from the

SouthWest Agricultural Conference!


Thank you for making our 25th Anniversary conference a HUGE success!


The conference sold out in record time, the Taste of Ontario Reception was excellent, our feature speakers were amazing, and our auction with Jon Montgomery raised $700 for 4-H (Thanks Bob Thirlwall and Dekalb Canada!). Ridgetown Campus recognized 5 outstanding young female scholars in recognition of 25 years of SWAC. Sessions were packed full with an incredible amount of information, and many growers calling it the “best conference yet”.


A conference like this rarely comes off without a glitch, and we apologize for having to turn some people away from full rooms, cold walks in from the parking lot, and any slippery floors that you encountered (but what a job staff did to keep things mopped up!). Of particular note, we apologize to anyone that attended the “Top Business Management” session for the inappropriate language that occurred. This decidedly is not the professionalism that we strive for at this conference.


Meanwhile, MARK YOUR CALENDARS: planning is already well underway for January 3rd and 4th, 2019 for #SWAC19! We hope to see you there!


On Behalf of the SWAC Committee

Peter Johnson

Program Co-Chair

Adam Hayes,

Conference Co-Chair

SouthWest Agricultural Conference

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