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AGTECH TALKS - Webinar Series

AGTECH Talks is a free webinar series hosted by Olds College of Agriculture & Technology to disseminate and share practical and relevant information with the agriculture sector to help make informed decisions about new technologies and practices.

New technologies for agriculture require in-field testing and validation in an operating farm environment to move through the innovation chain, and into the hands of farmers and producers. Olds College has the ability to test products and technology on the Smart Farm, and to educate and communicate the learnings and applications to producers, industry and students to help them maximize technology and data.

Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) focuses on practical, industry-driven applied research and is able to provide independent, unbiased information for technology innovators, agricultural producers, agronomists, and other industry stakeholders on the functionality and value of agriculture technologies, processes, and practices.

The Olds College Smart Farm provides a unique means of gaining boots-on-the-ground testing and learnings for technologies and practices in real agriculture settings — which includes disseminating results of these products and services to producers and industry stakeholders.

Olds College is focused on transforming agriculture for a better world. This happens by educating students, performing research, testing products and services, and communicating the benefits of those products and services in the marketplace through communications and events, such as our annual educational expo AgSmart and this webinar series.

Free Webinar Series

The AGTECH Talks webinar series will be hosted by researchers, faculty and industry experts to share high-impact knowledge and information generated from agriculture research at the College and externally. This research involves developing, integrating, optimizing, validating and demonstrating innovative agricultural technologies, processes and practices to generate value for the agriculture industry.

Each webinar will include a live question and answer period so attendees can get the information that matters most to them. As well, participants that sign up for the free webinars will receive a recording of the session in case they were unable to attend or wanted to watch it again.

Webinar: Untangling the “Value” of Ag Tech Solutions for Crop Production

March 8, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Cost or “return on investment” is usually the main consideration before a new technology or practice is considered for on-farm adoption. How should this “value” be assessed? What factors should be considered? This webinar will review some case studies on the assessment of the “value” for technologies like autonomous equipment and in-bin grain sensors.

Presented by:

Joy Agnew
Associate Vice-President, Applied Research, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Webinar: Rotational Grazing

April 12, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Rotational grazing is an operational approach proven to increase the nutritive value of forages and enhance soil health. Since a rotational grazing system requires intensive management, technologies allowing the optimization of pasture management activities can potentially increase the adoption of rotational grazing by producers. This webinar will explore novel two technologies that can assist in the accurate estimation of available pasture biomass in rotationally grazed pastures: satellite imaging and the rising plate meter.

Presented by:

Laio Silva Sobrinho
Research Associate, Technology Access Center for Livestock Production (TACLP), Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Register for the Webinar