Olds (Rural Roots Canada) – AgSmart and AGvisorPRO are set to revolutionize the AgTech industry by collaborating to create a 365 – 24/7 community that connects stakeholders in the smart farm movement. AgSmart, the two-day expo held by Olds College of Agriculture and Technology, will be able to extend its impact beyond the event by leveraging the capabilities of the AGvisorPro ecosystem.
The partnership is a game-changer for the agriculture industry as it will advance the adoption of smart farm technology at the field level.
Stacy Felkar, event co-manager with AgSmart, says the event brings together some of the most innovative technologies, companies, and experts in the ag tech world and this partnership will enhance its impact beyond the expo itself.
“By collaborating with AGvisorPRO, we are going to be able to create year-round connections between all stakeholders involved in the smart farm movement,” she says.
AgvisorPRO CEO, Robert Saik, is also thrilled about the partnership and the potential it holds for the agriculture industry.
“All attendees of AgSmart will be able to download AGvisorPro on their Apple or Android devices and join the AgSmart community. They’ll be able to connect to farmers, exhibitors, industry reps, and contributing presenters. They can share comments, posts, pictures, videos, and PDFs, and participate in community Q&As. They can have private one-on-one chats with any other member of the AgSmart community, and AGvisorPRO can facilitate meeting scheduling, along with private audio or video calls between anyone on the platform.”
Through the app, producers will be able to connect to all areas of agriculture, including cropping, livestock, equipment, precision ag, and business management. Questions are posted anonymously but are geo-tagged so responding experts know where the person is from and can answer accordingly. Also on the app, companies will be able to provide information on their products and services, as well as listing representatives who can be contacted instantaneously. Lastly, there’s also a virtual farmers market where you can browse to see services available to farmers as they work to solve problems ranging from how to deal with a frustrating monitor on a sprayer to getting help in immigration rules to bring in foreign workers.
The rollout of the AgSmart community on AGvisorPRO will be phased in, with past attendees being contacted and given the chance to join prior to tickets going on sale. Exhibitors and contributors will also be able to set up their profiles throughout the roll-out.
The AgSmart expo takes places August 1-2. Tickets go on sale in mid-April. You can find out more about the event by visiting the AgSmart website.