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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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 126
Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137
Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy Classroom 126
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35
Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Livestock Pavilion
Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Livestock Pavilion
Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125

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.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 127
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 126

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Livestock Pavilion
Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Livestock Pavilion

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy Classroom 126
Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 126

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 126
Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 126
Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 127

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 126
Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 126

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35
Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 127
Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111
Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 126

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35
Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 127
Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 127

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Livestock Pavilion
Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Livestock Pavilion

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102
Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110

18. Ag Census 2016: Reflections

The farmland landscape is changing. Trends and opportunities identified in the latest census.

Stephen Duff, OMAFRA

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110
Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111
Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Livestock Pavilion
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 126

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Livestock Pavilion
Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Livestock Pavilion

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Livestock Pavilion
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Livestock Pavilion

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.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111
Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy Classroom 127
Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102
Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110

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.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102
Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 126
Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110
Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 127
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137
Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 126
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 127
Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 127
Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110
Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102
Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 127
Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy Classroom 127

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110
Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 127
Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Livestock Pavilion

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35
Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy Classroom B29
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy Classroom B29
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy Classroom B29
Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy Classroom B29

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35
Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111

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.

Date Time Location
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Livestock Pavilion
Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Livestock Pavilion
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137
Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy Classroom B34/B35
Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110

42. Cover Crops - What's Next?

What works, what doesn't, and what's on the horizon for cover crops.

Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111
Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 126
Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy Classroom 127
Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy Classroom 127

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre Classroom 102
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 111
Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110

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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy Lecture Theatre 137
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre Classroom 110
Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125

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