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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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Livestock, Pavilion
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Livestock, Pavilion

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35

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.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 126
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 126
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Livestock, Pavilion

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 127
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 127

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 126

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.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 127
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 127
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 127

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 126
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 126

9. Marketing Mayhem

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

Stephen Kell

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Livestock, Pavilion
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Livestock, Pavilion

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 126
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102

12. What's That Smell?

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

Bill MacDonald, Niagara College

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy, Classroom 127
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111

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.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 126
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 126
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Livestock, Pavilion
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 127

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 127
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Livestock, Pavilion

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Livestock, Pavilion
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Livestock, Pavilion
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Livestock, Pavilion
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137

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.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 127
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 126

31. Soils 101

Lime, macro, secondary, micronutrient - gaining insight beyond the obvious.

Dale Cowan, AGRIS & Wanstead Farmers Cooperatives

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 127

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 127
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 127

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125

34. BIG Corn!

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

Matt Essick, Pioneer

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Livestock, Pavilion
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Livestock, Pavilion
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Livestock, Pavilion
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy, Classroom 127

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.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Livestock, Pavilion
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy, Classroom 126

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 126
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom 127
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 126

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Agronomy, Classroom 126
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Agronomy, Classroom 126
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Agronomy, Classroom B34/B35

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 102
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 110

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

This session will also be recorded for online viewing

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Agronomy, Lecture Theatre 137
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Rural Development Centre, Classroom 111
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Rural Development Centre, Pioneer Lecture Theatre 125

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