GFO releases early plans for March Classic

Grain Farmers of Ontario is unveiling details for the 2022 March Classic.

The theme, Sowing the Seeds of Opportunity, Innovation, and Tomorrow.

The event will be held on March 22 of next year at RBC Place in London. Registration will be available starting January 4.

The GFO considers the March Classic a premier event for the grain industry in Canada. Each year the event brings together hundreds of grain farmers, agriculture industry supporters and government.

For the event, the Grain Farmers of Ontario plans to host an in-person event with live streaming of speakers for farmer-members and others who wish to attend online. The March Classic 2022 will welcome Sonny Perdue, the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2017-2021, to discuss Canada-U.S. agriculture relations and more.

The March Classic will also host the U.S Farm Report for the first Canadian live taping with host Tyne Morgan, after a successful Canadian panel discussion at the 2021 Virtual March Classic.

And as the event is being planned as an in-person one, the GFO will adhere to public health guidelines and mandates on attendance limits and safety protocols.

“The importance of grain farming in the world continues to grow, especially in light of the economic recovery Canada needs to focus on, food security, and the need to ensure that food production remains sustainable. The 2022 March Classic will explore the opportunities that will shape tomorrow for grain farmers. We are thrilled to plan an in-person event and look forward to connecting with people,” said Victoria Berry, manager of communications.