Remi Schmaltz

Speaker Organization: 
CEO and Co-FOunder, Decisive Farming
ASTech Awards: 

,  Winner,  

2014 Agriculture
Area of Expertise: 
Presentation Topics: 

Precision Agriculture
Big Data on the Farm
Starting a High Growth Business in Alberta

Short Bio: 

A dynamic Ag-Business leader with a true entrepreneurial passion. He has a love of agriculture, technology, sales and marketing. When it comes to knowing the agriculture industry and its history he has a proven track record of success. In 2006, Remi and his brother took over the family Ag-retail (Dynagra) and starting incubating the next technologies in farming. Those services grew to the point that in 2011; they bought the division from the family and launched Decisive Farming. Then in 2012 they sold the family business (DynAgra) to a fortune 500 company, CHS Inc.

The Schmaltz Family has been involved in Ag Business for over 100 years and 4 generations; always leading agriculture to the next level of efficiency and profitability. It all started with the Schmaltz's farming in the late 1800's in the Beiseker area (Alberta). The farm soon evolved into selling short line farm equipment and then Remi's great grand father expanded into a Ford and Massey Harrison farm equipment dealership called Beiseker Motors. Remi's, grand father Felix joined Beiseker Motors and soon found the next innovation on the farm; fertilizer. That side business grew quickly and Felix soon opened Beiseker Agri Services, an Ag-Retail. In the 70's, Remi's father Bruce took over the business and expanded it to 4 locations. Leading to where we are today- leading the charge once again with AgTech.

Geographic Areas: 
Throughout Alberta
Calgary area
Edmonton area
Red Deer area
Southeast, including Lethbridge and Medicine Hat
Northwest, Grande Prairie and area
Northeast, Fort McMurray and area
Speaker Location: 
Irricana , AB