Ad­vanced AG Sem­i­nar should be well at­tended

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Agriculture - BY HEATHER CAMERON

Ad­vanced AG: Bio So­lu­tions to Sus­tain­able Farm­ing is hold­ing an in­for­ma­tion sem­i­nar on Oct. 4, at the Leth­bridge Sand­man Lodge.

The sem­i­nar will be­gin at 1 p.m. that day.

“The pur­pose of the sem­i­nar is to ex­plain the sci­ence be­hind our in­no­va­tive bio prod­ucts and show­case how they have worked in agri­cul­ture,” said Joshua Day Chief, Pres­i­dent of Ad­vanced AG.

Day Chief noted that John Wong, the com­pany’s head sci­en­tist, will dis­cuss the role bi­o­log­i­cals have in agri­cul­ture, the dif­fer­ence be­tween Ad­vanced AG’s prod­ucts and other sim­i­lar prod­ucts on the mar­ket. Farm­ers will also talk about their suc­cess with the prod­ucts, with soil health be­ing the fo­cus.

“Bi­o­log­i­cals in agri­cul­ture is some­thing that has gained in­ter­est as more and more stud­ies sur­face prov­ing the ef­fec­tive­ness in large scale agri­cul­ture,” Day Chief said.

“Farm­ers are look­ing for more sus­tain­able prod­ucts and prac­tices.”

Day Chief ex­plained that Ad­vanced AG is cur­rently a leader in cul­tur­ing and ap­ply­ing bac­te­ria for sev­eral in­dus­tries and there aren’t many com­pa­nies in the world do­ing what they are do­ing or even on the same scale.

Ad­vanced AG’s 2017 sem­i­nar was held at Red Deer’s Agri-Trade Show, Day Chief said, and both the dis­cus­sion and in­ter­est was in­cred­i­ble. This year’s sem­i­nar is be­ing hosted and spon­sored by Ad­vanced Ag Tech­nolo­gies, a divi­sion of Ad­vanced Wa­ter Tech­nolo­gies.

“We be­lieve it is im­por­tant to ed­u­cate peo­ple in the in­dus­try about the ef­fects of us­ing bi­o­log­i­cals and how they can sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove ROI and sus­tain­able prac­tices,” Day Chief said. “Ed­u­ca­tion is key here. The more the in­dus­try can learn about prod­ucts such as ours, the larger the role of bi­o­log­i­cals will play in main stream agri­cul­ture.”

Ad­vanced AG’s last event was at­tended by about 40 peo­ple, Day Chief said, and the com­pany was ex­pect­ing roughly 100 peo­ple to at­tend this sem­i­nar.

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