Jan. 25th – Midwestern Ontario Agricultural Calendar

January 27th – Huron-Perth Pork Producers annual meeting
Clinton Legion – 95 Kirk Street, Clinton
5:30 p.m. start – meal at 6 – meeting at 7
Guest speakers: Dr. Leigh Rosengren on Antimicrobial Resistance
& Martin Rice on Trade
519-482-8630 or 482-7362
dykstrafarms2010@gmail.com / mkroes@tcc.on.ca

January 27th – Ontario Canola Growers Annual Meeting
Nottawasaga Inn
9-3
Keynote speaker – Rob Saik with AgriTrend

January 28th – Grey-Bruce Pork Producers Annual Meeting
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Neustadt
Meeting starts at 6 p.m.

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

January 29th – Waterloo and Wellington/Dufferin Pork Producers Annual Meeting
FLoradale Mennonite Church, Floradale
Registration at 11:30 – Lunch at noon – meeting to follow

February 1st – Information Meetings on the new Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative
1 p.m. – Altidor Room, Quality Inn, Woodstock
7 p.m. – Elmwood Community Centre, Elmwood.
(Also a meeting February 4th in Lindsay)
Will include an overview and an update on the co-operative’s initial organisation and membership drive

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 – Climate Change round the World and in Grey Bruce
Grey County Ag Services in Markdale
1:30-3:30
$10 per person
519-986-3756 to register

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 – Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario Policy Tour
Perth County
Vecky’s International Cuisine, 245 Main Street East, Listowel
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
www.christianfarmers.org

February 9-10 – Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association annual meeting
Best Western Lamplighter Inn – London
www.oscia.wildapricot.org

Marketing Seminars for Grain Farmers of Ontario members
Introducing producers to Options on Futures
Seminars will be led by GFO’s Marty Hibbs
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 11th – Christian Farmers Federation of Agriculture 2016 Policy Tour – Huron County
OMAF Office – Clinton
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Includes lunch
Contact distribt board members for more information.
482-3083 / 482-7362

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 16th – Heartland Region’s Soil Workshop
Featuring Frank Gibbs
Listowel Agricultural Hall
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Register by February 12th
www.oscia.wildapricot.org/events
or 519-820-2358

February 17th – Poultry Producer Update
Mount Forest Community Centre
www.poultryindustrycouncil.ca

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

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

February 26th – Sowing Seeds: A European Perspective
1-3 p.m. at the Brodhagen Community Centre in West Perth
Farmers from Germany and France will share experiences on seed laws, trade and farm policies
Hosted by the Perth/Oxford National Farmers Union Local 341
For information call 519-349-2448
(email aslater@quadro.net or jbrady@hay.net)

March 2nd – The Value of Marginal Land
Grey Agricultural Services, Markdale
10-3
$20 per person
519-986-3756 to register

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 ty the Agri-food Management Institute, Georgiean College, County of Simcoe and OMAFRA

March 5th – Beef Herd Health Course
Grey Ag Services, Markdale
10:30-4
$25 per person
Call 519-986-3756 to register

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

March 16th – Practical Tips On Raising Goats
Grey Ag Services, Markdale
1-3:30
$10 per person
Call 519-986-3756 to register

March 29th – Soil Insect ID Workshop
Grey Ag Services, Markdale
1:30-3:30
$10 per peson
Call 519-986-3756 to register

March 31st – Horse Health Night
Grey Ag Services, Markdale
7:30-9:30 p.m.
$10 per person
Call 519-986-3756 to register

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