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Now in its second year, the Emerging Agriculture conference brings together students and industry experts at the University of Saskatchewan for a three-day ‘hackathon.’

Tech conference brings together bright minds to ‘hack’ ag industry issues

The Emerging Agriculture conference Jan. 9-11 aims to foster ag industry innovations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Move over, Silicon Valley — hackers will soon be setting their sights on Saskatoon to solve the industry’s biggest problems. The agriculture industry, that is. “Emerging Agriculture is a weekend hackathon where we get students and non-students interested in agriculture together to collaborate on agriculture-based technology and ideas, and hopefully make some startup companies out […] Read more

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Minogue: Silicon Valley, Saskatchewan style

Jordan Dutchak is bringing Silicon Valley’s working style to Saskatchewan agriculture. This weekend software developers, engineers, students and entrepreneurs will team up with farmers and ag professionals in Saskatoon at Emerging Agriculture, the first Canadian agricultural hackathon, where they hope to develop cutting-edge solutions to agricultural problems. The idea of a “hackathon” originated in the […] Read more