ASG FarmTech Special Event: Is Planting Certified Seed Cost Effective?
Join the Alberta Seed Growers for their special event at FarmTech on Thursday, February 1, 10:15-11:15 in Hall F.
Is Planting Certified Seed Cost Effective
This study provides information and economic analysis for Alberta’s wheat producers regarding considerations for the type of seed they chose to plant. The information focuses on a cost comparison between saving seed for planting versus purchasing certified seed.
Speaker: Ryan Furtas
Ryan Furtas is a Market Analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry where he covers the farm input market segment in the Economics and Competitiveness Branch. Ryan and his family currently live in Edmonton but he grew up on a mixed farm south of Lloydminster. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc in Agriculture. Ryan previously held positions in Alberta with the CWB as well as in crop protection sales for BASF.
Visit the Alberta Seed Growers Booth in Hall E, Booth #78
Canada’s premier crop production and farm management conference. FarmTech 2018 features an outstanding line-up of speakers delivering more than 60 concurrent sessions covering the latest in technology, environment agronomy and farm business management. The Agricultural Showcase is home to the most innovative companies displaying their products and services along with special events and networking opportunities. Get your tickets online at: farmtechconference.com.
Register for the 2018 AGM
The Alberta Seed Growers are hosting our 89th annual general meeting at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity from Feb. 24-26, 2018.
Note to members: Click on the ‘Enter Promotional Code’ prompt in the top right window of the ticket window and enter the code ‘Member’ before selecting tickets and clicking ‘Checkout’.
Set against a picturesque mountain backdrop, our event will feature industry updates, informative speakers, networking opportunities, and the chance to get up close and personal with the Alberta Seed Growers’ board of directors. Come be a part of our meeting and participate in shaping the future of the seed industry!
The event will kick off on Saturday, February 24 with an optional family event – snow tubing at the Banff Norquay ski hill. For more information, click here: http://winter.banffnorquay.com/snow-tubing/. The shuttle bus will leave for the hill at 1:00 p.m. and return around 4:00 p.m. The day of tubing will conclude with a dinner afterwards at the Banff Centre’s Kinnear Centre – 103 around 6 p.m. If you are planning to attend, please select the ticket option for the “Family Event” when prompted.
If skiing is more your idea of winter fun, there are a variety of shuttle options from the Banff Centre. More information on the skiing shuttle options is available at seedalberta.ca. If you are not planning on tubing, you are still very much welcome to join us for dinner and share some stories from your day. Just select the “Family Event – Dinner Only” ticket option to register.
The AGM will kick off on Sunday, February 25 with a “Partnerships in Agriculture” session followed by a reception, awards banquet and banquet speaker. We will be releasing an agenda soon outlining the sessions and speakers for the official AGM on Monday, February 26.
Event registration refunds will be provided until January 24, 2018. Following that date, registrations will only be transferrable.
Registration for this event closes at noon on Friday, February 16, 2018.
Banff Centre Reservations:
Hotel accommodation at the Banff Centre will be booked on a first-come first-serve basis and will fill up quickly.
Attendees are responsible to make their own hotel reservations. Rooms can be booked by clicking this link: https://book.b4checkin.com/chameleon/banffcentre/rlp/ASG or by phoning 1 (800) 884-7574 or (403) 762-6100. Reference Alberta Seed Growers’ Association AGM to receive a special group rate.
A block of rooms in Lloyd Hall (Queen bed) are available at $155 + taxes and fees per night. Self-parking is included in the fees. The hotel block rate is available until January 24, 2018 or until the room block is fully booked.
Note: If you are a registered participant at the Prairie Grains Development Committee, in order to keep your accommodation for the duration of both events, please email Kelly Chambers at email@example.com.
For more information or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact:
See you there!
Thank you to our sponsors!