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Planting Kick Off

Profiting Through Incremental Gains

What’s on your mind as you start the 2021 growing season? We’ll share ideas on maximizing profitability through small changes, planting equipment tips and news, plus what’s on the horizon as another season gets underway. 

Join us for these great sessions to get insight into what’s to come in 2021:

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

(All times are Eastern Standard Time)

9:00 a.m. – Welcome
See what’s in store with our Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show Themed Digital Events in 2021, and why our March planting event is just the beginning of an exciting year ahead.

9:15 a.m. – The Next Generation of Autonomous Ag
Join machinery writer Scott Garvey as he shares the latest in autonomy developments in the agricultural sector from self-driving ag equipment to robotics.

10:00 a.m. – The Planter Feeds the Combine
Precision Planting’s Eastern Canada Manager, Shawn Livingston, will share tips on making your planter more profitable.

11:00 a.m. and beyond – Connections, On-Demand Sessions and more! Stay tuned for details.


Scott Garvey
Machinery Writer

Presentation: The Next Generation of Autonomous Ag

Overview: Machinery writer Scott Garvey will be looking at the latest in autonomy developments in the agricultural sector. He'll be speaking to John Deere's program delivery manager for autonomy about the future of self-driving ag equipment. He'll also have a discussion with a representative from AGCO about the Fendt Xaver swarm robotics technology that may soon be commercially available. And he'll take a look at what self-driving developments have been made in other off- and on-road industry segments.

Profile: Scott Garvey, the former machinery editor for Grainews, is now a freelance writer and video producer, with almost two decades of experience writing about developments in the farm machinery and autonomous sectors. 

Shawn Livingston
Eastern Canada Regional Manager, Precision Planting

Presentation: The Planter Feeds the Combine

Overview: Everyone enjoys sitting in the combine and harvesting the crop of their lives...but are we capturing top potential from the start? The planter pass sets the stage for seed performance every year. Join Shawn Livingston, Eastern Canada Regional Manager, Precision Planting, as he talks through the planter bar and items that have an agronomic impact.

Profile: As a kid working alongside my father in the dairy industry, I learned that I had a passion for growing crops. Realizing that the crops fed our cows that fed us, and everyone else, I started pushing the limits while trying new things. This led me to working with a couple large cash crop farms always learning more about soil, crops and fertility. I then switched from the tractor seat to working with a local Ag Retailer, and this really allowed me to do what I loved: research and plots. By doing it and learning, we could bring the knowledge to growers in the area. In 2018, I was given the chance to join Precision Planting and work alongside many great ag-focused people. My wife and two boys, ages 15 and 13, live north of Arthur, Ontario where we enjoy the rural settings and the outdoors. 


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