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PROGRAM OF EVENTS

The program was jam-packed with dynamic speakers, research sessions and informative panels. Read more below and download the WCCA Program.


SUNDAY, JUNE 22

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration and Information
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Opening Reception


MONDAY, JUNE 23

7:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Registration and Information
8:30 am – 9:00 am   Welcome, Sponsor Recognition and Overview of Program
9:00 am – 9:45 am
Opening Keynote: Importance of Conservation Agriculture
   - Dr. David Montgomery     
9:45 am – 10:15 am Break/Networking
10:15 am – 11:30 am Panel Discussion: Conservation in North America - Regional Perspectives
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Panel Dialogue with Q & A Discussion
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch/Networking

Concurrent Sessions:
1:15 pm – 3:00 pm   Session 1: Conservation Agriculture: Building Sustainability
3:00 pm Overview of Posters
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Poster Viewing/Break     Poster Session 1.

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Session 2: Conservation Agriculture: Soil Health/Biology as Key Factors
3:00 pm Overview of Posters
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Poster Viewing/Break     Poster Session 2.P

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Session 3: Conservation Agriculture: Innovative Adoption by Producers
3:00 pm Overview of Posters
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Poster Viewing/Break     Poster Session 3.P
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dinner and Tours at Kelburn Farm
 

TUESDAY, JUNE 24

7:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Registration and Information
8:00 am – 9:15 am Joint Session: Conservation Agriculture - World Perspective
9:15 am – 9:45 am   Panel Dialogue with Q & A Discussion
9:45 am – 10:15 am Break/Networking
 
Concurrent Sessions:
10:15 am – 11:45 am Session 4: Conservation Agriculture: Components of Sustainability

10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session 5: Conservation Agriculture: Climate Change Impacts

10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session 6:  Producers as Innovators
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm  Lunch with Keynote: Mr. Howard G. Buffett

Concurrent Sessions:
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Session 7: Nuffield Scholar Panel Discussion on Conservation Agriculture

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Session 8: Nutrient Management: Innovative Use of 4R’s in Conservation Agriculture

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Session 9: Conservation Agriculture and the Changing Climate

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Session 10: Adopting Conservation Agriculture to Smallholder Production
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm  Poster Viewing/Break 
   Poster Session 4.P – Mechanization of Conservation Agriculture
   Poster Session 5.P – Impacts of Conservation Agriculture on Crop Production
   Poster Session 6.P – Response of Conservation Agriculture to Stress
4:00 pm  Tours
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Reception
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Dinner
 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25

7:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration and Information
8:00 am – 9:00 am General Session – Panel Discussion: Food Value Chain and Sustainable Sourcing

Concurrent Sessions:
9:00 am – 11:15 am Session 12: Conservation Agriculture: Key to Intensifying Crop Production
10:00 am – 10:45 am Poster Viewing/Break   Poster Session: 12.P
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Discussion on Posters and Presentations

9:00 am – 11:15 am

Session 13: Conservation Agriculture: Interfacing with Livestock Production
10:00 am – 10:45 am Poster Viewing/Break   Poster Session: 13.P
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Discussion on Posters and Presentations

9:00 am – 11:15 am

Session 14: Conservation Agriculture: Producer Adoption
10:00 am – 10:45 am  Poster Viewing/Break   Poster Session: 14.P
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Discussion on Posters and Presentations
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch/Networking
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm General Session 15: Future Opportunities in Conservation Agriculture Perspectives from the Congress
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm  Panel Dialogue with Q & A Discussion
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Break/Networking
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm    Closing Keynote: Vision and Challenges for Conservation Agriculture
   - Mr. Dwayne Beck
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
6:00 pm Dine-around Winnipeg Dinner