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Profitable Pastures 2019

Time: March 19, 2019 from 10am to 3:30pm
Location: Mount Forest Community Hall
Street: 850 Princess St.
City/Town: Mount Forest
Website or Map: http://www.ontarioforagecounc…
Phone: 877-892-8663
Event Type: conferences
Organized By: Ontario Forage Council
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2019

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The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce our upcoming annual Profitable Pastures 2019.  This years’ theme is:  Pasture Management Above and Below the Ground.  The conference will be held in Mount Forest, at the Mount Forest Community Centre, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  Additionally, remote locations will be added.  Please watch our website for news on these remote locations.  Presentations are CEU accredited.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Carole Lafreniere. Carole has worked in the public sector with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Beef Research Farm in Kapuskasing for 30 years until its closure in 2013. At the Experimental Farm, she worked as a Forage Production and Conservation Research Scientist. Afterwards, she worked at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) as a professor. She developed a forage education program and continued research on pasture and silage conservation for five years. She is presently a retired professor from UQAT, but continues to have interest in northern agricultural development.  

In addition to our keynote speaker, Christine O’Reilly, OMAFRA Forage and Grazier Specialist will kick off the day with Grazing Cover Crops.  Ken Mitchell, a beef producer from Annan, will share his tips on grazing cover crops. Attendees will be treated to the firsthand grazing knowledge from an experienced producer, the 2019 Mapleseed Beef Pasture Award recipient.  Cedric McLeod, Executive Director of the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA), will make a special visit from New Brunswick, to Give the Scoop on CFGA’s Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Program (AGGP).  And finally, also joining us from OMAFRA, Jake Monroe, the Soil Fertility Specialist, will discuss      4 R Stewardship for Forages. 

The cost of this year’s conference is $50, and includes a hot lunch.  Registration deadline is March 18th, 2019.  Registrations will be accepted at the door, but may not include the hot lunch.  Registration is available by phone, or email.  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.

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