Speakers

Speakers will be announced as they are confirmed. Please check back regularly for updates.
Hugh J. Beckie

Hugh J. Beckie

Weed Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Adjunct Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta
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Hugh J. Beckie is a weed scientist at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research and Development Centre in Saskatoon, and an adjunct professor in the department of agricultural, food and nutritional science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
Gerald Bramm

Gerald Bramm

President, Bramm Research
Sponsored by
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Gerald Bramm has operated Bramm Research for more than 20 years. He has worked on hundreds of projects both in Canada and the U.S. and has experience in all types of survey research, from large-scale online surveys to focus groups and individual interviews.
Franck Dayan

Franck Dayan

Professor in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University

Franck Dayan was born in Lyon (France) and grew up in the south of France. He attended the Institut Agricole de Fontlongue where he developed an appreciation for plant science and agriculture. Franck received his Ph.D. in plant physiology from Auburn University in Alabama in 1995 and worked as a research plant physiologist with the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Natural Products Utilization Research Unit for 20 years. He has now joined the faculty of the bioagricultural sciences and pest management at Colorado State University. His work covers the mechanisms of action of natural and…
Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson

Global Product Development Leader, Dow AgroSciences - Chairman, Herbicide Resitance Action Committee

Mark Peterson is currently Dow AgroSciences’ global product development leader for corn and soybean herbicides, nitrogen stabilizers and fumigants. Prior to his current position, Mark had several roles within the company, including: field tech service and development representative; leader of field stations near Geneseo, Ill., and Fowler, Ind.; U.S. northern crops business partner; and global biology leader for the Enlist weed control system.
Peter H. Sikkema

Peter H. Sikkema

Professor of Field Crop Weed Management - University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus

Peter Sikkema is a professor in the department of plant agriculture at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus. He conducts research on weed management in corn, soybean, cereals and edible beans. Peter teaches crop diagnostics and recommendations and herbicide physiology and biochemistry.
Steve Shirtliffe

Steve Shirtliffe

Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan

Steve Shirtliffe was raised on a grain and oilseed farm in Manitoba and farmed with his family for five years after graduating with a bachelors of science at the University of Manitoba.
Breanne Tidemann

Breanne Tidemann

Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Breanne Tidemann grew up on a grain farm in west-central Saskatchewan. She has a degree in biological sciences from the University of Alberta and then saw the light and did an agriculture M.Sc. in weed science, also at the University of Alberta. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in weed science through the University of Alberta.
Tom Wolf, P. Ag.

Tom Wolf, P. Ag.

Owner, Agrimetrix Research & Training
Sponsored by
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Tom Wolf is one of North America’s most recognized sprayer specialists, based in Saskatoon. He obtained his BSA (1987) and MSc (1991, plant science) at the University of Manitoba and his Ph.D. (1996, agronomy) at Ohio State University, where he specialized in spray application technology.
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