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Jan 15, 2020 | 08:18 1 Why can't these speakers at cropshere be put an a subscription to watch at home?

This driving to get to a show in minus 30 seems a little tupid....when it could be done in the comfort of home...

We have tractors that can drive themselves on a field for mile long stretches but still need to be there in person to listen to a person give a motivational talk..

Then you listen to the guy from FCC talk on the radio about the three disruptors impacting agriculture...1.Climate change...2. Trade agreements 3. automation

And yet we can't do information meetings online..

And it doesn't matter if its cropshere or agronomy winter meetings all over the province...

Most could be done on a screen... Reply With Quote

  • Jan 15, 2020 | 08:58 2
    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
    I wouldn't waste my time listening to those people !
    Right... but the agronomy presentations in locations all over the province could be on a screen instead of wasting time on the road... Reply With Quote
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  • Jan 15, 2020 | 10:05 3 Cropshere- $275 registration? Reply With Quote
    Jan 15, 2020 | 10:15 4 Wonder who the hosts/sponsors are for this event? Reply With Quote
    Jan 15, 2020 | 10:41 5
    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
    Yes $ 275.00 registration fee !

    sask pulse, sask canola, sask oats, sask flax, sask wheat partnered as hosts to offer growers this event to attend !
    Using checkoff money to make you pay to listen. ...brilliant hey...nor one will say how it is on the farm....just a motivational talk to want you to do it again.... Reply With Quote
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  • Jan 15, 2020 | 13:12 6 Must be because we are in the middle of a climate crisis, that everyone takes seriously. At least judging by the actions of the folks travelling to the climate forums instead of using Skype. Reply With Quote
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  • LEP
    Jan 15, 2020 | 13:41 7
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    Cropshere- $275 registration?
    There is your answer. Alot fewer $275 registration fees if you can get it online. Reply With Quote
    blackpowder's Avatar Jan 15, 2020 | 23:21 8 How can the suppliers gain market info if their customers stay home? Reply With Quote
    Jan 17, 2020 | 12:04 9 Just think if they could charge 50-100 dollars for the interactive event and a guy could type in questions interactively...

    They might actually have more participation and more money...

    I would gladly give up driving to spend an hour watching it on my computer and typing in questions as the speaker talks ....

    It might give way to more discussion....like here...in a compacted way... Reply With Quote
    Jan 17, 2020 | 13:04 10
    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
    Bucket they don't want you asking questions from home !
    anymore than they want you there in person asking questions , hence the $275 cover charge Reply With Quote
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  • wd9
    Jan 17, 2020 | 13:20 11 I both agree and disagree bucket. I did the talk on DIY remote crop monitoring and current international progress on AgOpenGPS. Was really good to have people there asking questions directly, interacting, being personally challenged to learn. No doubt the best way to learn.

    But, there is also no reason the presentation couldn't have been recorded and put on youTube for everyone to learn after the event. I make a lot of educational videos in Ag Tech, but ones like this would be really good to record while interacting with the crowd. Reply With Quote
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  • Jan 17, 2020 | 14:02 12
    Quote Originally Posted by wd9 View Post
    I both agree and disagree bucket. I did the talk on DIY remote crop monitoring and current international progress on AgOpenGPS. Was really good to have people there asking questions directly, interacting, being personally challenged to learn. No doubt the best way to learn.

    But, there is also no reason the presentation couldn't have been recorded and put on youTube for everyone to learn after the event. I make a lot of educational videos in Ag Tech, but ones like this would be really good to record while interacting with the crowd.
    Good points ..typical out of all the people at a meeting 5 percent ask the pertinent questons ...

    Then in a weeks time post the video... Reply With Quote
    Jan 17, 2020 | 14:14 13 This has become an industry for those running these shows. With YouTube there could be a virtual show. Reply With Quote
    Jan 17, 2020 | 14:17 14 The same as some past years is that quite a few of the speakers presentations are on the Cropsphere website or at least pdfs of them
    https://www.cropsphere.com/2020-speakers-presentations Reply With Quote
    Jan 17, 2020 | 14:28 15 I was there for some of it. Lots of guys just went to the annual meetings. No cost to go to those. I felt there was more discussion at some of the meetings a lot of years. The biggest take away for me was the understanding that we are probably going to lose the current variety release program at SPG. From my understanding the CDC doesn't want to do it any more so expect that new pulse varieties going forward in a year or two will be sold to other seed companies and there will be no more legal brown bagging of new CDC pulse varieties that SPG will not have distribution rights to. It will be a sad day if this comes to pass. Reply With Quote
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  • Jan 17, 2020 | 14:50 16 If viewing on line, restrict viewing to saskatchewan ip addresses

    If CDC wants out of the seed business that is fine, No check off dollars! Reply With Quote
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  • wd9
    Jan 17, 2020 | 15:10 17
    Quote Originally Posted by Rareearth View Post
    If viewing on line, restrict viewing to saskatchewan ip addresses

    If CDC wants out of the seed business that is fine, No check off dollars!
    FarmTech is very expensive. Often the crowds largest majority is board members and industry who get their tickets paid for. I would totally be in to doing a video lecture if someone put one on.

    Maybe i'm just poor and farming is now a rich persons game,

    So, CropsConnect, FarmTech, CropSpheres, committees, how about video'ing some of the good ones? It costs practically nothing. Or definitely, start a video conf.

    We use Zoom worldwide for AgOpenGPS, with many people on line on video. Great way to communicate. Session is recorded and put on youtube. this isn't rocket science. Reply With Quote
    Jan 17, 2020 | 15:27 18 But you also get to attend the tradeshow with 300 booths of snake oil crap and additives that every farmer needs. Reply With Quote

  • Jan 18, 2020 | 10:17 19
    Quote Originally Posted by Goodtime View Post
    But you also get to attend the tradeshow with 300 booths of snake oil crap and additives that every farmer needs.
    Exactly. A lot of these exhibition associations are justifying their existence by hosting these events and having the trade shows. Not to mention what it costs to get decent speakers in whom are not shills. Reply With Quote
    Jan 18, 2020 | 10:19 20
    Quote Originally Posted by WiltonRanch View Post
    Exactly. A lot of these exhibition associations are justifying their existence by hosting these events and having the trade shows. Not to mention what it costs to get decent speakers in whom are not shills.
    And the exhibition associations are government supported as well....more of that 9 to 1 return on handout because its really not an investment ...its a handout.... Reply With Quote
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  • Jan 18, 2020 | 10:39 21 Cropshere is supported by the saskeverything commissions, governments, and others supported by farmers ....then farmers pay a fee to have people tell them how to think.... Reply With Quote
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  • wd9
    Jan 18, 2020 | 19:11 22
    Quote Originally Posted by WiltonRanch View Post
    Exactly. A lot of these exhibition associations are justifying their existence by hosting these events and having the trade shows. Not to mention what it costs to get decent speakers in whom are not shills.
    I never charge anything - but then you may think i'm not decent. It takes at least 15 to 20 hours to make an informative and unique presentation. Reply With Quote
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