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Grey Bruce Farmer's Week

Time: January 7, 2015 at 9am to January 13, 2015 at 4pm
Location: Elmwood Community Centre
Street: 38 Queen St. W
City/Town: Elmwood
Website or Map: https://www.google.ca/maps/pl…
Phone: (519)986-3756
Event Type: agricultural, conference
Organized By: Grey Bruce Farmers' Week
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2014

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Event Description

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week (GBFW) 2015 is a 7 day Agricultural Conference packed with a most impressive and informative line-up of speakers! It will run from  January 7th to January 13th.

Panels include:

On Beef Day, many of the presenters from the day’s program will review How to Drive Profitability.

On Dairy Day, three producers will share their perspective on Bedding Options.

On Goat Day, one dairy goat producer, and one meat goat producer will share a Virtual Farm Tour.

On Sheep Day, three sheep producers will discuss Pasture Management.

On Ecological Day, three producers will give the highlights of their Organic/Ecological Farm Operations.

On Crops Day there are two panels. Two producers and one agribusiness rep will review Precision Agriculture - Making it Pay.  In the afternoon, three agronomists will duke it out during the Production Pundits Q & A Session.

Here’s a glimpse of some of the featured keynote speakers and presentations:

On Beef Day Jason Calhoun, originally from Bruce County, now from Swalwell Alberta, will deliver Feeding for Tomorrow.  Also, Aaron Goertzen, Economist, BMO Capital Markets will dig into, Canadian Cattle & Beef Industry: The Big Picture.

On Dairy Day, Dr. Trevor DeVries, Associate Professor, University of Guelph, will be sharing his expertise about Using Technology to Monitor Behaviour and Identify Illness in Dairy Cattle.

On Goat Day, Dr. Richard Erhardt, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist from Michigan State University will share, Improving Whole Farm Forage Utilization for Sheep and Goat Production.

On Sheep Day, Dr. Richard Erhardt will be speaking twice. In the morning he will present, Improving Whole Farm Forage Utilization for Sheep and Goat Production. In the afternoon he will discuss, Optimal Nutrition Management Targets for the Transition Ewe: Lessons Learned in the Lab and the Field.

On Horse Day, Constable Terry Russel, Police Community Relations, Royal Canadian Mounted Police will reflect on A Day in Red Serge. Get prepared for the goose bumps when Trina Maus, Owner, Maus Equestrian Consulting, presents, Getting Back in the Saddle, Overcoming Challenges. Lindsay Grice, will cap off our day with Thinking Like a Horse: Beyond the Round Pen and into the Show Ring.

The Equine Youth Program looks outstanding again this year. It will once again consist of all interactive material. The youth will be making Bit Warmers. They will also have the opportunity to interact with three of the upstairs speakers. Youth 10 years and older are asked to bring bits for one of the activities. Two Youth Champions will be highlighted: Alexa Ellingwood and Kate Wedde.

Ecological Day’s Tony McQuail, Farmer/Certified Educator, Meeting Place Organic Farm/Holistic Management International, will provide his expertise about Holistic Grazing. In the afternoon, GBFW is pleased that Michael Freiesleben, McLellan Industries Ltd will dig into, Harnessing the Power of Soil Biology.

On Crops Day, the weather whisperer, Evelyn Browning Garriss, Editor and Author, Browning Media, LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, will deliver information about everyone’s favourite topic, El Niño, the Twisted Atlantic and the Effect on Global Agriculture. Philip Shaw from Philip Shaw Farms Inc., will reflect on Grain Markets in 2015: The Road Ahead.

For more info, please refer to the detailed list of bios, topics and agendas for each day listed on www.greyagservices.ca

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week will be held at the Elmwood Community Centre (# 38 Queen St. W.), 8 km north of Hanover on County Road #10.

Registration Price (at door): Beef, Dairy, Goat, Sheep, Ecological, and Crops Days $25 Horse Day $20 adults, $10 youth  No Pre-registration is required.

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