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
21) Scaring Those Soybeans 20) Marketing Through an Economic Lens 22) Keys to Big Corn 5) Extreme Beans 40) Soil Organic Matter 7) Incredible Corn Yield Improvement! 16) Production Pundits
Agronomy
Classroom B34/B35
12) Delivering Data 15) DIY Precision Ag 30) Simplifying Sulphur 1) Energy Efficiency on the Farm 4) Dicamba Dilemma 12) Delivering Data 38) Sensational Sprayers
Agronomy
Lecture Theatre 137
37) Conquering Compaction 34) Corn 101 45) Climate's "New Normal" 32) The Right Corn N Rate 10) Glyphosate Resistant Weeds 2) Top Business Management 28) Insect Insanity!
Agronomy
Classroom 127
28) Insect Insanity! 6) Real Wheat Growers 13) Precision Farming Realities 24) Disease Defense 34) Corn 101 30) Simplifying Sulphur 29) The Micronutrient Mystery
Agronomy
Classroom 126
29) The Micronutrient Mystery 43) Cover Crop Risks and Benefits 9) The Stale Seedbed Option 4) Dicamba Dilemma 20) Marketing Through an Economic Lens 26) Weed Control Mayhem 1) Energy Efficiency on the Farm
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 102
44) Building Soils 33) Managing Phosphorus! 42) Cover Crops - What's Next? 3) The Future of Agriculture 17) Successful Succession 25) The Real Dream Workshop  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 110
18) Ag Census 2016: Reflections 31) The N Stabilizer Question 38) Sensational Sprayers 33) Managing Phosphorus! 45) Climate's "New Normal" 14) Profitability Mapping  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 111
23) Drying and Storage Pitfalls 27) Nematode Nemesis 17) Successful Succession 19) Top Dry Bean Production Tips 42) Cover Crops - What's Next? 44) Building Soils  
Rural Development Centre
Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
11) Escaping Herbicide Injury 14) Profitability Mapping 8) European Wheat Strategies 41) Managing For Microbes 35) 8 Lessons for 2018 6) Real Wheat Growers 22) Keys to Big Corn
Agronomy
Classroom B29
  36) Weeds to Watch!     36) Weeds to Watch!    

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
22) Keys to Big Corn 39) Marketing in 2018 5) Extreme Beans 34) Corn 101 21) Scaring Those Soybeans 7) Incredible Corn Yield Improvement! 16) Production Pundits
Agronomy
Classroom B34/B35
1) Energy Efficiency on the Farm 41) Managing For Microbes 35) 8 Lessons for 2018 30) Simplifying Sulphur 40) Soil Organic Matter 25) The Real Dream Workshop 31) The N Stabilizer Question
Agronomy
Lecture Theatre 137
26) Weed Control Mayhem 40) Soil Organic Matter 4) Dicamba Dilemma 28) Insect Insanity! 39) Marketing in 2018 29) The Micronutrient Mystery 35) 8 Lessons for 2018
Agronomy
Classroom 127
43) Cover Crop Risks and Benefits 32) The Right Corn N Rate 15) DIY Precision Ag 32) The Right Corn N Rate 9) The Stale Seedbed Option 43) Cover Crop Risks and Benefits 15) DIY Precision Ag
Agronomy
Classroom 126
9) The Stale Seedbed Option 10) Glyphosate Resistant Weeds 6) Real Wheat Growers 8) European Wheat Strategies 10) Glyphosate Resistant Weeds 8) European Wheat Strategies 13) Precision Farming Realities
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 102
24) Disease Defense 3) The Future of Agriculture 31) The N Stabilizer Question 23) Drying and Storage Pitfalls 12) Delivering Data 18) Ag Census 2016: Reflections  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 110
17) Successful Succession 27) Nematode Nemesis 42) Cover Crops - What's Next? 44) Building Soils 41) Managing For Microbes 24) Disease Defense  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 111
38) Sensational Sprayers 14) Profitability Mapping 13) Precision Farming Realities 33) Managing Phosphorus! 27) Nematode Nemesis 19) Top Dry Bean Production Tips  
Rural Development Centre
Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
2) Top Business Management 37) Conquering Compaction 45) Climate's "New Normal" 11) Escaping Herbicide Injury 2) Top Business Management 5) Extreme Beans  
Agronomy
Classroom B29
46) Weed ID Challenge 36) Weeds to Watch! 46) Weed ID Challenge   36) Weeds to Watch!    

Session Name

Presenter

1. Energy Efficiency on the Farm - Hydro costs are crazy! Ways to maximize efficiency, and times when it pays not to hit that switch! James Dyck, OMAFRA, John Vande Vegte, OMAFRA, Ian MacKinnon, Amec Foster Wheeler
2. Top Business Management - Twelve plus one best management practices that any commercial farmer can use to improve their bottom line. Dr. Danny Klinefelter, Texas A & M
3. The Future of Agriculture - CRISPR and RNAi technologies are the exciting new frontier. Learn how they will transform the future of agriculture. Dr. Lewis Lukens, University of Guelph, Dr. Art Schaafsma, U of G, Ridgetown Campus
4. Dicamba Dilemma - The "What Happened?" of the dicamba situation in the US, and how to avoid it happening here. Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois
5. Extreme Beans - The latest on nutrient uptake and ways to close the yield gap between theoretical and real soybean yields. Dr. Seth Naeve, University of Minnesota
6. Real Wheat Growers - How do they do it? Hear how this group of real wheat growers are getting record yields! Shawn Schill, Shawridge Farm, Tyler McBlain, McBlain Farms, Mark McLean, Brucelea Poultry Farms Ltd.
7. Incredible Corn Yield Improvement! - Is all that corn yield from genetics and agronomy? The real facts, what the future holds and how to keep pace on your farm. Dr. Thijs Tollenaar, Independent Corn Physiologist
8. European Wheat Strategies - From boron to seed singulation, the latest ideas from across the pond to take the next step forward in wheat yields. Dennis Pennington, Michigan State University
9. The Stale Seedbed Option - Four top producers take a fresh look at making fall only tillage work. Steve Murphy, Wallaceburg, Phillip Shaw, Dresden, Brad Goodhill, Watford, John Winger, Palmerston
10. Glyphosate Resistant Weeds - Control Strategies that work for the ever expanding list of glyphosate resistant weeds in Ontario. Dr. Peter Sikkema, U of G, Ridgetown Campus
11. Escaping Herbicide Injury - Herbicide injury can be devastating. What causes it and how to avoid it. Dr. Peter Sikkema, U of G, Ridgetown Campus
12. Delivering Data - A bird's eye view of the data management systems being offered in Ontario, what they deliver and what to consider before you decide. Karon Cowan, Ag Tech GIS
13. Precision Farming Realities - What works and what doesn't. The latest on precision agriculture research and practical findings in Ontario. Nicole Rabe, OMAFRA, Ben Rosser, OMAFRA
14. Profitability Mapping - Profitability mapping puts more $$$ in your pocket, and the opportunity for the environmental enhancement it allows. Dr. Clarence Swanton, University of Guelph, Mike Wilson, Veritas
15. DIY Precision Ag - Getting creative! These growers transformed existing equipment with precision technology and are making precision ag WORK. Jason Robinson, Robinson Farms, Mike Strang, Strang Farms, Chuck Baresich, Haggerty Creek Farms
16. Production Pundits - They're back! Bring your questions and stump these veterans. Let the battle begin! Peter Johnson, Agronomist, Real Agriculture, Pat Lynch, Independent Agronomist, Peter Gredig, AgNition Inc. - Moderator
17. Successful Succession - These parents know the key components to make the farm transition work: the kids are farming. Glen McNeil, Heather Holme Holsteins, Hector Delanghe, Delhaven Orchards, Barry McBlain, McBlain Farms
18. Ag Census 2016: Reflections - The farmland landscape is changing. Trends and opportunities identified in the latest census. Stephen Duff, OMAFRA
19. Top Dry Bean Production Tips - Agronomy to disease control, the leading-edge information on top dry bean management techniques. Chris Gillard, U of G, Ridgetown Campus, Meghan Moran, OMAFRA
20. Marketing Through an Economic Lens - An intuitive approach to navigating all the background noise to help you make better marketing decisions. January 3rd Only Matthew Pot, Grain Perspectives
21. Scaring Those Soybeans - Ontario's soybean expert gives the details on how to shock your soybeans into giving you more yield. Horst Bohner, OMAFRA
22. Keys to Big Corn - Sustainable high corn yields take big nutrient uptake, proper tillage, and water availability. Tony puts these factors all together in this "how to" on BIG corn yields Dr. Tony Vyn, Purdue University
23. Drying and Storage Pitfalls - The guru of grain storage covers tips and tricks of turning out high quality grain and keeping it that way. John Gnadke, Advanced Grain System Inc.
24. Disease Defense - Disease costs you money! The latest on the 8 major diseases and what to do about them in 2018. Albert Tenuta, OMAFRA, Dr. Dave Hooker, U of G, Ridgetown Campus
25. The Real Dream Workshop - The ultimate farmer's Man Cave. A glance inside every farmer's dream, what the options are, and some really cool ideas. Ken Nixon, Ain Lea Farms Inc.
26. Weed Control Mayhem - Having trouble managing big weeds? Save yourself the headache with fall weed control. The options and the strategies. Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA
27. Nematode Nemesis - Soybean Cyst Nematode is changing, and not for the better. How to manage this pesky pest as it evolves to beat our current tactics. Greg Tylka, Iowa State University
28. Insect Insanity! - It was an insect year! Lessons from 2017, and strategies for 2018. Tracey Baute, OMAFRA, Dr. Art Schaafsma, U of G, Ridgetown Campus
29. The Micronutrient Mystery - The where, when, what, how much, how to apply, and the do we need them of micronutrients. Dale Cowan, AGRIS and Wanstead Cooperatives
30. Simplifying Sulphur - Sulphur deficiency seems to be everywhere. The when, where, why, and what to do about it. Dr. Dave Franzen, North Dakota State University
31. The N Stabilizer Question - The marketplace is exploding. Sorting through the N stabilizer question to add dollars to your bottom line. Dr. Craig Drury, AAFC Harrow, Dr. John Lauzon, University of Guelph
32. The Right Corn N Rate - Is it really all about the water in June? The most recent research on nitrogen dynamics and recommendations. Dr. Nicolas Tremblay, AAFC, Greg Stewart, Maizex
33. Managing Phosphorus! - From controlled drainage to cover crops, the facts about how phosphorus moves and how to keep it at home. Dr. Merrin Macrae, University of Waterloo, Kevin McKague, OMAFRA
34. Corn 101 - From seeding depth through downforce to variable rate, these top corn experts lay out the dos and don'ts of corn management. Paul Hermans, DuPont Pioneer, Dan Foster, Pride Seeds, Dr. Dave Hooker, U of G, Ridgetown Campus
35. 8 Lessons for 2018 - Three sharp agronomists share their top eight learnings from 2017 to improve your production in 2018. Nicole Weber, FS Partners, Ryan Benjamins, Benjamins Agronomy Services, Pat Feryn, Independent Agronomist
36. Weeds to Watch! - Lesser known problematic weeds that should NOT be ignored. Wild Parsnip, Chess Northern Willowherb, Annual Bluegrass and others. Dave Bilyea, U of G, Ridgetown Campus
37. Conquering Compaction - Your pickup truck can be as bad as the manure tanker! What was learned at the IFAO Compaction day and more. Alex Barrie, OMAFRA, Peter Johnson, Agronomist, Real Agriculture
38. Sensational Sprayers - European sprayers have lots of cool new technology. What can we learn, and what can we utilize? Tom Wolf, Agrimetrix, Dr. Jason Deveau, OMAFRA
39. Marketing in 2018 - The 2018 marketing year: more Bumps and Twists Than a Bull Ride at the Rodeo. Strategies to ride that bull and come out a winner. January 4th Only Stephen Kell, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd.
40. Soil Organic Matter - The latest results on the impact of tillage, rotation, and cover crops on soil health and those important soil bugs. Dr. Shannon Osborne, ARS-USDA
41. Managing For Microbes - Soil microbes play a HUGE role in nutrient availability. Discover how to manage these small but mighty creatures. Amanda Daly, University of New Hampshire
42. Cover Crops - What's Next? - What works, what doesn't, and what's on the horizon for cover crops. Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA
43. Cover Crop Risks and Benefits - A diverse panel of farmers share their successes, challenges and perspectives on managing cover crops. Thomas Farrell, Kincardine, Doug Walker, Fairview Farms, Mark Richards, Richards Rolling Acres Limited, Brian Domm, Brian Domm Farms
44. Building Soils - How fast can we really build soil OM? Ontario's soil experts dive into the details, and develop winning strategies. Adam Gillespie, OMAFRA, Adam Hayes, OMAFRA
45. Climate's "New Normal" - Wild weather can wipe you out. Thoughts to help you be prepared for what may come. James Garriss, Browning Media LLC