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March Classic 2013

GUELPH, ON (March 8, 2013) – Pre-registration for the March Classic 2013 closes at midnight on March 12th!  By pre-registering, you will have quicker entrance to the show and a name tag will be ready for you.  Online registration is available at:  www.gfo.ca/marchclassic, or call the office at 1-800-265-0550.  The event is being held in London, Ontario at the London Convention Centre for March 18th, 2013.

The March Classic is the largest grain-focused conference in Eastern Canada drawing upwards of 500 attendees.  Building on the huge success of the 2012 conference, we have developed an even bigger and better event for 2013, with speakers discussing issues of politics, grain markets, and succession planning.

This world class event will feature speaker like Evan Solomon, Cal Whewell, Elaine Froese, Ron MacLean, and entertainment by The Debaters.  New this year is the Farmer Panel, moderated by Elaine Froese that will discuss the topic, “What will farming look like in the future?”

For more information and to pre-register, please visit www.gfo.ca/marchclassic or call the office at 1-800-265-0550.  Reminder, pre-registration will close at midnight on March 12th.  Registration is also available at the door.

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

Contact:

Barry Senft, CEO - 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

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