57h Annual Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week 2023

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week returns for its 57th consecutive year in 2023! This annual conference and tradeshow will be held in-person at the Elmwood Community Centre, or can be livestreamed from your home, between January 4th and 10th 2023.

The conference starts with Beef Day, followed by Dairy, Goat, Sheep, Horse, Ecological and Crops Day. It is a 7-day Agricultural Conference packed with a most impressive and informative line-up of speakers!  

The program will be strong as ever in 2023. Keynote speakers include:

  • On Beef Day (Wed. January 4th), Dr. Jordan Thomas, Cow-Calf Specialist from the University of Missouri, will deliver The ‘Silent Killer’ of Cow-Calf Profitability
  • On Dairy Day (Thurs. January 5th), Mike Hutjens, Ph.D., Professor of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana, will present Strategies with High Feed Prices
  • On Goat and Sheep Days (Fri. January 6th), Dr. Robert Van Saun, Professor and Extension Veterinarian from Pennsylvania State University, will share Understanding Colostrum Quality and Passive Transfer and Pregnancy Toxemia and Milk Fever in Goats & Sheep
  • Sheep Day - Sat. January 7th
  • On Horse Day (Sun. January 8th), Dr. Wendy Pearson, Associate Professor – Equine Physiology from the University of Guelph, will delve into Leaky Gut Syndrome in Horses
  • On Ecological Day (Mon. January 9th), Dr. Vicky Levesque, Research Scientist – Soil Health, with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will explore, Biochar: Ancient “Black Gold” Amendment Method May Improve Agricultural Soil Health of Today
  • On Crops Day (Tues. January 10th): Andrew Pritchard, Senior Meteorologist for Nutrien Ag Solutions, will dig into, Disruptive Weather Patterns in Production Agriculture & Weather Outlook

Many, many more excellent speakers fill out the schedules for each day, as well as panel discussions covering (by order of the day they appear) ROI on Grazing Cover Crops, Robotic Milking Systems: Past, Present and Future, Culling Tips for Goat Farms, Outwintering Sheep, My Must Haves for Horse Management, All About Cover Crops, and The Fourth Crop – Winter Canola, Winter Barley and Edible Beans.

Livestreaming tickets must be pre-purchased online. It is recommended that attendees purchase in-person tickets online as well. For those unable to do so, cash, cheque and debit will be accepted at the door.

Registration Price (online required for livestreaming, recommended for in person attendance):  

All days, in person or livestreamed: $50/day Includes HST or $120 for 3 days.

Livestreamers can purchase the content for the whole week for $180.

Registration includes access to conference content during the 30 day encore access. All attendees can also view 21 bonus presentations following the event.

 In person attendance includes hot roast beef dinner. Goat and Lamb are also served on those respective days.

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week will be held at the Elmwood Community Centre (# 38 Queen St. W.)

The GBFW planning committee would like to thank the generous Premier to Bronze sponsors!!  The full list is on our brochure, or on our website (www.gbfw.ca)


For further information or interviews,
please call Lorie at 519-986-3756, or

email lorie@greyagservices.ca.   

Time: January 4, 2023 at 9am to January 10, 2023 at 5pm

Location: Elmwood Community Centre

Street: (# 38 Queen St. W.), 8 km north of Hanover on County Road #10.

City/Town: Elmwood, ON

Website or Map: http://www.gbfw.ca,

Phone: 519-986-3756 , email: lorie@greyagservices.ca.

Event Type: agricultural, conference