Day 1 - Session Times & Locations

Location/Time 9:00 - 9:50 10:00 - 10:50 11:00 - 11:50 12:00 - 12:50 2:10 - 3:00 3:10 - 4:00 4:10 - 5:00
Livestock
Pavilion
38) Soybean Management 9) Marketing Mayhem 35) Making Wheat Work 34) BIG Corn! 29) Super Soybean Secrets 28) MAKE WAR! (On Resistance) 1) Production Pundits
Agronomy
Classroom B34/B35
31) Soils 101 30) The Power of Potash 23) Dueling with Disease 41) Beyond the Hype 26) New Pest Problems? 12) What's That Smell? 13) Blast from the Past
Agronomy
Lecture Theatre 137
44) Capturing Carbon 8) Perception is Reality 25) Soil Microbiomes Matter 21) Planting Corn Right 36) Rotation Rules! 27) Digital Agronomy 35) Making Wheat Work
Agronomy
Classroom 127
27) Digital Agronomy 4) Real Corn Growers 6) Adaptive Tillage 12) What's That Smell? 39) Farming for Carbon 6) Adaptive Tillage 30) The Power of Potash
Agronomy
Classroom 126
20) Managing Resistant Weeds 39) Farming for Carbon 3) 2019: Unprecedented! 42) Mastering Multi-Species 3) 2019: Unprecedented! 23) Dueling with Disease 11) Wacky Weather
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 102
24) Tissue Testing Turmoil 22) Booming Blockchain 43) Making Cents of Organic Amendments 17) Avoiding Tank Mix Errors 17) Avoiding Tank Mix Errors 33) Dealing with DON  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 110
15) Rules of the Road 2) Hour of Innovation 18) Keeping Great Help 14) Grappling with Grain Storage 24) Tissue Testing Turmoil 5) Winning with Winter Canola  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 111
19) Organic Opportunities 37) The Future of Seed 13) Blast from the Past 10) Who's Taking Over? 16) Terrific Tires 44) Capturing Carbon  
Rural Development Centre
Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
21) Planting Corn Right 32) Pimp My Planter 11) Wacky Weather 40) Soybean Weed Control 7) Five Mistakes of Marketing 4) Real Corn Growers 36) Rotation Rules!

Day 2 - Session Times & Locations

Location/Time 9:00 - 9:50 10:00 - 10:50 11:00 - 11:50 12:00 - 12:50 2:10 - 3:00 3:10 - 4:00 4:10 - 5:00
Livestock
Pavilion
3) 2019: Unprecedented! 34) BIG Corn! 29) Super Soybean Secrets 25) Soil Microbiomes Matter 9) Marketing Mayhem 27) Digital Agronomy 1) Production Pundits
Agronomy
Classroom B34/B35
41) Beyond the Hype 2) Hour of Innovation 16) Terrific Tires 12) What's That Smell? 2) Hour of Innovation 42) Mastering Multi-Species 22) Booming Blockchain
Agronomy
Lecture Theatre 137
35) Making Wheat Work 28) MAKE WAR! (On Resistance) 21) Planting Corn Right 7) Five Mistakes of Marketing 34) BIG Corn! 29) Super Soybean Secrets 25) Soil Microbiomes Matter
Agronomy
Classroom 127
6) Adaptive Tillage 31) Soils 101 32) Pimp My Planter 36) Rotation Rules! 4) Real Corn Growers 32) Pimp My Planter 26) New Pest Problems?
Agronomy
Classroom 126
7) Five Mistakes of Marketing 42) Mastering Multi-Species 40) Soybean Weed Control 38) Soybean Management 30) The Power of Potash 5) Winning with Winter Canola 8) Perception is Reality
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 102
19) Organic Opportunities 17) Avoiding Tank Mix Errors 11) Wacky Weather 43) Making Cents of Organic Amendments 39) Farming for Carbon 15) Rules of the Road  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 110
10) Who's Taking Over? 14) Grappling with Grain Storage 10) Who's Taking Over? 14) Grappling with Grain Storage 24) Tissue Testing Turmoil 43) Making Cents of Organic Amendments  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 111
15) Rules of the Road 13) Blast from the Past 37) The Future of Seed 22) Booming Blockchain 18) Keeping Great Help 19) Organic Opportunities  
Rural Development Centre
Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
23) Dueling with Disease 8) Perception is Reality 44) Capturing Carbon 33) Dealing with DON 26) New Pest Problems? 20) Managing Resistant Weeds 37) The Future of Seed

Session Name

Presenter

1. Production Pundits

Your favourite trio is back! Bring your questions to create an argument, or stump these experts in what is always an infotaining session!
Peter Johnson, Agronomist, Real Agriculture, Pat Lynch, Independent Agronomist, Peter Gredig, AgNition Inc - Moderator

2. Hour of Innovation

There is no end to the ideas growers have! Martin and Ryan discuss their top on farm successes and failures.
Martin Derks, Derks Elevator Inc., Ryan Marshall, Marshall's Farms

3. 2019: Unprecedented!

Three top agronomists discuss learnings from a year that challenged even the most seasoned experts!
Johanna Lindeboom, Clark Agri Service, Blair Freeman, Pioneer, Chuck Belanger, Maizex Seeds Inc.,

4. Real Corn Growers

These Ontario growers are pushing the bar on corn yields! Their strategies and ideas on how you too can become a real corn grower!
Mike Strang, Strang Family Ag Innovations, Jeff Cook, Mapleview Farms, Andrea & Adrian Donkers, A & A Farms

5. Winning with Winter Canola

Winter canola might be that elusive fourth crop in the rotation we have hoped for. The do's and don'ts of adding it to your farming lineup.
Dr. Eric Page, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Meghan Moran, OMAFRA

6. Adaptive Tillage

When the weather goes wrong, use every tool available! Three top growers discuss the shifting gears to manage tough spring conditions.
Josh Boersen, Bradi Farms, Matt Beischlag, Beischlag Farms Ltd., Harry Biermans, Biermans Farms Ltd.

7. Five Mistakes of Marketing

Great marketing is not predicting prices! Discover how to eliminate the most common marketing mistakes.
Ed Usset, University of Minnesota

8. Perception is Reality

Who is the average Canadian consumer and how can you draw them into your story?
Kelly Daynard, Farm and Food Care Ontario

9. Marketing Mayhem

Putting together a solid marketing strategy given the current realities of the global grain market.
Stephen Kell

10. Who's Taking Over?

Using a totally innovative approach, James has supported, encouraged and built partnerships with a new generation of farmers that are not his family!
James McKinlay, Silver Springs Farms

11. Wacky Weather

What's next?! The lastest on weather patterns, climate trends, and the impact on your operation.
Dr. Jeff Andresen, Michigan State University

12. What's That Smell?

The complete story behind Cannabis (yes, Cannabis!). The opportunities and the challenges ahead.
Bill MacDonald, Niagara College

13. Blast from the Past

Explore the past of our agricultural landscape by taking a trip back to the pre-settlement era.
Larry Cornelis, Wallaceburg, Ontario

14. Grappling with Grain Storage

High moistures, low test weights, fines, aeration. Top tips on keeping your grain in perfect condition.
Peter Archer, Maizeing Acres Inc., Shawn Schill, Shawridge Farms

15. Rules of the Road

Moving down the road can be scary, both for you and the "other guy". Safety, size, speed, SMV signs and more.
Matthew Mitchell, MTO

16. Terrific Tires

IF, VF, CTIS: tire technology is changing! Getting the most out of your tires, with the least possible compaction.
Mike Hryhorchuk, Michelin

17. Avoiding Tank Mix Errors

Jason and Mike show pitfalls and common mistakes to avoid having "jello" in your sprayer tank.
Dr. Jason Deveau, OMAFRA, Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA

18. Keeping Great Help

Finding and keeping labour is challenging! A discussion on farm employee management and its impact on the farm.
Marlene Paibomesai, OMAFRA, Mark Ferguson, OMAFRA

19. Organic Opportunities

After 18 years of organic production, Dean talks economics, pitfalls, unique equipment and prospects for the future.
Dean Martin, Harrow Organic Farms Ltd.

20. Managing Resistant Weeds

The latest Ontario data on managing the constantly expanding list of resistant weeds.
Dr. Peter Sikkema, U of G, Ridgetown Campus

21. Planting Corn Right

200% of normal rainfall in May! These Ontario corn experts run through lessons learned in 2019 on how to fight the mud (or drought) and still have an amazing corn crop.
Ben Rosser, OMAFRA, Greg Stewart, Maizex Seeds Inc., Chad Anderson, Anderson Agronomy

22. Booming Blockchain

Inside Blockchain and how it might shape the future of agricultural supply chains and marketing.
Rory O'Sullivan, CEO of Grain Discovery

23. Dueling with Disease

Tools and strategies for battling today's toughest, newest, and always evolving diseases.
Dr. Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky, Albert Tenuta, OMAFRA

24. Tissue Testing Turmoil

Tissue testing is all the rage! What's real, what isn't, and how to move forward.
Jack Legg, SGS Agri-Food Labs, Chris Roelands, Honeyland Ag Services

25. Soil Microbiomes Matter

Soil microbiomes are critical for a healthy soil, and yet are barely understood. Learn more about this complex soil network and how to support it.
Dr. Lori Phillips, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

26. New Pest Problems?

Resistant corn earworm and European corn borer?! Old pests are new again, and new management is essential! What can we do to delay it or is it too late?
Dr. Dominic Reisig, N. Carolina State University, Dr. Jocelyn Smith, U of G, Ridgetown Campus

27. Digital Agronomy

What causes all the variability in your field, and how can you manage it? Learn how digital tools can be increase profitability and reduce environmental impacts.
Dr. Bruno Basso, Michigan State University

28. MAKE WAR! (On Resistance)

With a decade of fighting resistant "superweeds" in Mississippi, Willard shows what you need to do TODAY to win this war!
Willard Jack, Silent Shade Planting Co., Belzoni Mississippi

29. Super Soybean Secrets

How do growers like Randy Dowdy reach 190 bu/ac soybeans? Larry tried Randy's recipe, and has sorted out what works and what probably doesn't.
Dr. Larry Purcell, University of Arkansas

30. The Power of Potash

From research to field validation and farmer profit, Paul and Mark relate amazing outcomes showing the Power of Potash
Paul Sullivan, P.T. Sullivan Agro Inc., Mark Foster, Jockbrae Farms Ltd.

31. Soils 101

Lime, macro, secondary, micronutrient - gaining insight beyond the obvious.
Dale Cowan, AGRIS & Wanstead Farmers Cooperatives

32. Pimp My Planter

So many options!! What works and what doesn't from producers who have taken their planter to the next level.
Adam Hayter, Hayter's Farm Ltd,, Eric Dietrich, Dietrich Farms Ltd., Brad Podolinsky, Podolinsky Farms

33. Dealing with DON

A closer look at the causes and solutions to the high variability of DON test results for the entire supply chain.
Dr. Art Schaafsma, U of G, Ridgetown Campus, Dale Cowan, AGRIS & Wanstead Farmers Cooperatives

34. BIG Corn!

Top techniques to boost your corn yields to incredible heights, and still manage this with wild weather.
Matt Essick, Pioneer

35. Making Wheat Work

Learn how UK farmers are pushing wheat yields to the next level, and how Yield Enhancement Networks can help you do the same!
Professor Roger Sylvester-Bradley, ADAS, UK, Dr. Ruth Wade, ADAS, UK

36. Rotation Rules!

25 years of long-term rotation trials: what the data says, and how to use it on your farm.
Dr. Dave Hooker, U of G, Ridgetown Campus

37. The Future of Seed

What goes into a bag of seed? Ellen and Steve help you understand what it takes to deliver quality genetics, and why pending changes are critical.
Ellen Sparry, C & M Seeds, Stephen Denys, Maizex Seeds Inc.

38. Soybean Management

From late season switching varieties, to high yield management, these two experts have lots of new strategies to discuss.
Dr. Eric Page, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Horst Bohner, OMAFRA

39. Farming for Carbon

The 6 "C's" of sequestering carbon and how it can increase the dollars in your pocket.
Dr. Laura VanEerd, U of G, Ridgetown Campus, Steve Sickle, Sickle Farms, Dan Petker, Petker Farm

40. Soybean Weed Control

A career of research summarized into the best options and combinations for clean soybean fields.
Dr. Peter Sikkema, U of G, Ridgetown Campus

41. Beyond the Hype

Do cover crops improve your bottom line? The economic realities of what works in cover cropping.
Cam Ogilvie, U of G, Anne Loeffler, GRCA, Tori Waugh, OSN, Marty Vermey, GFO

42. Mastering Multi-Species

3, 12, 25, how many species make the best cover crop? Learn whether maximum diversity or simplicity rules the day.
Dr. Humberto Blanco, University of Nebraska

43. Making Cents of Organic Amendments

The A to Z of soil amendments. What they are, and how to use them to your best advantage.
Lise LeBlanc, LP Consulting Ltd., Chris Brown, OMAFRA

44. Capturing Carbon

Carbon cycling is the new "holy grail" of organic matter and soil health. What does it mean, and how can you get more?
Dr. Adam Gillespie, U of G, Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA