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Precision Agriculture Conference: October 25 in Saskatoon is very pleased to be hosting a world class Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase on October 25th, 2017 in Saskatoon!

The conference will include an expert spreaker roster, 12 breakout presentation sessions, and a number of leading precision agriculture companies exhibiting during the 1 day event.

Join us on the evening of Tuesday October 24th, at the Radisson Saskatoon for a pre conference networking event like no other. Network with industry experts, and leading agribusinesses before the conference starts.

Bayer CropScience is a leader in Western Canadian Precision Agriculture and they are sponsoring this exciting event. We would like to thank them for their continued support, innovations and their reconginition of the importance of precision agriculture, say Joe Dales, Vice President of

Chris Paterson, Digital Farming Lead for Bayer CropScience will be speaking during this one day world class event.


Chris Paterson, Digital Farming Lead - North America, Bayer CropScience

Chris Paterson is the Lead for Bayer’s Digital Farming initiative in Canada. Before joining Bayer, Chris has been immersed into the North American AgTech space for more than ten years. Chris relies on his background as a farmer, an ag retailer, a consulting agronomist, and a crop inputs marketer in several continents for insight into choosing the right technologies to best support the fundamentals of agronomy, business, and logistics . Outside of work, Chris has traveled through more than 30 countries, and especially likes to travel by motorcycle

Lisa Prassack, AgriFood Innovation Expert & Data Strategy Consultant - Prassack Advisors

Lisa Prassack has over 20 years of experience working with big data analytics. She specializes in working in tandem with innovators by providing critical market understanding with data-intensive solutions. She previously worked as the Trimble Agriculture Strategic Marketing Director and was responsible for the precision farming strategy, planning and M&A as well as global strategic partnerships with a number of agricultural companies.

Mark Young, Chief Technology Officer - The Climate Corporation

Raised on a farm in northeastern U.S. and now with more than 20 years of experience working in Silicon Valley, Mark leads the development of a unified technical vision, architecture, and roadmap to help The Climate Corporation deliver an industry-leading digital agriculture platform. Mark previously served as a Director of Mobile Product Excellence at Yahoo, the Chief Technology Officer of Mobile Technology at Zynga, and the Founder and Chief Technology Officer at HipLogic. Mark has a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University, a public research university in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Wade Barnes, President / CEO, Farmers Edge

As one of the foremost agronomists in North America, Wade Barnes is a pioneer in the Precision Agriculture movement. Raised as a grower in rural Manitoba, Canada, Wade founded Farmers Edge in 2005 and over the last decade has expanded both the company and the range of grower-based solutions Farmers Edge offers to encompass 4 continents and 5 countries. Leading a team of 300+ dedicated agronomists, technology innovators, and sustainability experts, Wade is focused on increasing sustainable farm yields to feed the world’s 9B by 2050.

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