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FarmSmart Conference with Beef Symposium

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FarmSmart Conference with Beef Symposium

Time: January 19, 2013 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph
Street: University of Guelph
City/Town: Guelph
Website or Map: http://www.uoguelph.ca/farmsm…
Event Type: conference, farmsmart
Organized By: FarmSmart Organizing Committee
Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2013

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Event Description

Join your neighbours at one of the industry's premier agriculture showcase and learning opportunities! Last year over 1000 people attended the 2012 FarmSmart Conference w/Beef Symposium. Make sure you don't miss out on the 2013 opportunity!

Something for the whole family! Come on Friday to take in the CornSmart program in the Guelph area, book a hotel, stay overnight and then everyone can find something to interest them on the program agenda. A perfect farm family getaway!

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Comment by Joe Dales on January 15, 2013 at 11:36pm

DYNAMIC YOUTH PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 FARMSMART CONFERENCE

 

(GUELPH) – Organizers have assembled a spectacular fun-filled agenda for the always-popular Youth Program at

this year’s FarmSmart Conference with Beef Symposium, including an opportunity to tour the Ontario Veterinary

College and the zero-gravity laboratory.

YOUTH PROGRAM SESSIONS INCLUDE

"Leading-edge agriculture technologies" with Greg Kitching and Steve Reynolds

"Leadership in agriculture" with Rob Murray

"Don't put off until tomorrow!" with Rita Emmett, an award-winning author

FUN TOURS AROUND THE CAMPUS, NOT TO BE MISSED!

Scavenger hunt around the campus--always a lot of fun!

Tour of the Ontario Veterinary College (a first for our FarmSmart Youth Program!)

Tour of the Controlled-Environment Systems Research Facility (the zero-gravity lab)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


Cost: $30, includes lunch and refreshments.

The program is fully chaperoned.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register

Advance registration closes on Thursday, January 17, 2013 (4 pm by telephone, midnight through online

registration).

For online registrations visit www.oscia.cloverpad.org (select “FarmSmart Conference with Beef  Symposium”) or call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.

Walk-in registrations on the day of the event will be accepted.

Participants are asked to meet at the west doors of the Rozanski Hall foyer (signs will be posted) at 8:45 am.

Participants are asked to dress warmly as they will be moving about the campus. Coats, boats, hats and mitts may be necessary, weather depending.

All participants must complete at Parental Permission Form. A downloadable copy of the form is available at www.ghscia.com (Search “Youth”). This form must be completed for all participants under the age of 18. Please bring completed form with you on the day of the event.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION


Website: www.uoguelph.ca/farmsmart/conference

Website: www.ghscia.com (Search "FarmSmart")

 

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