By Dallas Carpenter, CropSphere Media Liaison
Attending the Western Canadian Crop Production Show in Saskatoon is a January tradition for many Saskatchewan growers. That tradition will be enhanced this year as the fourth annual CropSphere conference, which was held in downtown Saskatoon the previous three years, will be joining the Crop Production Show at Prairieland Park.
CropSphere 2017, which will be held January 10 and 11, will once again be hosted by SaskOats, SaskBarley, SaskCanola, SaskFlax, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and Sask Wheat. The event will feature 22 speakers and experts who will address topics related to crop production and marketing.
“By bringing CropSphere closer to the Crop Production Show, we are hoping to deliver even greater value to growers,” said Wayne Thompson, Executive Director for SaskFlax and co-chair of the CropSphere Committee. “The groups involved strive to provide growers with timely and valuable agronomic, marketing and research information they can use to benefit their businesses, along with insight into the global forces and events that will impact agriculture in the near-term.”
The keynote speaker for CropSphere is author and political commentator David Frum. Frum, who most recently served as a senior editor at The Atlantic, will be speaking about the potential impacts of the U.S. election results on Canada/U.S. trade relations.
“We’re excited to bring in a speaker like David Frum to talk to Saskatchewan growers,” said Tracy Broughton, Policy and Producer Relations Manager with SaskCanola and co-chair of the CropSphere Committee. “His experience with public policy and knowledge of both the American and Canadian political systems and players provides David with insight into issues that will impact trade and global economics. This is information Saskatchewan growers will want to hear.”
The two days will end with a presentation from Mike Jubinville, a market analyst and founder of Pro Farmer Canada. Jubinville will be looking at global price cycles and trends for crop markets.
To register or for more information, including speaker bios and a full agenda, please go to CropSphere.com.