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
5) Top Soybean Management 2) Marketing Madness 17) Maximizing Cover Crops 30) Six Corn Secrets 31) Supreme Soybeans! 44) Empowering Earthworms 1) Production Pundits
Agronomy
Classroom B34/B35
45) Your Soil is Talking 41) Strip Till Success! 23) Problem Weed Control 11) Savvy Sprayers 7) The Scoop on Resistance 25) Disease Decisions 39) Satellites, Yields and Management!
Agronomy
Lecture Theatre 137
16) Real Wheat Growers 42) Rampant Roots 34) Corn Nitrogen Challenge! 26) Making Cover Crops Work 2) Marketing Madness 5) Top Soybean Management 8) Corn Weed Control
Agronomy
Classroom 127
11) Savvy Sprayers 14) Proven Residue Management 21) Cover Crop Reality 32) Insect Insanity 13) Relay Intercropping? 43) Combatting Compaction 42) Rampant Roots
Agronomy
Classroom 126
4) Nine for '19 33) Sorting out SCN and SDS 36) Fertility Fanatics 41) Strip Till Success! 21) Cover Crop Reality 40) Making Precision Ag Pay! 3) Wading Through the Weather
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 102
10) Grain Gains 38) Predictive Mapping 20) Timber Turnout! 9) Talking Plants 22) Cannabis Conundrum 12) Dealing with Drift  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 110
37) Water Quality Woes 35) 4R Revamp 37) Water Quality Woes 24) Farm Woodlands Matter 10) Grain Gains 28) Dollars From Your Pen  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 111
27) Trucking Challenges 29) Powering Pollinators 6) Spreading Resistance? 15) Money from Manure 19) Profitable Agriculture! 29) Powering Pollinators  
Rural Development Centre
Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
40) Making Precision Ag Pay! 9) Talking Plants 3) Wading Through the Weather 25) Disease Decisions 35) 4R Revamp 36) Fertility Fanatics 32) Insect Insanity

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
31) Supreme Soybeans! 30) Six Corn Secrets 18) A Farm or Hedge Fund? 34) Corn Nitrogen Challenge! 5) Top Soybean Management 42) Rampant Roots 1) Production Pundits
Agronomy
Classroom B34/B35
11) Savvy Sprayers 13) Relay Intercropping? 9) Talking Plants 33) Sorting out SCN and SDS 22) Cannabis Conundrum 38) Predictive Mapping 45) Your Soil is Talking
Agronomy
Lecture Theatre 137
33) Sorting out SCN and SDS 17) Maximizing Cover Crops 4) Nine for '19 44) Empowering Earthworms 30) Six Corn Secrets 31) Supreme Soybeans! 43) Combatting Compaction
Agronomy
Classroom 127
16) Real Wheat Growers 43) Combatting Compaction 32) Insect Insanity 13) Relay Intercropping? 16) Real Wheat Growers 4) Nine for '19 25) Disease Decisions
Agronomy
Classroom 126
26) Making Cover Crops Work 36) Fertility Fanatics 3) Wading Through the Weather 7) The Scoop on Resistance 18) A Farm or Hedge Fund? 14) Proven Residue Management 44) Empowering Earthworms
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 102
28) Dollars From Your Pen 39) Satellites, Yields and Management! 10) Grain Gains 40) Making Precision Ag Pay! 12) Dealing with Drift 19) Profitable Agriculture!  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 110
38) Predictive Mapping 24) Farm Woodlands Matter 23) Problem Weed Control 17) Maximizing Cover Crops 35) 4R Revamp 28) Dollars From Your Pen  
Rural Development Centre
Classroom 111
6) Spreading Resistance? 29) Powering Pollinators 20) Timber Turnout! 27) Trucking Challenges 15) Money from Manure 6) Spreading Resistance?  
Rural Development Centre
Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
8) Corn Weed Control 14) Proven Residue Management 45) Your Soil is Talking 37) Water Quality Woes 41) Strip Till Success! 21) Cover Crop Reality 39) Satellites, Yields and Management!

Session Name

Presenter

1. Production Pundits - Peter and Pat are back! Bring your questions and prepare to stump these experts! Peter Johnson, Agronomist, Real Agriculture, Pat Lynch, Independent Agronomist, Peter Gredig, AgNition Inc - Moderator
2. Marketing Madness - A look into the world of marketing and what to expect in 2019. January 3rd ONLY Stephen Kell, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd.
3. Wading Through the Weather - It is an El Nino year! Insights on what may come in 2019, and how that will affect both production and markets. James Garriss, Browning Media LLC
4. Nine for '19 - These top agronomists share what they learned in 2018, and what you can do to be ready for 2019. Craig Reid, Sprucedale Agromart, Melody Robinson, Clark Agri-Service, Chris Snip, AGRIS Co-operative
5. Top Soybean Management - From planter precision to double crop soybeans; what it takes to get the most out of your beans. Eric Richter, Syngenta
6. Spreading Resistance? - Learn more about the what, where, why and how herbicide resistant weeds spread in Ontario. Dave Bilyea, U of G Ridgetown Campus
7. The Scoop on Resistance - From 1957 to today. What we've learned and where we are going: a deep dive into herbicide resistance management. Dr. Peter Sikkema, U of G Ridgetown Campus
8. Corn Weed Control - Top 10 weed management tips for corn production. Dr. Peter Sikkema, U of G Ridgetown Campus
9. Talking Plants - Plants can sense and respond to neighbouring weeds: new, ground breaking research on how this impacts your farm. Dr. Clarence Swanton, University of Guelph
10. Grain Gains - Don't let grain storage be your weak link! The latest grain dryer and storage practices to keep grain in good condition. Dr. Ken Hellevang, ND State
11. Savvy Sprayers - Better, Faster, Less Impact: The fastest development in sprayer technology, plus what's wrong with your current sprayer! Dr. Jason Deveau, OMAFRA, Dr. Tom Wolf, Agrimetrix
12. Dealing with Drift - What to do when you become a part of the complex world of drift damage. Clark Aitken, Parkland Farms, Karl Soetemans, MECP, Moderator - Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA
13. Relay Intercropping? - What worked and what didn't in planting relay intercrop soybeans into winter wheat in Ontario. Steven Boersma, Boersma Poultry, Mark Burnham, Burnham Farms, Rick Kootstra, Bluewater
14. Proven Residue Management - Residue Management strategies that work! Henry Denotter, Denotter Farms, Ken Nixon, Ain Lea Farms Inc, Brent Vanden Bosch, Vanden Bosch Farms
15. Money from Manure - Learn how you can apply that liquid gold to your corn crop during the growing season. Glen Arnold, Ohio State
16. Real Wheat Growers - Three TOP Wheat growers tell how to push the bar on wheat yields. Eric Dietrich, Dietrich Farms, Hauke Claussen, Claussen Farms, Ray Simard, Simard Bros
17. Maximizing Cover Crops - Getting the most out of your cover crops with the latest research on nitrogen and more. Sarah Carlson, Practical Farmers of Iowa
18. A Farm or Hedge Fund? - An update on current global and domestic grain markets that will challenge your farm's grain marketing plan. - January 4th ONLY Brennan Turner, FarmLead
19. Profitable Agriculture! - Organic agriculture may not be for everyone, but there are dollars there... Brett Israel, Israel Farms Ltd., Fiete Suhr, Bruce County
20. Timber Turnout! - Are there more dollars in your woodlot than in your field? Getting the most out of your timber. Terry Schwan, District Forester, Guelph
21. Cover Crop Reality - Success and challenges in cover crops - the real story. Laurent VanArkel, Dresden, Dan Petker, Petker Farms, Tyler McBlain, McBlain Farms, Jake Munroe, OMAFRA - Moderator
22. Cannabis Conundrum - The rules, regulations, and opportunities for growing cannabis in Ontario. Reuben Stone, Valley Bio Ltd, Keanan Stone, Valley Bio Ltd.
23. Problem Weed Control - Management strategies for the toughest weeds, plus new tools for 2019. Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA
24. Farm Woodlands Matter - Explore the past, present and future importance of forest cover to agricultural soil and water conservation. Dave Pullen, Huron County
25. Disease Decisions - From disease diagnostics and decision making to fungicide management for old and NEW diseases. Albert Tenuta, OMAFRA, Dr. Martin Chilvers, MSU
26. Making Cover Crops Work - Hear from this practicing cover crop guru on how to push the bar and grow more with less. Lucas Criswell, Lewisburg, PA
27. Trucking Challenges - Staying safe and staying within the new rules and regulations of trucking on the farm. Sgt. Michael Rounding, MTO
28. Dollars From Your Pen - Navigating funding programs can be tricky. The latest programs available and how to increase your chances of success. Margaret May, OSCIA
29. Powering Pollinators - Where our natural pollinators are at, and how we can all work together to support them within a field crop production scenario. Dr. Nigel Raine, University of Guelph
30. Six Corn Secrets - Top corn yields take management! Learn the secrets to BIG corn yields from one of the masters. Marion Calmer, Alpha, IL
31. Supreme Soybeans! - Using big data and analytics to target inputs for supreme soybean yields. Dr. Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin
32. Insect Insanity - A WILD year for insects! Thrips, stink bugs, tarnished plant bugs, WBC, what else? Management strategies for 2019. Tracey Baute, OMAFRA, Dr. Jocelyn Smith, U of G, Ridgetown Campus, Dr. Art Schaafsma, U of G Ridgetown Campus
33. Sorting out SCN and SDS - SCN is evolving and overcoming genetic resistance. SDS is everywhere. What management options exist? Albert Tenuta, OMAFRA, Dr. Martin Chilvers, MSU
34. Corn Nitrogen Challenge! - From new nitrogen prediction models to when to apply, the best on N management. Greg Stewart, Maizex, Dr. Bill Deen, University of Guelph
35. 4R Revamp - 4R compliance and what it means for your farm and your farming practices. Dale Cowan, AGRIS and Wanstead Farmers Co-operatives, Steph Kowalski, The Agromart Group
36. Fertility Fanatics - Tissue tests, soil tests, liquid, dry or foofoo dust? These 2 top agronomists tell what works in the fertilizer world! Jerry Winnicki, Clark Agri Service, Susan Gowan, Gowan Crop Consulting
37. Water Quality Woes - How you can take the lead on improving water quality, and why we all must. Dennis Frame, Discovery Farms
38. Predictive Mapping - Soil and yield map overload - putting it together to make management decisions that work. Dan Breckon, Woodrill Farm, Dr. Adam Gillespie, University of Guelph
39. Satellites, Yields and Management! - The behind-the-scenes of today's satellite imagery technology and what it can do for your farm. Leander Campbell, AAFC, Paul Hermans, Corteva Agriscience, Matt Rohlik, Taranis
40. Making Precision Ag Pay! - A deeper look into where and how to make precision ag pay. Ann Vermeersch, Tillvalley Farms, Chris Boersma, Ridge Valley Farms
41. Strip Till Success! - From fertilizer management to coulters versus shanks, the "how to" from 3 growers making it work! Peter Postl, Brucefield, Mike Cornelissen, Cornelissen Farms, Nelson Underwood, Underwood Farms
42. Rampant Roots - A look into the life of roots and how they impact soil ecology. Dr. Angie Straathof, OSCIA
43. Combatting Compaction - What you can do to avoid and alleviate compaction on your farm. Darryl Burnett, Burnett Farms, Jim Kraayenbrink, JRink Farms, Greg Stewart, Maizex
44. Empowering Earthworms - The power of earthworms, and what they can do for your soil biology. Dr. Jackie Stroud, NERC, UK
45. Your Soil is Talking - Learn the secrets of your soil in this hands-on session about soil health, management and barriers to productivity. Adam Hayes, OMAFRA, Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA