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We are currently in the process of planning #GBFW15.  This will occur Jan 7-13th 2015.  This is a 7 day Ag Conference that takes place in Elmwood, Ontario.  This will be our 49th year!  We have a Beef Day, Goat Day, Dairy Day, Sheep Day, Horse Day, Ecological Day, and Crops Day.  What topics do you think we should cover?  What dynamic speakers have you heard?  Please let us know any of your thoughts.  It really facilitates our planning.

 

Thanks so much for your input! 

 

Lorie

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Maybe Mark Lynas (Eco Day) or Michelle Painchaud for business planning. I had a great time there this year hopefully the Weather cooperates next year for Beef day.

Thanks Josh for the suggestions.  I will look for more info on those people and if I have any more questions, I will contact you!  I hope we have better weather next year too!  GBFW14 caused me enough grey hairs - don't need more weather issues in GBFW15!  Take care!

Beef Day- A Canadian Young Leaders delegate (young speakers bring youth to events. Would be interesting to hear an 'update' from one of the Ontario delegates)

Dairy Day- Hoof health topics

Horse Day- Hoof health topics

Ecological Day- possibly cover something about endangered species or conserving watersheds around farm land

Crops Days- Philip Shaw (market outlook)

These are just some ideas! Please contact me if you need anymore help with ideas or planning GBFW15!

Thanks Kelsey.  Great ideas!!  

Do you have a speaker in mind regarding hoof health for Dairy day?

Thanks again!!

Lorie

Hi Kelsey.  In going through the notes that I have collected since January, I had your name down as a potential speaker.  What topics might you be interested in speaking to?

Lorie

Kelsey Banks said:

Beef Day- A Canadian Young Leaders delegate (young speakers bring youth to events. Would be interesting to hear an 'update' from one of the Ontario delegates)

Dairy Day- Hoof health topics

Horse Day- Hoof health topics

Ecological Day- possibly cover something about endangered species or conserving watersheds around farm land

Crops Days- Philip Shaw (market outlook)

These are just some ideas! Please contact me if you need anymore help with ideas or planning GBFW15!

Hi Lorie, I would love to be a speaker at GBFW15! I would be interested in speaking about topics such as:

- speaking to the public about agriculture

- marketing strategies for fruit and vegetable farmers

- how to effectively promote agriculture

Let me know if these are okay. 

Thanks,

Kelsey

Hi Lorie, we have participated as an exhibitor in previous GBFW.

We would like to participate as a speaker at GBFW15.  We would be interested in speaking about various Risk Management Strategies for farms and agribusiness.  We can build it around topics like business stability with complex insurance coverage like equipment breakdown, business interruption, actual loss sustained, heat prostration and loss prevention.  There is more to insurance than just rebuilding a building in the event of a fire.  Each type of farming is very unique and we can built the presentation towards a specific type of farming. 

Eric Lund, soil sensing and mapping equipment designer, very knowledgable when it comes to gaining advantages in seed rates, fertilizer rates etc. based on soil results

Thanks so much Paul!  Great idea.  I will take it to my committee next week!  

Again, thank you!

Lorie

Any interest in discussing farmers insurance? Am a Registered Insurance Broker over 25 yrs specializing in farm & agri-business.

Thanks Sharon.  We have touched on this topic on and off.  I will keep your name on file as a potential speaker.  Thank you!!

Lorie

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