Satellite locations for 2014 Southwest Agricultural Conference

GUELPH, ON (December 9, 2014) – Grain Farmers of Ontario is sponsoring four satellite locations for the upcoming Southwest Agricultural Conference.

The 2014 Southwest Agricultural Conference, or SWAC, takes place on January 7th and 8thin Ridgetown, Ontario. To make the conference more accessible for farmers across the province, Grain Farmers of Ontario has partnered with John Deere to broadcast select sessions from the conference in four locations on January 8th. This year, these locations will be Earlton, Omemee, Walkerton, and Kemptville.

“We appreciate the ongoing commitment from Green Tractors Inc. in Earlton and Omemee, and Huron Tractor in Walkerton, to help facilitate these satellite locations annually,” says Meghan Burke, Manager of Communications at Grain Farmers of Ontario. “We also look forward to hosting the Kemptville location, new to us this year, with support from Green Tech Ag & Turf.”

Sessions that will be broadcasted include Soybean Strategies, Wheat What?, Top 10 Corn Tips, Market Outlook, Road to High Corn Yields, Brazilian Bulldozer, Science vs Perception and Diseases of Consequence. Cost to attend the satellite locations is $25, by cheque mailed to Grain Farmers of Ontario or at the door. A workbook and lunch are included and CCA credits are available. 

The registration deadline is December 30th. Registration is available online or by contacting Erin Calhoun. Registration will also take place at the door, but a workbook cannot be guaranteed without pre-registration. For more information and to register please visit www.gfo.ca/SWAC.aspx or www.southwestagconference.ca. 

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

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.