It was a jam packed agenda at the Catalyst Financial Operations Agriculture Conferenc, Monday, February 4.

The one day event at Heritage Pointe Golf Club in DeWinton, featured speakers on grain and cattle market outlooks, the new Occupational Health and Safety policies, and opportunities in the hemp sector.

Catalyst President, Candice McKay, says it was their fourth Agriculture Conference.

"The purpose of this event is to bring all of our clients together, get them up to date on anything that's happening in the industry, bring in speakers that are going to add value to their organizations, and just get the group together and have a good day."

McKay also held a presentation on to how make your accounting data more reliable and current by using a series of apps which simultaneously work together.

McKay says even though other areas of the sector use advanced technology such as drones, GPS, and remote sensing, there seems to be some hesitation among farmers to move to cloud-based accounting.

She adds, these tools save a lot of time and give a good reading on the current situation of your farm business, which includes easy to interpret visuals like graphs and charts.

 

Send your news tips, story ideas and comments to [email protected]

Follow on Twitter @GoldenWestABAg @JessicaR_Giles

More Ag News

Spring Seeding Getting Started In The Foothills

Foothills County's Ag Fieldman says there's a few farmers with seed already in the ground. Jeff Porter says farmers decide when to seed their crops based on soil temperature which will vary from…

Canadian Beef Worth Celebrating On Earth Day

Today many people around the world will be celebrating Earth Day, however the beef industry often becomes a target from initiatives recommending to eat less meat as a way to help the environment.…

Farm Group Questions UCP Plan To Repeal Bill 6

The Alberta Federation of Agriculture doesn't think repealing the farm safety legislation Bill 6 is a good move. Federation President, Lynn Jacobson, who says they've been lobbying for 20 years to…

2019-20 Crop Acres Still A Mystery

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) says for 2019-20, the area seeded by province by crop in Canada is a major uncertainty. Across Eastern and Western Canada, moisture conditions remain below…

OkotoksOnline.com is Okotoks' only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Login