Choosing events: What do you need to learn this winter?

Think of one or two management areas you’d like to improve heading into 2018. Do you want to improve canola emergence rates? Improve nutrient use efficiency? Reduce harvest losses? Try some on-farm testing?

This exercise can help you decide which farm events to attend this winter, and what sessions to attend at those events.

Farmers and agronomists have many opportunities this winter to learn through live presentations, Q&A sessions and conversations with experts. The following events have strong canola themes and CCC agronomy specialists will be speaking at many of them:

Agri-Trade – November 8-11, Red Deer, Alberta. More information.

Saskatchewan Oilseed Producer Meetings – November 14, Moose Jaw; November 15, Swift Current; November 16, Rosetown; November 17, North Battleford. For the full agenda and location details and to register, go to or call 1-877-241-7044.

Alberta Canola’s Powering Your Profits tour – November 14-23, 12 locations. More information.

Agribition Grain Expo – November 21-22, Regina, Saskatchewan. More information.

Canola Week – December 5-7, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Canola Meeting, Canola Innovation Day and the Canola Discovery Forum have united to create the first ever CanolaWeek. More information and registration.

Manitoba Agronomists Conference – December 13-14, Winnipeg, Manitoba. More information and registration.

Agronomy Update – January 9-10, Red Deer, Alberta. More information. Call 1-800-387-6030 to register. Online registration will go live soon.

AgDays Canola Day – January 16 as part of AgDays (January 16-18), Brandon, Manitoba. More information.

CropSphere – January 9-10, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. More information and registration.

FarmTech – January 30-February 1, Edmonton, Alberta. For the first time, Alberta Canola’s booth with feature “canoLAB at FarmTech”, with live plants and symptoms for discussion with CCC agronomy specialists. More information and registration.

CropConnect – February 14-15, Winnipeg, Manitoba More information and registration.

canoLAB – Saskatchewan canoLAB is February 21-22 in Saskatoon. Manitoba canoLAB is March 14 in Brandon and March 15 in Dauphin. Registration has not begun yet for Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Alberta’s canoLAB will be part of Alberta Canola’s FarmTech booth.

Canola Council of Canada Convention 2018 – March 6-8, Palm Springs, California. More information and registration.