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SOUTHWEST AGRICULTURAL CONFERENCE

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SOUTHWEST AGRICULTURAL CONFERENCE

Time: January 4, 2017 at 9am to January 5, 2017 at 4pm
Location: Ag Business Centre, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus
Street: 120 Main Street East
City/Town: Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0
Website or Map: https://www.southwestagconfer…
Phone: 519-674-1500 x63596, 1-866-222-9682
Event Type: ag, conferance
Organized By: OntAG Admin
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2017

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Event Description

TRADITION MEETS INNOVATION

Sessions

1. The "Right" to Farm??

Social License. What is it? How do we get it? Why do we need it? What you can DO!

John Kolk, Comrie Farms

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2. You WANT Soil Organic Matter!

You WANT it, and you NEED it! But how do you GET it? What are the practices that really deliver that mother-load of black gold? Kate knows, and the answers may surprise you. Learn how to "make" organic matter.

Dr. Kate Congreves, University of Guelph

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3. FRANK Talk

From TIm Horton's to Twitter, we need to talk up Agriculture. The tips, tricks and techniques to spread our good word.

Lyndsey Smith, Farm and Food Care, Real Agriculture
Amy Matheson, Farm and Food Care, Lochalsh Holsteins

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4. Better Land Leases

Improving farmland rental agreements to benefit landlords, tenants and the soil.

Melisa Luymes, Farm and Food Care

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5. Safety on the Road

Practical solutions to be safe AND legal when moving farm equipment on today's busy roads.

Ken Nixon, Ain Lea Farms Inc.
Nick Stokman, NPS Poultry Farms

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6. Seed Treatment Pesticide Drift

The neonic issue comes down to a pesticide drift problem at planting. How it happens, and how to fix it for the future.

Dr. Art Schaafsma, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus

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7. 7 for 17

Seven key concepts to improve productivity in 2017.

Greg Stewart, Maizex
Dr. Dave Hooker, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus

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8. Strip Till Answers

Learning how to be more efficient and more productive with less tillage!

Peter Johnson, Agronomist, Real Agriculture

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9.  Record Breaking Wheat

The "How To" to repeat and beat 2016's record wheat yields.

Phil Needham, Needham Ag Technologies

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10. Northern Exposure

A wealth of productive and affordable land? Farming opportunities in Northern Ontario.

Terry Phillips, Co-op Régionale
Will Runnalls, Thornloe

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11. Tillage Tactics

New tillage tools or old standby's? Perfect tillage is VERY elusive. From cool new options to the tried and true. Greg and Al talk options with the growers making this equipment work.

Greg Stewart, Maizex
Alan McCallum, McCallum Agronomic Services

and many more.

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