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September 8, 2016

Grey County is pleased to announce that Peter Gredig, Co-Founder and Partner at AgNition will be the featured keynote at the Ag 4.0 Summit  on November 2, 2016 at the Meaford Hall.

Peter is a corn, soybean and wheat producer based near London, Ontario and a sought-after technology thought leader. He brings a strong background in agricultural media and communications as the former editor of Country Guide Ontario magazine and the current President of Kettle Creek Communications. Peter’s work at AgNition, a mobile apps company that focuses on the agricultural industry, includes building custom projects for OMAFRA, the Grain Farmers of Ontario, Farm and Food Care Ontario, DuPont Pioneer, and the University of Guelph.

The closing keynote for the Ag 4.0 Summit will be Jennifer Christie, Dealer Development Manager for John Deere Canada, Director of 4-H Canada, and co-founder of both the Ag Women’s Network and the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation. Jennifer splits her time between her family’s sixth generation dairy and grain farm in Bruce County, Ontario, and developing marketing strategy with John Deere dealers across Canada. Chosen as one of the 2013 Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network and The National Post, Jennifer has an Executive MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University and a Bachelor of Commerce in Agriculture Business from the University of Guelph.

“We’re excited to announce Peter Gredig as our featured keynote and Jennifer Christie as our closing speaker for the Ag 4.0 Summit,” said Ashleigh Weeden, Project Lead for the Connected County Initiative. “We’ve had tremendous uptake for the Ag 4.0 Summit and Innovation Tour and early bird tickets are moving quickly. We are thrilled at the immediate interest from producers both at home and from across Ontario, in the work we’re doing to promote innovation at the intersection of agriculture and technology.”

The full program for the Ag 4.0 Summit can be found at http://connectedcounty-smartag.eventbrite.ca. Early bird ticket sales end on September 15 (or as long as quantities last).  After that, prices will increase from $85 to $135 for Summit registration.

Please visit grey.ca/smart to learn more about Ag 4.0 and the Connected County Initiative – and visit http://connectedcounty-smartag.eventbrite.ca to register for this great event!

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Apps for Ag connects coders with growers to promote innovation

On September 12, 2016, Grey County is kicking off an innovative new contest that challenges tech developers to invent applications that solve an issue facing food producers in Grey County. There is $1,000 in prize money available and participants will have opportunities to learn from experts and get exposure in the tech and agriculture industries. Interested developers can follow the competition at http://appsforag-greycounty-2016.eventbrite.ca.

As part of the Apps for Ag contest, developers will have the opportunity to participate in a Hackathon at Georgian College on October 1.  Working alongside mentors from AgNition and Incubator North/Palmer Anderson, developers can learn from experts and refine their applications. Final project outlines must be submitted by October 21.  Projects can be pitched to judges on October 26 and the top four finalists will be invited to the Ag 4.0 Summit where a winner will be revealed.

For more information about the Apps for Ag competition, please visit http://appsforag-greycounty-2016.eventbrite.ca or contact Ashleigh Weeden, Project Lead – Connected County Initiative, at ashleigh.weeden@grey.ca or 519-372-0219 ext. 1255.

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