Early Bird Registration is Still Open

Don’t miss these great programs!

Space is still available for CompactionSmart 2017 being held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Manulife Sportsplex, RIM Park, 2100 University Ave. E. Waterloo.

We have a great line-up of speakers at 2017 FarmSmart Conference program being held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph, Guelph.

Register online for CompactionSmart and FarmSmart events but if you must call to register, please call 1-877-424-1300.  The Agricultural Information Contact Centre (AICC) will assist you.

Check out how others work with Organic Amendments

Making Best Use of Organic Amendments: A Farmer PanelSteven Eastep, Elora
Jim Patton, Alliston; Steve Sickle, St. George

Organic Amendment Options: What’s your Best Fit?Christine Brown, OMAFRA

Why use Organic Amendments? Ask an Agronomist!Why use Organic Amendments? Ask an Agronomist! – Deb Campbell, Agronomy Advantage; Steve Redmond, Hensall District Co-op

Don’t Miss These Crop Sessions at FarmSmart 2017

John Fulton, The Ohio State University on Understanding How Precision Ag Works Regardless of Your Farm Size

Steve Larocque, Three Hills, Alberta on Building A Controlled Traffic Farming System

Mike Starkey, Brownsburg, IN on Using Education and Collaboration to Promote Conservation Farming in an Urban Environment

Deb Campbell, Agronomy Advantage; Melody Robinson, Clark Agri Service; Johanna Burrows, Cargill on  2016 Year In Review, From Record Drought To Record Yields, Learnings And Plans For 2017

James Dyck, OMAFRA on Grain Storage: is it your weakest link?

James Dyck, OMAFRA and Greg Stewart, Maizex Seeds on Crop Residue Management Matters and Starts on the Combine!

Lucas Criswell, Pennsylvania on Lessons Learned About Planting into Lush Green Cover from a Veteran No-tiller

David Shortall, Agronomist, Cargill AgHorizons on Wheat-delivering unique profit in your rotation-An Irish perspective.

Ben Rosser, OMAFRA and Peter Johnson, Real Agriculture on Corn Production Practices for Profit

Horst Bohner, OMAFRA and Hugh Earl UG on Drought Stress and Ontario Soybean Yields: Unravelling the Mystery

Hey Kids – Check out our Youth Program

Join us for a day of educational fun at the University of Guelph! We have an action packed day planned with campus tours, hands on activities and interactive workshops.

Some highlights of the day include:

Bovey Greenhouse Tropical Plant Tour and Photosynthesis Lab

Plant Grafting Lab

Hot Lunch in Peter Clark Hall

Noxious Weed ID Workshop

FarmSmart Guest Speaker – Mark Robinson, Storm Chaser, Weather Network

CompactionSmart Final Program

The CompactionSmart final program is out…..and it’s GREAT!

Compaction is a problem that has “been under the surface for far too long”! CompactionSmart will address the theory and practical management implications of compaction exploring the reasons why, where, when and how it occurs.  Join us to learn from researchers, farmers and specialists from the US and Ontario.

Click the program below for the detailed agenda.

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CompactionSmart is preregistration only, so click here to register so you don’t miss ou!

 

FarmSmart hotel – book by Fri 13Jan for preferred rate!

If you are planning to attend the conference(s) and need accomodation, a block of rooms has been arranged at the Delta Hotels Guelph Conference Centre, 50 Stone Road West, Guelph ON.

Call the hotel at 519-780-3700 and mention FarmSmart to book the preferred rate of $124/night and the reduced partking rate of $7/day.

Or, if you prefer to book online, use this link.

The preferred room rate is only guaranteed until end of day Friday, January 13, so book soon!

 

 

Don’t Miss our Women in Agriculture Speakers at FarmSmart 2017

Working On The World Stage – 2017_nicole_mackellarNicole McKeller, GFO

Hear Nicole share lessons she has learned about earning respect as a young female in male dominated industries. From Canada’s only major league baseball team, to travelling the globe promoting Ontario grains and oilseeds, hear how to earn respect from the toughest critic.

Prioritizing Positive Relationships – 2016_Joanna_Follings_OMAFRA_jpgJoanna Follings, OMAFRA

A personal perspective on the importance of building and maintaining positive relationships and partnerships in both your personal and professional life, and their impact on your success.

Walking the Tightrope017_ Amy_cronin.jpgAmy Cronin, Bluevale

As a passionate agricultural enthusiast, Amy works to balance a large family, a growing farm business on both sides of the border, extensive community involvement and industry leadership. Holding it all together requires energy, a fantastic support system, and a belief in collaborating to make things better.

2017_mark_sandi2017_Amy_Adam.jpgFarming Together and Sharing the Load: Couples Panel –  Sandi & Mark Brock, Staffa; Amy & Adam Petherick, Campbellford

Two couples at different points in their careers, with different approaches to managing joint crop and livestock ventures.  How they make it work and balance the workload.

Check out all our great line-up of speakers at  2017 FarmSmart Conference program.  Register online but if you must call to register, please call 1-877-424-1300. The AICC will assist you.