International Congress brings together leaders in conservation
CTIC Executive Director Karen Scanlon said that the Congress gave conservationists from around the globe the chance to share ideas face-to-face.
“WCCA presented a unique opportunity to learn about conservation agriculture innovation beyond North America,” Scanlon said. “We urged attendees to meet new people, make important connections, expand their knowledge and take home new ideas. With the challenges facing us in agriculture and in conservation, being able to share experiences, good and bad, with others is incredibly valuable.”
Platinum sponsors of the Congress were Dow AgroSciences, Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Monsanto, The Mosaic Company and Seed Hawk. Gold Sponsors were Agrium, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Syngenta.
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Bayer CropScience, CropLife Canada and Farm Credit Canada served as Silver Sponsors. Featured as Bronze Sponsors were Canadian Fertilizer Institute; Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases; Ducks Unlimited; DuPont Pioneer; Farm Foundation, NFP; The Fertilizer Institute; The Nature Conservancy; Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture; SaskCanola; the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture, North Dakota Corn Growers Association and Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association also contributed to the WCCA effort. The Farm Journal Media Group and the Glacier Media Group served as exclusive media sponsors for WCCA.
To see the 6th WCCA through the eyes of the participants, visit the WCCA Storify page. For more information on WCCA, the guest speakers and other events that occurred, visit wcca6.org. Presentation and paper abstracts will be posted on ctic.org/WCCA.
The 7th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture will take place in Rosario, Argentina, in 2017.
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