AgSmart: Showcasing the ‘how’ behind AgTech and Data

AgSmart 2022
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AgSmart 2022

In an era of rapid technological advancements, the agricultural sector is undergoing a transformative shift.

The integration of data and technology has the potential to revolutionize farming practices, improve productivity and ensure sustainable food production to meet the needs of a growing global population.

Recognizing the need for education that demonstrates the practicality of integrating technology into farming practices, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology collaborated with industry stakeholders to create AgSmart; a two-day educational expo focused on data and technology across the agriculture sector.

The expo is designed to empower farmers, researchers and industry professionals with knowledge and tools to embrace cutting-edge innovations. With its education-intensive sessions, technical hands-on components, field scale demonstrations, crop plots and interactive exhibits, AgSmart provides a platform to showcase Olds College’s Smart Farm, Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production and Field Crop Development Centre (FCDC).

AgSmart recognizes the importance of knowledge transfer by offering a wide range of comprehensive educational sessions is offered with experts and industry leaders sharing insights on the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the field of agricultural technology. These sessions promote learning but also facilitate a deeper understanding of the potential applications of data-driven solutions in farming practices. From precision agriculture and remote sensing to machine learning and livestock innovations, attendees will learn the necessary expertise to effectively leverage the power of data for informed decision-making within their current farming operations. The sessions cater to both crop-related and livestock focus areas.

Field-scale demonstrations will provide farmers and industry with real-world examples of how data and technology can optimize crop management and increase yields. by showcasing advanced sensors, drones, and autonomous machinery in action, participants witness firsthand the viability and effectiveness of different solutions in a practical setting.

The crop plots will serve as living laboratories, exhibiting various agronomic practices and variety innovations. These plots offer farmers a tangible representation of how data and technology can enhance crop performance and sustainability. By observing different techniques in action, farmers gain valuable insight on how to improve their resource application, mitigate environmental impact, and enhance overall crop health.

With over 100 interactive exhibits offers participants an immersive experience, allowing them to actively interact with a diverse range of agricultural technologies.
Attendees have the opportunity to explore innovations such as grain drying technology, experiment with sensor technology and learn about the latest advancements in farm management software.

Experience AgSmart firsthand on August 1 and 2 on the south portion of the Olds College campus. Secure your tickets starting at $40, plus applicable fees. Visit to purchase tickets and check out the complete schedule.


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