PhD Student to talk Advancing Ag and Canola at Ag Day in Airdrie

Experts from across western Canada will be speaking at three Rural Roots Canada Ag Days in June.

On Thursday, June 6, farmers and industry professionals will gather at the Golden Rod Hall, west of Airdrie to hear from a number of speakers including Advancing Ag’s Logan Skori.

Skori is a PhD student at the University of Calgary.

“So, my PhD is focused on genetic improvements in canola, so I’m working on gene editing, gene overexpression and making new traits for canola so that we can provide farmers with a better agronomic package in their canola,” says Skori.

He says he is looking forward to the Ag Day.

“I’m going to speak primarily about the Advancing Ag program and some of the opportunities it has provided for me, but I’m also going to talk a little bit about what I do, so that people have a little bit of an idea of goes on at some of the institutions and where some of the taxpayer dollars are being spent.”

Skori says he is about a year away from defending his thesis.

“It’s been challenging, obviously the expectations of a PhD student are pretty high, but at the same time it is a very rewarding experience and I’m very fortunate that I get to come to work every day and do something that I’m passionate about.”

Well, known Veterinarian, Dr. Cody Creelman will also be presenting at the Airdrie Ag Day on Strategic Beef Cattle Parasite Management.

Jared Sherman from Soderglen Ranches will be talking about how to select a bull for your herd.

Gail Schafer from Global Ag Risk Solutions will be talking about farm business management strategies.

Mike Witkowicz from the Ag Exchange Group on Grain Marketing: How to improve revenues through marketing strategies.

Crop Specialist Harry Brook from Alberta Agriculture will be discussing long term pasture care for those in attendance.

For more information and to register for Rural Roots Canada Ag Days click here.

There will also be an Ag Day in Rolling Hills on Thursday, June 13 and Fort Macleod on Thursday, June 20.