Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Field Crops Tour – September 7th, 2016

Join other interested farmers and advisors on a tour of Subsurface Drip Irrigation installations for grain crop production. After one of the driest growing seasons on record, are you wondering what options there are to manage through anticipated future droughts? Tour 3 installations that show the potential of these systems to mitigate the impacts of dry weather on crop production potential!  Pdf of program

Date: September 7th, 2016

Time:  1:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Arrive 1pm at Judge Farms, 97 Windham Road 9, La Salette (42.892686, – 80.499290), for the first part of the tour to view a row crop installation. At approximately 2:30, you will travel on your own to Vanden Bussche Irrigation in Delhi (about 20 min away), for more info and to view technical equipment and SDI installation.  There will also be a Q&A with 4 farmers currently using SDI for field crop production, and famer ingenuity in these installations will be discussed. The tour will wrap up at 4:30 at Vanden Bussche Irrigation.

Cost:  Free, Pre-registration only, Space is limited

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Dates for 2016 and 2017 FarmSmart Events

The FarmSmart Committee has started working on FarmSmart Expo Field day and FarmSmart 2017 Conference. 

Mark your calendars now for FarmSmart Expo, Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Elora Research Station and FarmSmart Conference 2017, Saturday, January 21, 2017 for being held Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph, Guelph.

Keep checking the website for the agenda & registration details on these great agronomic and diagnostic days you have come to expect from FarmSmart.

Thank you for making FarmSmart and YieldSmart a Success

A huge thank you to all sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, volunteers and attendees for making this year’s YieldSmart and FarmSmart so successful.  Copies of presentations will soon be posted on the website.

Please also be on the lookout for our feedback survey which will appear in your email inbox. Your feedback will help make next year’s event even better.

Registration Phone Number 1-877-424-1300

Oops!  In all of our hard work putting together a GREAT program, we made a mistake….

The brochure sent out in the Ontario Farmer January 5, 2016 issue has the wrong phone for the Agricultural Information Contact Centre (AICC).  The correct number is 1-877-424-1300.

We strongly encourage online registration for FarmSmart events at, but if you must call to register, please call 1-877-424-1300. The AICC will assist you.

Our most sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by this error!


YieldSmart 2016 program is available

YieldSmart Program  Brochure 2016 pdf

YieldSmart 2016 – Optimizing Your Crop Production System will be held at the Manulife Sportsplex at RIM Park in Waterloo, 2100 University Ave. E. on Friday, January 22, 2016.

Register and learn about optimizing profit from your farming operation and how you can continue to improve your productivity by working toward enhanced soil health and resiliency in spite of the weather.  FarmSmart is offering a full day, in-depth workshop lead by Jerry Hatfield, Laboratory Director and Supervisory Plant Physiologist, US Department of Agriculture.

The brochure sent out in the Ontario Farmer January 5, 2016 issue will have the wrong phone for the Agricultural Information Contact Centre (AICC).  The correct number is 1-877-424-1300.