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March Classic 2019

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March Classic 2019

Time: March 19, 2019 from 7:15am to 9pm
Location: London Convention Centre
City/Town: London, Ontario
Phone: 1-800-265-0550
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Grain Farmers of Ontario
Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2019

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MARCH CLASSIC 2019 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Register Today and Qualify for an Early Bird Draw

To register, please visit:http://gfo.ca/marchclassic.

Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, has opened registration for the 2019 March Classic – Growing momentum, Grain Farmers of Ontario's annual conference for farmers and industry.

The March Classic is the largest grain-focused conference in Eastern Canada, bringing together more than 700 farmers, government and agriculture industry leaders from across Ontario. The conference will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Anyone who pre-registers by Thursday, January 31, will be entered into an early bird draw.

2019‘s theme is Growing momentum and this year’s conference will feature speakers who are growing momentum for their own businesses and who celebrate Canada‘s growth, its unique identity and its global reputation.

Speakers at this year‘s March Classic include:
Rick Mercer, Host of the Canadian Iconic television show, The Rick Mercer Report for 15 years and author of Rick Mercer Final Report. (Keynote session hosted in partnership with Corteva Agriscience ™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont)
The Honourable Peter MacKay, Canada‘s former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defense, Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Jennifer Moss, Co-founder of Plasticity Labs, Author, and 2016 Canadian Business Innovator of the Year

The March Classic features over 70 exhibitors from across Ontario, including equipment, seed, and agriculture retail companies. This year, evening entertainment will be provided by The Painchaud Family Show, a family of multi-instrumentalists that deliver a highly creative and talented performance.

The 2019 conference will be held at the London Convention Centre in London, Ontario. Those that pre-register by Thursday, January 31 will be entered to win an early bird draw for a Good in Every Grain prize. 

To skip lines at the conference, pre-registered attendees can pick up name tags and meal tickets on the 2nd floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton on Monday, March 18 from 7 to 9 pm during the Welcome Reception, sponsored by SGS Agriculture and Food. •

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