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FarmSmart Conference and Beef Symposium

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FarmSmart Conference and Beef Symposium

Time: January 21, 2012 all day
Location: Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph
City/Town: Guelph
Website or Map: http://www.uoguelph.ca/farmsm…
Phone: Anne Howden Thompson: 905-873-6811 or goldenhorseshoe.scia@rogers.com
Event Type: conference
Organized By: joint project of the Golden Horseshoe and Heartland Regional Soil and Crop Improvement OMAFRA and U of Guelph OAC
Latest Activity: Jan 11, 2012

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Event Description

Throughout the daylong event conference delegates will be able to custom design their agenda from the over 50

sessions topics focusing on business, livestock, field crops, energy and the environment, computer applications,

global perspectives and general agricultural themes. Sessions run concurrently through the six time slots, with

delegates convening for the afternoon keynote address of special guest speaker Guido Hoener, editor of top

agrar, Germany ’s leading monthly farm magazine (circulation approximately 112,000 copies) who will headline as

the conference keynote speaker.

Other international speakers confirmed include: Ken Ferrie, an independent consultant and co-founder of Crop-

Tech Consulting in Illinois ; and Virgil Robinson, an outstanding fundamental and technical analyst with over 35

years experiences whose analysis of commodity market activity is highly regarded on the national American

speaking circuit.

Leland (Lee) Leachman of Leachman Cattle, in Colorado is the keynote speaker for the Beef Symposium, held in

conjunction with the FarmSmart Conference, speaking on “The Ten Game Changers for Livestock Production in

2020.” Leachman Cattle is respected worldwide as a leader in objective selection criteria and composite cattle


FarmSmart Conference program inquiries:

Ian McDonald: 519-239-3473 or ian.mcdonald@ontario.ca

Julia Whalen: 905-299-5077 or cattleco@zing-net.ca

Beef Symposium program inquires:

Brian Pogue: 519-820-4175 or brian.pogue@ontario.ca


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