Calgary (Rural Roots Canada) – Farmers from across the province will be converging on the CrossRoads Crop Conference in Calgary at the end of the month.

The second annual event will include keynote speakers including Lenore Newman, author of Dinner on Mars and director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, serial tech entrepreneur Walter Schwabe, and meteorologist Drew Learner, who will inspire discussion and examine how we will navigate and succeed in the future of agriculture in Alberta.

The event, which takes place January 29 – 31 at the Westin Calgary Airport, will have cutting-edge discussions on innovation, agriculture policy, and on-farm management as well as plenty of time for everyone to connect with their fellow farmers.

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Last year’s favourite “Beer Hour” has been extended to a “Beer Afternoon Social” this year.

Todd Hames, FarmTech Foundation of Alberta chair, says they are looking forward it.

“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,” says Hames.

The event, which was held in Edmonton last year is being held in Calgary this year, due to a commitment from the FarmTech Foundation to connect with more farmers across the province by rotating between cities.

For more information about the CrossRoads Crop Conference, agenda, speakers, and tickets, please visit

The FarmTech Foundation of Alberta is a working collaboration by three of Alberta’s crop commissions — Alberta Canola, Alberta Grains and Alberta Pulse Growers.