Quantified Farm 2016 Schedule

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*Please note that this is draft program and is subject to change.

  • Engaging Sessions

Presenters from various fields will investigate how connecting the key performance metrics on your Farm can lead to greater insight, improved efficiencies, and better decisions.

  • Group Social Event

Your ticket includes admission to a special dinner and networking event at the Park Distillery located in the heart of downtown Banff.

  • Informative Workshops

Join us on December 7th, 2016 for engaging workshops to help you improve your farm performance and manage risks. Stay tuned for more details.

Annotated Program

“The Next Generation of Farming” | December 7-9, 2016 | The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, AB

Day 1 – December 7th

09:00 – 17:00

“Crop Marketing Price Risk Management Workshops”
Three workshops tailored to give you the basics of Price Risk Management (Risk Management 101), as well as Intermediate and Advanced sessions later in the day.

Presented by INTL FCStone

Day 2 – December 8th

07:30 – 08:30     Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:30 – 08:45     Welcome & Opening Remarks – Remi Schmaltz, CEO & Co-Founder, Decisive Farming

08:45 – 09:00     Growing Super Humans – Tasha Schmaltz, Chief Product Officer, Decisive Farming

09:00 – 10:00     Panel Session – Evolution: Advanced Agronomy & Precision Farming

10:00 – 10:30       Industry Presentation – CME Group

10:30 – 11:15     Refreshments & Networking Break     

11:15 – 12:15     Technology Showcase – Emerging Innovations on the Horizon

12:15 – 13:00     Networking Lunch

13:00 – 14:00     Keynote Speaker Warren MacDonald, World Renowned Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Motivational Speaker & Survivor

“The Challenge of Change: Finding Opportunity in Adversity”

We’ve all heard it a million times; “change is constant”, “the only certainty in life is change”, “change or perish”. We all know it; what we need is for someone to show us how to deal with it. Warren explains how the challenges brought on by change hold endless opportunities for innovation and personal and professional growth, and that it’s the challenges we face that build the resilience we need as we’re asked to do more, with less. Warren is living proof that it is possible to not just survive, but to thrive despite adversity.

14:00 – 14:45     Networking Break

14:45 – 15:15    Industry Presentation – INTL FCStone                     

15:15 – 15:45    Industry Presentation – TD Bank

15:45 – 16:15    Industry Presentation – PARK Distillery 

16:15                 Day Two Wrap Up – Remi Schmaltz, CEO & Co-Founder, Decisive Farming   

18:30 – 00:00    Eat, Drink & Connect – PARK Distillery, 219 Banff Avenue, Banff | AB

Day 3 – December 9th
08:00 – 09:00     Networking Breakfast

09:00 – 10:00     Panel Session – Strategic Succession Planning (CAFA)

10:00 – 10:30     Speaker – Steven McQueen, President, Emerald BioAgriculture Corporation, CAFA

“From Toys to Tools: Turning Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge on the Farm”

10:30 – 11:15     Refreshments & Networking Break

11:15 – 11:45     Industry Presentation – Rocky Mountain Equipment

11:45 – 12:45     Networking Lunch  

12:45 – 13:15     Industry Presentation – ATB Agriculture

13:15 – 14:15     Panel Session – Environmental & Market Drivers for Whole Farm Sustainability

14:15 – 14:30     Closing Remarks – Remi Schmaltz, CEO & Co-Founder, Decisive Farming

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Order Tickets

Bring your spouse/partner along. Partner tickets are available for $150 and include only conference meals and Park Distillery event. Contact Matthew by email at matthew@criticalpathgroup.com

Tickets available through Eventbrite secure online service. All major credit cards accepted.

“Anyone who farms should come to this event not only for the discussions and the presentations, but to talk to other farmers from other areas of the country!”
Ryan J
“You’re broadening your horizons and hearing what others are doing. And learning about the cutting edge of agriculture today.”
Maurice B
“The conference is something we look forward to every year. My wife comes with me and we make a bit of a holiday out of it.”
Jeff P
“Lots of speakers and information which is great. This is my first time. I’ll be back!”
Kevin K
“It’s a great venue to meet other producers, exchange ideas, and learn where the industry is heading.”
Donald G

Group Event – Park Distillery

Included in the ticket price is a group event held at the Park Distillery on Banff Avenue. The event includes a gourmet dinner, a tour of the distillery, and (of course) tastings of the in-house distilled spirits.


We recommend using Banff’s ROAM transit system or a taxi to get to and from the group event.


The conference will be held at the Rimrock Hotel Resort in Banff, Alberta. Special room rates are available for conference attendees up to November 7, 2016. Please book your room soon as space is limited. Guests may book up to 3 days prior and up to 3 days following the conference at the same room rate.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel
1 (888) 746-7625  | Book your room now: http://www.rimrockresort.com

Room rate: Rooms from $163 plus 11% tax

Alternative Accommodations

Find alternative accommodations from the Banff Lake Louise site.



The Banff Airporter is a convenient mode of transportation between the Calgary International Airport and Banff.

Conference delegates receive a 15% discount on the shuttle service between Calgary International Airport and Banff. To receive the discount, proceed through the online reservation and enter the promo code decisive on the payment page or call the Banff Airporter directl (1-888-449-2901) and mention you are attending the Decisive Farming Conference.



Event Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

Platinium Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

CME Group

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