Time: March 10, 2020 from 10am to 3pm
Location: Mount Forest Community Centre
Street: 850 Princess St
City/Town: Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L3, Canada
Website or Map: http://www.ontarioforagecounc…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Ontario Forage Council
Latest Activity: Feb 3
The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce our upcoming annual Profitable Pastures 2020. The conference will be held in Mount Forest, at the Mount Forest Community Centre, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. 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 Bill Thomas, of BT Agronomy. During his 30 years of extension service in Nova Scotia, Bill implemented educational forage production programs at the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College, now part of Dalhousie University. His work as a lecturer at Dalhousie continues in the forage and soil management and livestock production courses. He's developed policies on nutrient management, beef development and agricultural awareness. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrology, Agrology Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society of Agronomy and has served on several forage and crop and research committees. In 2011, he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Agronomy, the society’s most distinguished award. Bill was the recipient of the 2019 Canadian Forage and Grassland Association's Leadership Award.
In addition to our keynote speaker, John Molenhuis, OMAFRA Business Analysis Cost Production Specialist, will kick off the day with How to Determine your Cost of Production. Attendees will be treated to a panel with the firsthand knowledge from producers experienced in managing their cost of production. The 2019 Mapleseed Sheep Pasture Award recipients Carrie Woolley/Brett Schuyler will present an overview of their operation, and Christine O’Reilly, the OMAFRA Forage and Grazing Specialist, will round off the day with a presentation on Grass Utilization.
The cost of this year’s conference is $50 and includes a hot lunch. Registration deadline is March 9th, 2020. 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.