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The Aberhart Ag Solutions team are proud to have built a network of partners, our Trusted Applicators,  throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba who take the time to understand our client’s needs. We are excited to announce that Growing The Future 2019 will be held within this year’s Farm Forum Event in Saskatoon!

2019 GROWING THE FUTURE EVENT

The Growing the Future 2019 event will take place at TCU Place, Saskatoon during Farm Forum 2019, December 3, 4, & 5.

The event will provide opportunity not only to attend great presentations from our speakers, but also for discussion in our ‘fireside chats’. Speakers include Elston Solberg, Terry Aberhart, Craig Davidson, Wes Anderson, Dan Aberhart, Warren Bills, Evan Shout, and Katelyn Duncan. Together they will provide insights on agronomy, business, and the inner workings of #WesternCanadianAg. Don’t miss it!

Growing The Future 2019 Speaker Schedule:

Elston Solberg Tuesday, December 3rd 9:30am – 10:15am ConnEct the Dots – Find Balance – CRUSH the AgronomicS
Terry Aberhart Tuesday, December 3rd 11:15am – 12:00pm Past Present and Future of Precision Agriculture
Craig Davidson Tuesday, December 3rd 1:30pm – 2:15 pm The future of the Agronomist
Wes Anderson Tuesday, December 3rd 3:15pm – 4:00pm Swat Maps: Mapping your Soil Potential
Dan Aberhart Wednesday, December 4th 1:30pm – 2:15pm Bio-Sul: The One Millionth Acre
Terry Aberhart/ Warren Bills Wednesday, December 4th 3:15pm – 4:00 pm Data Monetization Now and in the Future
Evan Shout Wednesday, December 4th 11:30am – 12:15pm Data Analytics – Turning Data into Decisions
Katelyn Duncan Thursday, December 5th 11:30am – 12:15pm Managing Inputs for Your Most Important Resource

 

ConnEct the Dots – Find Balance – CRUSH the AgronomicS

Strap yourself in for a hard core 4D thinking like a plant experience.
You will leave this presentation smarter than 97% of agronomists on the planet.
. . . and . . . Elston ‘may’ expose his confirmation bias around elemental sulphur, especially Bio-Sul 😎.
Simple Agronomics, Logistics, Economics, Sustainable no-brainer

 

Past, Present and Future of Precision Agriculture 

In this session Terry will share his experiences and insight as a precision agronomist and owner, operator of  Sure Growth Solutions Inc an independent precision agronomy service and research provider and Aberhart Farms Inc a progressive 15,000 acre dry land grain operation near Langenburg sk.   We will review the past decade of challenges and successes with precision agriculture and Variable rate programs and technology, the current focus of precision ag as well as the future opportunities in the next decade to come.   

 

The Future of an Agronomist – What will you be doing in 2030?

Agriculture has changed and will continue to change at a rapid pace. Never before have all levels of agricultural production been under the spotlight more than today. How we as an agricultural community go on the offensive to insure the success and prosperity in the next 10 years of production? If growers have to adapt, so will agronomists.

 

SWAT MAPS: Mapping your soil potential

SWAT MAPS is a unique, patented method of combining soil, water, and topography data layers into one powerful map for use in precision ag.  It allows the influence of stable soil and water properties on yield variability to be measured and more importantly, managed. By mapping the “soil potential” in your field, SWAT MAPS empowers agronomists and farmers using variable rate technology to improve the ROI of fertilizer, seed, amendments, and soil applied herbicides for better profitability and environmental sustainability.

 

Bio-Sul: The One Millionth Acre

Join Dan Aberhart and “special guests” (to be revealed) involved in the 5 year journey to bring a brand new product to market that has had a notable impact on not only the conversation around elemental sulphur but on sustainability in agriculture.

What started out as a bit of a head scratcher for some people quickly turned into a “no brainer” for many producers, agronomists, and retailers, as the business grew and brought extreme value to urban centres and the producers who have benefited from the price, agronomic, logistic, and even environmental benefits from this new simple but brilliant solution to sulphur.

Hear the story of how an outlier came to be, where it’s going in the future, and what it can do for your farm.

 

Data Monetization on Farms:  Now and in the Future

If you asked a farmer 20 years ago – how do you monetize your farm data?  They’d look at you cross-eyed and crazy! Well today this topic could be top of mind as you’ve likely accumulated and utilized data through equipment, field sensors, and services.  The idea of monetization doesn’t only mean turning it into cash, but also the idea that you can leverage data to become more profitable on your farm then without it. Does your farm business have a data strategy? What level of importance do you put on your data quality?  Come chat with Terry and Warren about data monetization today on farms, and what this may look like in the future!

Data Analytics – Turning Data into Decisions

Agriculture advancement in terms of technology, data and human resources has grown exponentially in the past decade. Primary producers are now faced with large scale, multiple decisions that are coming at them faster than ever before. The idea of turning data into decisions encompasses the ideology of “moneyball” or “blackjack farming”; allowing farmers to have the answers to questions that have not been asked yet. Providing a decision matrix that takes the gut feeling out of farming and allows the data to drive the operations in terms of financial analysis, human resources and agronomy.

If we already know the answer to the decision, is it really a decision?

 

Managing Inputs for Your Most Important Resource

As farm business owners we tend to think in dollars and cents, revenue and expenses, inputs and outputs. Unfortunately, we often forget about the most important input – our self.  Using self awareness and a growth mindset as the blueprint, Katelyn will discuss techniques to navigate through the day to day stresses of farming and personal life. Based on wisdom from Don Migual Riuz “The Mastery of Self” Katelyn will discuss how farmers can be their authentic self, regardless of what’s happening around them (aka: the weather, international trade and Twitter fights). 

 

Growing The Future Speaker Bios

THE ABERHARTS’

DAN ABERHART

We are pretty sure that you know Dan – but just in case you need a reminder here is a link to Dan’s bio –
Dan’s 2019 theme is #farmersfixingtheworldsproblems. 

He’s tired of all the chit-chat about saving the world

Dan believes we have the solutions to mitigate these major societal issues through new and emerging approaches that take the world’s problems and turn them on their head and make good farming sense doing it.  In addition to this, Dan will be sharing his overview and vision for 2019 and beyond for Aberhart Ag Solutions, the valued Trusted applicators, and our clients!!

 

TERRY ABERHART

Terry has a strong focus on advancing agronomy with precision agriculture through developing and leveraging new technologies. He constantly continues his professional development attending, and often speaking at, various conferences in North America

Find Terry’s Full Bio here 

 

 

ELSTON SOLBERG

Elston grew up on a dairy farm near Ryley Alberta where he learned about hard work and tenacity. Hockey, baseball and fishing were key to his youth. He knew early in life that science was his career focus.

He attended Camrose Lutheran College to play hockey where the Vikings won the Canadian Junior College Championships. Later he completed his B. Sc. in Agriculture (Agronomy, U of A) and an M. Sc. in Soils (Elemental Sulphur Fertilizer, U of A). While doing his masters he worked full time as a research associate with mentor Dr. Marvin Nyborg and continued working on many practical research projects for 8 years full time and 7 part-time after leaving to join Alberta Agriculture to work in research and extension for 17 years. During all this Elston moved back to his hometown and served on Village Council for 9 years (8 as Mayor), he was Chair of Beaver Regional Waste Management and Chair of the Joint Councils of Beaver County. Amongst this mess, Elston attempted to complete a Ph. D. on a project involving a detailed understanding of N cycling. While the thesis was not completed all the data was published adding to a still growing body of scientific and popular press. In 2002, Elston left his position as Lead of the Field Crop Development Center (Alberta Agriculture) and started Sun Mountain Inc. and began his affiliation with Agri-Trend. Elston has travelled extensively and has trained people on every continent (except Antarctica ;>) on various facets of crop production, soil science and nutrient management. He has recently established a speaking, teaching, training and publishing company called EarthDirtSoil.

 

CRAIG DAVIDSON

From the day Taurus opened its doors in 2001, Craig has been driven to help growers understand the why’s behind the how’s in agriculture. His goal has been to create a different kind of company: one that is focused on promoting innovative, scientifically-backed technologies and leading edge agronomic strategies based on education, knowledge and data. Since then, he has been helping business-minded growers to benefit through Taurus’ fact-first approach to farming. Craig works closely with agri-businesses and manufacturers to determine how their products and services can bring value to the Canadian and global marketplace – and fit within an overall agronomic strategy designed to maximize production and profitability for growers. As President, Craig’s approach to business is about “boots on the ground” versus “feet up on a desk.” He remains passionate about working with progressive farmers and continues to personally lead grower meetings. Craig has spent his whole life in agriculture. Before founding Taurus he served in senior management roles with fertilizer manufacturers on both sides of the border. He continues to be actively involved in a fifth-generation family farming operation in Virden, Manitoba.

 

WES ANDERSON

Wes is a Senior Fertility Specialist with CropPro Consulting based out of Beaumont, AB.  He currently works with Alberta clients to enhance their fertility program using SWAT MAP variable rate technology, as well as supports the rest of the CropPro staff and third-party agronomists using SWAT MAPS.  

Wes grew up on a mixed farm near Theodore, SK and obtained his degree in Agriculture from U of S in 2001.  Since then he’s worked in various agronomy roles in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and more recently in southern NSW, Australia.  As a member of the Alberta institute of Agrologists, Wes is passionate about using all technology in agriculture to improve the economic viability and environmental sustainability of farms.  He has a wife and three kids that keep him busy in his spare time and graciously put up with his infatuation for agriculture.

 

WARREN BILLS

Helping agriculture evolve through its digital era is my passion. My energy and enthusiasm comes through finding new opportunities and building business strategies that fit cleanly into the value chain for farmers, agribusiness, and society.  I’ve collaborated through a range of experiences inside entrepreneurial and corporate environments, grounded deeply with a farm background and digital agronomy speciality. Currently I manage commercialization and partnerships in North America for xarvio – BASF’s digital farming group.  With my wife and 4 kids we enjoy great variety of experiences from our home just outside Calgary, Alberta.

 

 

 

EVAN SHOUT

Evan Shout is the president and co founder of Maverick Ag Ltd, a business risk management and consulting firm focused on insurance and data analytics. He also sits as chief financial officer at Hebert Grain Ventures (HGV), a 22,000-acre grain and oilseed operation in southeast Saskatchewan.

Evan is a CPA and worked with MNP in his past career, having a specialty in large scale primary producer grain operations. He also was a shareholder in Shout Farms Ltd, a family grain farming operation in central Saskatchewan until January of 2014. His passion for the industry drives a calling that includes operational management of human resources, technology, data collection and financial and business risk management practices that will assist primary producer operations into the next generation of agriculture.

The Aberhart Ag Solutions team are proud to have built a network of partners, our Trusted Applicators,  throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In an effort to support our terrific network and all Western Canadian Farmers, we are excited to announce that Aberhart Ag is presenting a public webinar focusing on Tissue Testing, and what that means in relation to Bio-Sul. Dan Aberhart will co-host with Terry Aberhart and special guest Elston Solberg of Earth Dirt Soil.

 The Art & Science of Tissue Testing

 

This public webinar will take place:

If you have questions you would like answered on the show please send them to us – email: dan@aberhartagsolutions.ca

 

Elston Solberg, Earth Dirt Soil

 

Elston grew up on a dairy farm near the Village of Ryley, eventually serving as the Mayor for nine years. Elston knew very early that he would be a scientist and now has over thirty eight years of research and extension under his belt. Having worked with his mentor, Dr. Marvin Nyborg for thirteen years; Alberta Agriculture for seventeen years as the Head of the Field Crop Development Centre, in Lacombe; and as a Senior Agri-Coach with Agri-Trend. Elston now assists Bio- Cycle in the development of Bio-Sul Premium Plus.

Elston’s unique ability is is to take complex issues and explain them simply. He hastravelled widely professionally, and is known as Mr Sulphur on most continents.
Elston is passionate about agriculture and the people within, having worked closely with a wide range of growers and industry partners over most of his career. Elston is excited about the future of Bio-Sul Premium Plus and believes that the concept is a game changing disrupter technology.

“Elston is the ‘Bill Nye science guy’ of Ag – with an entertaining approach that makes chemistry descriptions and interactions pop alive! I left wanting to stop and buy a good shovel that’ll live in my trunk and I’m convinced every farm I know should one in theirs too!” – recent testimonial from Carrie James, General Manager of the Ontario Canola Growers following their 2018 AGM

Sun Mountain Inc. (incorporated in 2002) is a teaching, training, speaking and research company that focusses on helping leading growers and agronomists to make informed decisions. Sun Mountain comes from Sol and Berg which mean Sun over Mountain in old Norwegian.

Most recently Elston Co-Founded Earth Dirt Soil, a coaching, training, agronomic support company that helps coaches, consultants & growers make ever better incremental decisions.

Elston Solberg
Earth Dirt Soil
sunmountaininc@gmail.com

 

 

Terry Aberhart, Aberhart Farms


Growing up on his family farm cultivated Terry Aberhart’s passion for agriculture and entrepreneurial growth. He worked in the agricultural industry before returning to manage farm and custom spraying operations in 2000. In 2005, Terry founded Sure Growth Technologies, a professional independent agronomy consulting company, affiliated with Agri-Trend. In 2009 Terry received the Business Builder of the Year award and was voted Canadian Agri-Coach of the Year from Agri-Trend from 2011-2012.
In 2015, Terry, along with his brother Dan and father Harvey, founded Aberhart Ag Solutions Inc. The marketing and distributing company has helped bring Bio-Sul Premium Plus, a unique recycled sustainable elemental Sulphur product to the agricultural market. Aberhart Ag solutions continues to see network expansion, innovative and sustainable solutions. In 2017 Terry and his wife Lichelle were nominated for the Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers competition and were honored to participate as runners-up in the program.
Terry has a strong focus on advancing agronomy with precision agriculture through developing and leveraging new technologies. He constantly continues his professional development attending, and often speaking at, various conferences in North America and through attending training programs like The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers out of Texas A&M through 2015-2017, and Strategic Coach business program for entrepreneurs since 2017. Terry has worked
Aberhart Ag Solutions Inc. Growing the Future 2019 #gtf19 Farm Forum
extensively to develop precision technologies, farm research, and data management. Terry, with his wife Lichelle, children Sarrikah, Asceline, and Holden and father Harvey, operate Aberhart Farms, a progressive 15,000ac grain farm. Aberhart Farms Inc. is committed to their mission of “Growing the Future”, guided by their core values of innovation, family, passion, culture, and sustainability for future generations. Terry ensures the farm’s mission is upheld through his willingness to push boundaries and through his constant education of agricultural innovation. Terry also continues to be passionate about giving back to those in need through Learn Ag, Canadian Food Grains Bank and charity projects in the developing world. He loves agriculture, working with the farm team, and sharing his success and passion with his family.

 

PASSIONATE ABOUT AGRICULTURE

Being part of a family-owned business can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Like you, farming and running a business is in our blood. Farming, custom application, agronomy, trucking, and iron sales are all a part of our background. We enjoy the relationships in the agricultural industry that we have built. This business is an opportunity to strengthen our existing network and also make new connections.

WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

The Aberhart Ag Solutions team are proud to have built a network of partners, our Trusted Applicators,  throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba who take the time to understand our client’s needs. Every year we hold an invitation-only summit for our partners. In our latest news, we share details of Aberhart Ag Solutions 2019 Trusted Applicator Summit.

2019 Trusted Applicator Summit

The Trusted Applicator Summit will take place at the Doubletree in Regina on Jan 28th & 29th 2019. The summit will take place over  2 half days – the afternoon of 28th, evening fellowship & meal, the morning of the 29th – see the full agenda below.

This year we are bringing an exclusive gathering of our tribe for high energy and educational meeting of the minds. The #biosulnation is an integral part of our business and we want to share this marketing opportunity with our business partners & affiliates. The event will feature affiliate sponsors, business opportunities, sales techniques, dealer discussions and much more. Speakers include Craig Davidson, Mike Dolinski, Terry Aberhart, Jeff Roziere, Ray Dowbenko, Elston Solberg, Dan Aberhart and special guest Steven McQueen, together they will provide insights on agronomy, their passion for agriculture & business solutions! You won’t want to miss it!

Thank you to Our 2019 Trusted Applicator Summit Sponsors

Please contact us to sign up or if you have any questions about sponsorship.

 

2019 Presenters:

The Aberharts

Dan Aberhart

We are pretty sure that you know Dan – but just in case you need a reminder here is a link to Dan’s bio
Dan’s 2019 theme is #farmersfixingtheworldsproblems. 

He’s tired of all the chit-chat about saving the world

Dan believes we have the solutions to mitigate these major societal issues through new and emerging approaches that take the world’s problems and turn them on their head and make good farming sense doing it.  In addition to this, Dan will be sharing his overview and vision for 2019 and beyond for Aberhart Ag Solutions, the valued Trusted applicators, and our clients!!

 

 

Terry Aberhart

Terry has a strong focus on advancing agronomy with precision agriculture through developing and leveraging new technologies. He constantly continues his professional development attending, and often speaking at, various conferences in North America

Find Terry’s Full Bio here 

 

2019 TAS Special Guests

Ray Dowbenko

Ray is former Senior Agronomist at Nutrien, with over 30 years of industry experience. Ray completed his graduate work at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Ray works with research scientists, academics, industry groups and regulatory agencies in the areas of fertilizer and agricultural research, policy, environment and sustainability issues.

Ray is a member of the Alberta Institute of Agrology and a member of the Institute’s Competence Committee, the American Society of Agronomy, sits on the Prairie Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Board and was also an original member of the Prairie CCA development committee.

Ray is also active on working groups of slow and controlled release fertilizers, nutrient stewardship and the agriculture committee with the International Fertilizer Association, and also with Fertilizers Canada on the metrics and adoption working group for 4R nutrient stewardship.

Elston Solberg


Elston grew up on a dairy farm near Ryley Alberta where he learned about hard work and tenacity. Hockey, baseball and fishing were key to his youth. He knew early in life that science was his career focus.

He attended Camrose Lutheran College to play hockey where the Vikings won the Canadian Junior College Championships. Later he completed his B. Sc. in Agriculture (Agronomy, U of A) and an M. Sc. in Soils (Elemental Sulphur Fertilizer, U of A). While doing his masters he worked full time as a research associate with mentor Dr. Marvin Nyborg and continued working on many practical research projects for 8 years full time and 7 part-time after leaving to join Alberta Agriculture to work in research and extension for 17 years. During all this Elston moved back to his hometown and served on Village Council for 9 years (8 as Mayor), he was Chair of Beaver Regional Waste Management and Chair of the Joint Councils of Beaver County. Amongst this mess, Elston attempted to complete a Ph. D. on a project involving a detailed understanding of N cycling. While the thesis was not completed all the data was published adding to a still growing body of scientific and popular press. In 2002, Elston left his position as Lead of the Field Crop Development Center (Alberta Agriculture) and started Sun Mountain Inc. and began his affiliation with Agri-Trend. Elston has travelled extensively and has trained people on every continent (except Antarctica ;>) on various facets of crop production, soil science and nutrient management. He has recently established a speaking, teaching, training and publishing company called EarthDirtSoil.

MIKE DOLINSKI, M.Sc., MPM

Michael Dolinski grew up on a small farm in southern Manitoba and moved to Alberta as Provincial Entomologist in 1972 after finishing a Masters in Entomology at the U of M. During his 32 years with Alberta Agriculture he had roles as an entomologist, vertebrate specialist (rats, coyotes, rabies), apiculturist, and finally as an organic agriculture specialist. He retired in 2004 and until August 2018 contracted his services as a Senior Agri-Coach to Agri-Trend Agrology. He joined Taurus Ag. In December 2018 as Director, Science and Innovation.

Over about the last 10 years he became interested in plant physiology and how plants grow and use resources. He speaks widely on many topics related to plant physiology, growth, and nutrition, plus insect pest management using his vast array of photographs which he takes at the microscopic level to train agronomists and farmers.
He is an avid fisherman, fly tier, golfer, grandfather and passionate teacher.

Craig Davidson

From the day Taurus opened its doors in 2001, Craig has been driven to help growers understand the why’s behind the how’s in agriculture. His goal has been to create a different kind of company: one that is focused on promoting innovative, scientifically-backed technologies and leading edge agronomic strategies based on education, knowledge and data. Since then, he has been helping business-minded growers to benefit through Taurus’ fact-first approach to farming. Craig works closely with agri-businesses and manufacturers to determine how their products and services can bring value to the Canadian and global marketplace – and fit within an overall agronomic strategy designed to maximize production and profitability for growers. As President, Craig’s approach to business is about “boots on the ground” versus “feet up on a desk.” He remains passionate about working with progressive farmers and continues to personally lead grower meetings. Craig has spent his whole life in agriculture. Before founding Taurus he served in senior management roles with fertilizer manufacturers on both sides of the border. He continues to be actively involved in a fifth-generation family farming operation in Virden, Manitoba.

How can Craig provide agronomic answers to help you Advance Every Acre?

“We’ve come to realize there are no silver bullets out there. There is no single solution that can turn a good crop into a great crop. Instead, the secret to success comes from a holistic approach where small, sustainable gains add up to large scale success for today’s advanced growers. We are fortunate to have a tremendous arsenal of agronomic tools at our fingertips – with many more in development. Myself, and the entire team at Taurus are committed to helping growers stay on top of these advancements. Together we will help you raise the bar: from the soil on up.”

Jeff Roziere, CET

Prior to co-founding Siere in 2008 with Cathy Snelgrove, Jeff spent over a decade managing and leading various groups in both the private and public sectors. The strengths he brings to his clients are his ability to develop tools and systems that streamline business processes, the keen understanding of how to maximize the use of ERP systems to gain overall system efficiencies, the technical know-how related to operations management, life-cycle costing, financial modeling, and Lean / Six Sigma Principles. He understands the importance of engaging employees in the process of change and in doing so has proven time and time again that employees really are the most valuable resources within any organization

Siere is a specialized business advisory firm working primarily with the owners and leaders of established enterprises in the manufacturing, construction, transportation and agriculture services sectors to develop and implement strategies focused on increasing the financial viability and growth of their operations.As part of our approach, we take the time to understand the vision of the owner, to explore the challenges currently being faced in the operation and then to identify the strategies and tactics, required to close the gap. There is no one solution that will address the challenges faced by an individual company or business. Our approach is simple; we only undertake an engagement if we can agree, to our mutual satisfaction, that the value we create is greater than the prices we charge that client. Value is measured by the client, and when everyone is on the same page, then the results happen quickly.

In working with the team at a team, there are two fundamental philosophies we believe drive results; focus and the measurement of results. Our business advisory process is designed to drive both, and because of the results achieved, many of our clients either choose to stay with us or choose to return, over and over again.

Steven McQueen.

Steve, Owner of McQueen Custom Farm Work Ltd., has been invested in safe & sustainable Canadian Agriculture for over 40 years. Maintaining a balance of family, community and my love for agriculture has opened up so many incredible opportunities. 

As Director, Canadian Business Unit, Emerald BioAgriculture Corporation, my passion is to continually educate myself, and others in managing the plants’ ability, to grow from a seedling through to a consumable product, understanding and utilizing every level of existing and new technology to succeed. 

Unlike people, plants can not walk away from their environment, they just adapt!!” 

 

Aberhart Ag Solutions

2019 Trusted Applicator Summit Agenda

 

See You At The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre in Regina Saskatchewan, Jan 28th & 29th 2019!

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Regina is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Regina, on the main thoroughfare into the city and is only 15 minutes from Regina International Airport (YQR) (see map below)

FlashBack to 2016’s Trusted Applicator Summit

 

For 20 years, the FARM FORUM EVENT has been a premier event for progressive farmers. It’s where they learn about the latest innovations and research to improve their farming operations. Aberhart Ag Solutions have a booth at the event and Dan Aberhart is introducing and moderating two panellist discussions at the show.  We look forward to meeting you in Calgary at the TELUS Convention Centre -December 4th – 6th, 2018.

 

ABERHART BREAKOUT PANELIST SESSIONS

Wednesday, Dec 5: 2:05 – 3:05 pm Room 203, 204
Thursday, Dec 6: 2 – 3 pm Room 201, 202

FARMERS: FIXING THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS

Tired of all the chit-chat about saving the world?

Climate change…
Methane gases…
Nitrous Oxide Emissions….
Algae blooms….

Hear  Ag industry experts stand up and respond.

We have the solutions to mitigate these major societal issues through new and emerging approaches that take the world’s problems and turn them on their head and make good farming sense doing it.

Enjoy a lively and engaging panel discussion from:

-Cheyne Ogilvie, MSC Candidate, P.Ag, CCA on delivering the nitrogen payload to it’s target.

-Mike Dolinski entomologist and Taurus Agricultural MarketingDirector of Science and Innovation.

-Terry Aberhart of Aberhart Farms, Aberhart Ag Solutions and Sure Growth Technologies.

-Elston Solberg from Earth Dirt Soil on reconstituting urban and oilfield landfill material into a sulphur source.

Farmers, fixing the world’s problems!


Cheyne Ogilvie

Cheyne grew up on a farm near Pense, Saskatchewan, where she continues to take in every opportunity to help her family with field operations and agronomic advice. After completing a degree in Environmental Science at the University of Lethbridge, she worked as a crop consultant in Southern Alberta assisting producers to make efficient and profitable decisions on their farms. In 2015, she furthered her education by attending the University of Saskatchewan to study enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers and their ability to reduce environmental losses compared to their conventional counterpart.

 

 


Elston Solberg

Elston grew up on a dairy farm near Ryley Alberta where he learned about hard work and tenacity. Hockey, baseball and fishing were key to his youth. He knew early in life that science was his career focus.

He attended Camrose Lutheran College to play hockey where the Vikings won the Canadian Junior College Championships. Later he completed his B. Sc. in Agriculture (Agronomy, U of A) and an M. Sc. in Soils (Elemental Sulphur Fertilizer, U of A). While doing his masters he worked full time as a research associate with mentor Dr. Marvin Nyborg and continued working on many practical research projects for 8 years full time and 7 part-time after leaving to join Alberta Agriculture to work in research and extension for 17 years. During all this Elston moved back to his hometown and served on Village Council for 9 years (8 as Mayor), he was Chair of Beaver Regional Waste Management and Chair of the Joint Councils of Beaver County. Amongst this mess, Elston attempted to complete a Ph. D. on a project involving a detailed understanding of N cycling. While the thesis was not completed all the data was published adding to a still growing body of scientific and popular press. In 2002, Elston left his position as Lead of the Field Crop Development Center (Alberta Agriculture) and started Sun Mountain Inc. and began his affiliation with Agri-Trend. Elston has travelled extensively and has trained people on every continent (except Antarctica ;>) on various facets of crop production, soil science and nutrient management. He has recently established a speaking, teaching, training and publishing company called EarthDirtSoil.

Some of his favourite sayings include:
• Learn, UnLearn, ReLearn
• The Future is Already Here, It’s Just Unevenly Distributed
• Everywhere knowledge increases at the expense of understanding.
• Think Like A Plant!

Mike Dolinski

Mike Dolinski has seen a lot of things over the years as an entomologist and senior Agri-Trend coach. Opinions that come and go, scientific consensus that changes, and sometimes catchphrases that catch on, even if they are misleading. Mike is Taurus Agricultural Marketing, Director of Science and Innovation

 

 


 

Terry Aberhart 

Growing up on his family farm cultivated Terry Aberhart’s passion for agriculture and entrepreneurial growth. He worked in the agricultural industry before returning to manage farm and custom spraying operations in 2000. In 2005, Terry founded Sure Growth Technologies, a professional independent agronomy consulting company, affiliated with Agri-Trend. Terry loves agriculture, working with the farm team, and sharing his success and passion with his family.

 

 

 

 

Full Event info here:

http://www.farmforumevent.com/events/the-farm-forum-event-2018/event-summary-d43377ca72184097abfcf7c474940c97.aspx

The Power of Bio-Sul Premium Plus — No-Brainer Disruptor Decision (with Dan Aberhart) — Keep it Simple Sulphur — integration of sustainability, agronomics, logistics, economics and enhancement. Be prepared to strap yourself in for non-stop learning, questions and sulphur fun!!

Presented By: Elston Denzil Solberg MSc, PAg
Crop Whisperer and Story Teller; Agronomist & Owner – Sun Mountain Inc.
Schedule: 12:00 p.m. Daily

Elston grew up on a dairy farm near the Village of Ryley, eventually serving as the Mayor for nine years. Elston knew very early that he would be a scientist and now has over 38 years of research and extension under his belt. Having worked with his mentor, Dr. Marvin Nyborg for 13 years; Alberta Agriculture for 17 years as the Head of the Field Crop Development Centre, in Lacombe; and as a Senior Agri Coach with Agri-Trend, Elston now assists Bio-Cycle in the development of Bio-Sul Premium Plus. Elston’s unique ability is to take complex issues and explain them simply. He has travelled widely professionally, and is known as Mr. Sulphur on most continents.

Elston is passionate about agriculture and the people within, having worked closely with a wide range of growers and industry partners over most of his career. Elston is excited about the future of Bio-Sul Premium Plus and believes that the concept is a game changing disruptor technology. Sun Mountain Inc. (incorporated in 2002) is a teaching, training, speaking and research company that focusses on helping leading growers and agronomists to make informed decisions. Sun Mountain comes from Sol and Berg which mean Sun over Mountain in old Norwegian.