Calgary – CrossRoads – Alberta’s Crop Conference is making its return January 29 to 31 at the Westin Calgary Airport.

This year’s conference theme, “New Ideas and Directions – Examining Big Picture Innovation in Agriculture,” promises discussions on innovation, agricultural policy, and on-farm management.

Distinguished keynote speakers are set to lead the discussions. Lenore Newman, renowned author of “Dinner on Mars” and Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, will offer insights into uncharted agricultural frontiers. Walter Schwabe, a seasoned tech entrepreneur, will navigate the interface between technology and agriculture. Meanwhile, meteorologist Drew Learner will provide a climatic perspective on Alberta’s agricultural trajectory.

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“CrossRoads was warmly welcomed by farmers and industry to the agriculture event space this past January,” said Todd Hames, FarmTech Foundation of Alberta chair in a statement.

“We are excited to host farmers in a new location next year and dive into leading agriculture innovation that will help propel any cropping operation to new heights.”

With a focus on driving innovation, organizers of the CrossRoads Crop Conference expect as many as 800 attendees, which will include farmers, and industry members.

Early bird registration for CrossRoads kicks off on October 2, 2023. For more information, click here.

The event is put on by Alberta Canola, Alberta Grains, and Alberta Pulse Growers.