions to learn about small changes that can improve their bottom line.

The Ag in Motion Planting Kick Off highlights included:

· Succeeding with Granular Herbicides with Erin Matlock, Field Development with Gowan, sharing weed management strategies for using granular soil residual herbicides

· Seeds for the Prairies features SeedNet member Greg Stamp talking about the agronomic traits of seven seed varieties, including two new varieties available this fall

· Western Canadian Markets Discussion with up-to-date information from Phil Franz-Warkentin, Mike Jubinville and Bruce Burnett of MarketsFarm

· Information sessions hosted by Bayer and METOS® Canada, plus six on-demand sessions on blackleg in canola, maximizing hybrid corn potential, dry bean agronomy, wheat research and more

Farmers register once for Ag in Motion’s Digital Pass and get access to themed digital event days in 2021 on topics around planting, growing, research, livestock, harvest and innovation. Presentations and on-demand content will be available until December 31, 2021.

Those who register also get first notification of exclusive on-demand content and pop-up events when they occur throughout the year. The Ag in Motion Digital Pass also gives farmers exclusive access to special offers and discounts from the event sponsors.

On digital event days, farmers, speakers and industry reps can gather in the new virtual Coffee Shop at small virtual tables to catch up through video chat. Many questions about seed varieties, seeding equipment, markets and more were discussed in yesterday’s Coffee Shop video chats and through the sessions’ live chat discussions.

With the challenges of getting together in person in 2021, Tityk says that Ag in Motion organizers wanted to give farmers and industry an alternate way to connect online, while bringing timely information to farmers throughout the year when they are making decisions on the farm.

To register, and for more information on the 2021 edition of Ag in Motion, visit the website aginmotion.ca.

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