Jan. 25 – Southwestern Ontario Ag Calendar

January 27th – Food Safety Workshop
Ridgetown
Ideal for operators of roadside or farmers markets.
Details on the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association website
(www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/workshops-webinars)

January 28th – Kent Pork Producers Association annual meeting
University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus
Registration at 4:30 – meeting at 5

January 28th-31st – Guelph Organic Conference
Includes workshop and tradeshow
Guelph University Centre
www.guelphorganicconf.ca

January 29th – Environmental Farm Plan Workshop
St. Clair Conservation Authority – Strathroy
(Day 2 is February 5th)
Details and registration through the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association website.

February 1st – Information Meeting on the new Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative
1 p.m. – Altidor Room, Quality Inn, Woodstock
Will include an overview and an update on the co-operative’s initial organisation and membership drive

February 1 – Middlesex Pork Producers Annual Meeting
Coldstream Community Hall, Ilderton
Meeting starts at 6 p.m.

February 1 – Poultry Biosecurity Workshop
Woodstock
Details on the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association website
(www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/workshops-webinars)

February 2 – Oxford Pork Producers Annual Meeting
Mt. Elgin Community Centre
5 p.m. meeting – meal to follow

February 2-3 – Precision Agriculture Conference
Theme – ‘Turning Precision Agriculture’s Potential into Profits’
London Best Western Lamplighter Inn
www.farms.com/precisionagriculture

February 3rd – Elgin Pork Producers Annual Meeting
Shedden Keystone Complex
7:30 p.m.

February 4-5 – London Dairy Congress
@ Metroland Media Agriplex, London
Inaugural event
Aims to provide the dairy farmer or farm manager with a one-stop experience for all things dairy.
www.westernfairdistrict.com/londondairycongress

February 9th – Growing Your Farm Profits Workshop
Wyoming Legion, Wyoming
Day 2 is February 16th
Details on the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association website

Marketing Seminars for Grain Farmers of Ontario members
Introducing producers to Options on Futures
Seminars will be led by GFO’s Marty Hibbs
February 9 – Chatham
February 10 – Stratford
February 11 – London
February 25th – Brantford
Pre-registration required
1-800-265-0550 – email mhibbs@gfo.ca – or www.gfo.ca/marketing

February 9-10 – Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association annual meeting
Best Western Lamplighter Inn – London

February 11th – Soil Test CLinic
Brooke-Alvinston Community Centre, Alvinston
Free soil kit for registered participants
RSVC Jessica Van Zwol – 519-245-3710 or email jvanzwol@scrca.on.ca

February 16th – Cattlemen’s College
Sponsored by Zoetis and held in conjunction with Beef Farmers of Ontario’s Annual General Meeting
International Plaza Hotel – 655 Dixon Road – Toronto

February 17th – South Western Ontario Pork Conference
This year’s theme – Paying Attention to Details
At University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus
Register online at www.ridgetownc.com/swopc
or call 1-866-222-9682
Register before Feburary 10th for $25 – $40 at the door

February 17th and 18th – Beef Farmers of Ontario Annual General Meeting
International Plaza Hotel – 655 Dixon Road – Toronto

February 19th – Soil Test Workshop
Woodstock OMAFRA Office
Free for OSCIA members – $25 for non-members
Register: 519-463-9737 or online at www.oscia.wildapricot.org

February 23-24 – Innovative Farmers Annual Conference
Speakers on soil health, cover crops, controlled traffic farming and equipment innovations.
London

February 24th – Poultry Producer Update
Caradoc Community Centre – Mount Brydges
www.poultryindustrycouncil.ca

Feb. 24th – Ontario Goat Annual General Meeting –
Goff Hall in Woodstock.
To register or for more information email info@livestockalliance.ca
February 25th – CAFA’s Focus On Farm Women – Bringing it all together
Guelph
www.cafanet.com or 1-877-474-2871

March 2-4 – Western Fair Farm Show
Western Fair Entertainment Centre, London
www.westernfairdistrict.com/london-farm-show

March 4th – Business Management Course – Food Entrepreneurs: Building Ontario Innovation One Product at a Time
At Barrie Campus of Georgian College
Pre-conference seminars March 3rd.
Put on by the Agri-food Management Institute, Georgiean College, County of Simcoe and OMAFRA

March 9 – Veal Farmers of Ontario Annual General Meeting
Tavistock
To register or for more information email info@livestockalliance.ca

March 11th – Inaugural George Morris AgriFood Plicy Lecture
Cutten Fields, 190 College Avenue East, Guelph
Doctor Richard Barichello on ‘The TPP – Implications For Canada’s Agriculture’
Lecture with Q & A at 1 – panel discussion at 1:30 – FARE Awards at 3:30 – reception at 4
Open to the public – free admission but space is limited
RSVP Debbie Harkies – dharkies@uoguelph.ca

March 22nd – Grain Farmers of Ontario March Classic
This year’s theme – Cultivating Consumer Relationships
London Convention Centre
Those who register before January 31st will be entered to win one of two Good In Every Grain jackets.
www.gfo.ca/MarchClassic
April 6-7 – Canadian Dairy Xpo
Stratford Rotary Complex, Stratford.
9-4 both days
Includes CheeseFest – April 6th – 4-7 p.m.

April 9 – Canadian Meat Goat Association Annual General Meeting
Ancaster Fairgrounds
To register or for more information email tealssausage@optionsdsl.ca

May 18 – CAFA Farm Succession Update
Ajax Convention Centre, Ajax.
An in-depth look at the 3 Circle Model
www.cafanet.com