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Smart Farming Workshop

            Learn to identify, select, and adopt smart farming technologies to match local production systems.


Date and Location

DATES FOR THE NEXT SESSION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.
Macdonald Campus of McGill University (Active Learning Computer Room)

Description

Efficiently managing agricultural production systems has become more challenging as a result of greater instability in climate dynamics and economic constraints. With the availability of new equipment, software, agribusiness services, and crop production management logistics, new technologies have been helping farmers and agronomists to significantly improve field operations and profitability.

Goal

Help producers and agronomists integrate smart farming technologies to optimize their production cycle and improve their bottom line.

Target Audience

This hands-on workshop is designed primarily for practicing agriculturalists and agronomists. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the range of options available on the market and to apply principles of smart farming to the growing conditions within Eastern Canada.

Objectives

  • Become familiar with the most popular smart farming management strategies.
  • Understand and interpret spatial and temporal data pertaining to soils and crops.
  • Use existing tools to match available resources and local production needs.
  • Apply critical thinking skills when analyzing existing opportunities under current market, environmental, and social constrains.

Facilitators

Viacheslav Adamshuck, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University
Caroline Begg, Ph.D., Faculty Lecturer, Department of Plant Science, McGill University
Pascal Thériault, M.Sc., Agr., Faculty Lecturer (Economist), Farm Management and Technology, McGill University

Workshop Materials

A manual for this workshop will be provided.

Certificate of Participation

Upon successful completion of the workshop, a Certificate of Participation will be presented to each participant.

Registration Fee

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Cancellation Policy

Before November 15, 2012: A refund will be issued, less a $25 administration charge.

After November 15, 2012: No refund will be issued however suitable participation substitution will be permitted.

All requests must be submitted in writing to: CPD@Mac.

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences reserves the right to cancel the workshop up to five (5) days prior to its start and refund the full amount of the registration fee.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS CLOSED**