Time: February 28, 2017 from 9am to 3:30pm
Location: Mount Forest Community Centre
Street: 850 Princess St.
City/Town: Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L3
Website or Map: http://ontarioforagecouncil.c…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Ontario Forage Council
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2017
The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce our upcoming annual Profitable Pastures 2017, this years’ theme is: Grazing Management, Proven Success! Can It Work on My Farm? The conference will be held in Mount Forest, at the Mount Forest Community Centre, on Tuesday, February 28th. Additionally, remote locations will be added. Please watch our website for news on these remote locations. Presentations are CEU accredited.
This years’ keynote speaker is Dr. Jason Rowntree, an Associate Professor in Animal Science at Michigan State University. Dr. Rowntree will give two presentations; Upper Midwest Grass Finishing, and Grazing Management to Increase Production and Lower Cost.
In addition to our keynote speaker, a rep from BFO will kick off the day with a Northern Cow Herd Expansion Update. Doug Yungblut will discuss his latest area of study: The profitability of grazing beef cows versus cash cropping in southern Ontario. Attendees will also be treated to the firsthand knowledge from sheep producer Vince Stutzski, as well as Mapleseed’s 2017 Beef Pasture Award Winner (TBA). These producers will share information about their operations, as well as participate in the producer panel.
The cost of this years’ conference is $40, and includes a hot roast beef lunch. Books of 10 tickets are available to treat customers, or staff. Registration deadline is February 24th, registrations will be accepted at the door, but may not include the hot roast beef lunch. Registration is available by phone, or mail. Visa and Mastercard accepted by phone. Please make cheques payable to the Ontario Forage Council.
Tradeshow and sponsorship opportunities are still available for this conference. Profitable Pastures is an excellent way to advertise your business to your target audience, as well as show your support for the grazing community.
For more information on sponsorship/tradeshow opportunities, or to register please contact:
Ontario Forage Council
Patricia Ellingwood, Executive Assistant
Phone: (519) 986-1484, or 1-877-892-8663
Po Box 463