Knowledge Harvest events return to Western Canada

BASF Canada invites growers to attend Knowledge Harvest 2015. View the online media kit: http://agsolutions.ca/knowledgeharvest   

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - BASF Canada kicked off the return of Knowledge Harvest, a five city event series for growers and retailers in Western Canada in Brandon, MB.

The Knowledge Harvest events, which will be held in Brandon; Calgary; Edmonton; Saskatoon and Moose Jaw throughout February, are designed to share new ideas and perspectives for running a successful farming operation.

"Digging In is the theme for Knowledge Harvest 2015, presenting a unique opportunity for participants to gain deeper insight for decisions they are making in their farming operation," said Ron Kehler, Business Director at BASF. "BASF is committed to working closely with growers in meaningful ways. The Knowledge Harvest events look at how innovative technologies are shaping the future of agricultural science and evaluates research from BASF as well as industry experts."

Participants in the events will gather information on how different stresses impact quality and yield in cereals and what role grower's decisions have in managing these stresses. They will learn how crop science advances are influencing emerging markets in their local region and discuss with industry leaders how cutting-edge technologies and innovative crop protection products are modernizing canola production.

Lanny McDonald, former Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies and Calgary Flames hockey player, will share compelling stories on leadership and rising to meet challenges. 

"Having grown up on a farm I learned early the value of hard work and honesty, and the important role that farmers play in our world. I've worked with some great people in the past and I am thrilled to be able to share my experiences at the Knowledge Harvest events," said McDonald. "My approach to business is very similar to my approach to hockey and life. Live, work, and play with integrity, honesty, and dedication; focus on the positive, search for and protect what is beautiful, be in tune with nature, rise to meet each challenge, and live each day to the fullest."

For more information about the events visit: www.agsolutions.ca/knowledgeharvest.

© 2015 BASF Canada Inc.

About BASF

BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is a subsidiary of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany and an affiliate of BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us. To find out more about BASF's activities in Canada, visit www.basf.ca or follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/basfcanada.

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world's leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

SOURCE BASF Canada Inc.

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For further information: Christina Stroud, BASF Canada Inc., Tel: (289) 360-6062, E-mail: christina.stroud@basf.com; Alison Inglis; ON Communication; Tel: (519) 434-1365 x224; E-mail: alison@oncommunication.ca


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