Al Driver, CEO and president of Bayer CropScience, is among the speaker line-up announced this week. Other highlights include Bill Greuel, the new CEO of Protein Industries Canada, and Sarah Wyant, president of United States-based Agri-Pulse Communications. The Farm Forum Event is a three-day farm conference Dec. 4-6 in Calgary featuring keynote speakers, farmer and industry-led panel and roundtable discussions, and more than 35 breakout sessions covering a variety of farming technology topics, plus an industry trade show and networking events.
On Dec. 4, the Farm Forum Event will open with a keynote presentation from Greuel. Protein Industries Canada is a government and industry funded supercluster that will reshape the plant protein industry in Western Canada through research, innovation and collaboration.
Greuel will discuss the impact this organization will have in the future of the plant protein sector and how research and innovation can help Western Canada grow their stake in the global market. Genetic improvements, new pathways to global markets and exploring new ways to grow crops could all be on the horizon for farmers.
On Dec. 6, the afternoon sessions will kick-off with a keynote presentation from Driver. Driver will speak to the demand and attention on global food production, which is creating new pressures on innovation and sustainable growth. Farmers will have the opportunity to engage with Driver during this session. The 2018 Farm Forum Event will conclude with a dynamic keynote presentation from Wyant. Agri-Pulse Communications is a diversified communications firm with offices in Washington, D.C., and Camdenton, Missouri.
Wyant will provide a unique perspective on how United States agriculture policy and trade agreements, including USMCA, the U.S. Farm Bill and American Trade Policy, will impact Canadian agriculture.
Other speakers will be included. For speaker bios, agenda and new speaker announcements, visit farmforumevent.com or follow @farmforumevent on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The 2018 Farm Forum Event will be held at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary.