Farming and Agritech up for discussion


On March 6, Chatham-Kent Economic Development and WEtech Alliance are hosting a public event called TeCK Night Chatham-Kent 4: The Future of Connected Farming and Agritech.

The event will take place at McGrail Farm Equipment on 23550 Prince Albert Rd. in Chatham from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

 In the coming years, smart farming is projected to create a massive impact on the agricultural economy by bridging the gap between small and large-scale businesses. From smart AI drones in the field, to robots in greenhouses, a growing number of farmers are adopting digital technology, automation, and data-driven innovations.

In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from agritech leaders on new innovations in the industry. The agenda for the evening has a selection of topics and speakers, including:

Overview of Agriculture in CK – Kim Cooper, Lead Agricultural Expert, Chatham-Kent Economic Development Officer.

Innovation and Technology in the Cannabis Industry – Greg Gawne, Senior VP of Business Development, Agmedica.

Innovation in the Field – Jamie McGrail, Integrated Solutions Manager, McGrail Farm Equipment.

Agriculture and Advanced Manufacturing – Geoff Wright, Lead Manufacturing Expert, Chatham-Kent Economic Development.

Support for your Agritech Business – Yvonne Pilon, President/CEO, WEtech Alliance.

The night will feature an advanced look at upcoming technology plus a unique opportunity to network with the Chatham-Kent tech community and hear from local tech leaders in a fun and informal farm-side chat.

Space is still available to register for this free event, but is limited due to space. For more information, visit




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