2023 March Classic
Cultivating New Tomorrows
When you grow the food that feeds the world, you know the value of trying new ideas and embracing new opportunities. Grain farmers are always looking to tomorrow to see how the world is changing and what it will mean for their farms, their families and their communities. What new technology will be available and how will it help grow the best, most abundant amount of food for the world? What new regulations are potentially coming? How will we work with government to ensure food security and to ensure farmers ability to keep their family farms running for generations to come? How will we help new farmers enter into the fields? What upcoming food trends represent new opportunities for grains and how do we work with consumers to give them what they need and want? Every season, grain farmers are cultivating these new tomorrows. Join us at the March Classic 2023 to hear more about the opportunities that tomorrow can bring.
Join us at the 2023 March Classic
Tuesday March 21, 2023
300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8
Pre-registration is now closed, but please join us starting 8:00 a.m. March 21, 2023 on the second floor of RBC Place to register in person.
Featuring these guest speakers
U.S Farm Report with host Tyne Morgan
Join live for a panel discussion on the latest in current events!
On the air for more than four decades, U.S. Farm Report remains the longest-running syndicated television program focusing on agriculture, rural issues and the country lifestyle. Hosted by award-winning journalist Tyne Morgan, a new edition of the program airs each weekend on stations coast-to-coast.
Missed last year’s discussion? View it here.
Find Tyne and the U.S. Farm Report on Twitter at @Tyne_Ag and @USFarmReport.
Professor of Health Law and Science Policy and Bestselling Author of Relax: A Guide to Everyday Health Decisions with More Facts and Less Worry.
Professor Timothy Caulfield is an unrivalled communicator who debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector — from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine — for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. He is a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.
Over the past several years, Caulfield has been involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research endeavours that have allowed him to publish more than 350 articles and book chapters. His research focuses on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, and the public representations of science and health policy issues. The recipient of numerous academic and writing awards, Caulfield is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Caulfield also writes frequently for the popular press on a range of health and science policy issues and is the author of several bestselling books, including The Cure for Everything; The Vaccination Picture; The Science of Celebrity… Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?; and, most recently, Relax: A Guide to Everyday Health Decisions with More Facts and Less Worry. He is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which aired in over 60 countries and is available for streaming on Netflix in North America. Follow Professor Timothy Caulfield on Twitter at @CaulfieldTim.
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, and author of The 360 ° Corporation.
Sarah Kaplan is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She is author of the business bestseller, Creative Destruction and, more recently, The 360º Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation, both of which address the challenges of innovation and organizational change in our society. She frequently speaks and appears in the media on topics related to achieving a more inclusive economy and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women Executive Network in 2022.
Formerly a professor at the Wharton School, and a consultant for nearly a decade at McKinsey & Company in New York, she earned her PhD at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Her current work focuses on applying an innovation lens to understanding the challenges for achieving gender equality and other social goods.
You can find Sarah on Twitter at @sarah_kaplan or on her website sarahkaplan.info.
Dr. Samantha Yammine, aka ScienceSam
Neuroscientist, Science Communicator, and Digital Media Producer.
Dr Samantha Yammine is passionate about empowering people to explore science by making it more familiar, accessible, and inclusive. She does this in part by sharing interactive science commentary and research updates on Instagram through short videos, emoji-filled captions, and engaging pictures. She’s created space for continued, multi-way dialogue about science that transcends geographical borders and the traditional gate-keeping of academia. A leader in digitizing science on social media, Samantha founded Science Sam Media to continue to grow the reach and impact of her science communication initiatives.
Samantha always takes an audience-first approach to share complex topics in clear and entertaining ways. She is a frequently requested speaker and event host who loves engaging folks with anything science, anywhere & everywhere – she’s hosted a livestream with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, presented her research on the streets at Toronto’s busiest intersection, talked ringside with Muay Thai fighters about performance anxiety, and showed off model and real brains at 1am in a Yurt during an all-night art festival. She leads interactive workshops on science communication, personal branding, and social media to teach scientists and STEM professionals the skills they need to share their science creatively.
Dr. Yammine earned her PhD from the University of Toronto researching how stem cells build the mammalian brain before birth and maintain it throughout adulthood. In addition to her doctoral research, she co-authored a crowd-funded research study exploring the effects that #ScientistsWhoSelfie on Instagram can have on public perceptions of scientists. She’s also published in Nature and Science on communicating science online.
She’s produced, scripted, and hosted educational videos for companies like 3M, GE, Lady Speedstick, and Seeker. She also regularly appears as a guest expert in the popular media including appearances on TVO Kids, AsapSCIENCE, Leafs Nation Network, Netflix, CBC GEM, and a regular correspondent with LBC Radio UK, CBC Radio, and NewsTalk1010. She has both hosted and spoken at TEDx events, with her TEDx talk entitled “You Are a Molecular Masterpiece” receiving thousands of views.
Samantha is a member of the Editorial Committee for the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, and the Board of Trustees for the Royal Canadian Institute for Science. She was the Founder and a Co-Producer of the first ever #ScienceIsADrag event, which she continues to run in Toronto in partnership with RCIScience, Geith Maal-Bared, and Shawn Hercules.
Follow ScienceSam on Instagram at @science.sam.
Born and Raised in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, Aaron Paterson became interested in illusion as a performance art at a very early age. Many years later it is a career that has earned him international recognition among his peers and clients alike.
Aaron has appeared on TV all over the world, including the televised version of Discovery Channel’s “Grand Illusions; The Story of Magic” where he was featured among some of the top magicians and illusionists in the business. Top corporations have contracted Aaron to appear in, and act as magic consultant for various television commercials, including starring in Chrysler’s 15th anniversary minivan commercial, where he was chosen from among numerous other Canadian Illusionists.
Aaron Paterson is in high demand as a Canadian illusionist entertainer for
corporate functions and special events, regularly performing for top corporations on product launches, trade shows, conferences, team building events, client events, awards galas and just about every other function available to an entertainer in the live and virtual spaces.
Also an accomplished inventor, Aaron has created magic effects that are being implemented by some of the top magicians in the world. His creations are currently being featured by hundreds of magicians, illusionists and entertainers in over 26 countries around the world including, of course, Canada. One of his signature creations was featured on US Television Network, True TV’s, hit show The Carbanaro Effect.
Paterson was also certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists as a
Hypnotherapist and Stage Hypnotist, accolades which have allowed him to more completely understand the human mind and how people perceive things. He has taken key elements of psychology, illusion and magic and combined them to create stunning, customized stage presentations for his many clients and continues to entertain, inspire and delight audiences all over the world.
Follow Aaron on Instagram at @AaronPMagic
On Tuesday March 21 be sure to check your registration bag for our popular Giveaway Passport! Bring this passport to exhibitors in the 2023 March Classic exhibit hall for your chance to win! Full contest details can be found here.
This year, we have three large prizes that are available for conference attendees to win:
- Grand Prize: A summer grillin’ and chillin’ prize pack including a Traegar smoker, Ooni Kuda pizza oven and Chilly Moose 75-liter cooler from Grain Farmers of Ontario. Valued at $3,500 CAD.
- 1st Runner up prize: John Deere branded tool chest. Sponsored by John Deere Canada. Valued at $2,500 CAD.
- 2nd Runner up prize: A Hamilton Ticats prize of one (1) Don Jackson Home Jersey, four (4) Gold Level Tickets for a 2023 game of choice* and one (1) Ticats CFL Football. Valued at $600 CAD
*Home Opener and Labour Day excluded
- Bring your passport to the exhibitors listed.
- Have them stamp their name.
- Fill out passport with your full name, email address and phone number.
- Leave at registration on your exit.
We will announce the winners after the show, on Friday March 31, 2023 at 11:00am via a Twitter Live – be sure to follow us (@GrainFarmers) and tune in to see if you are a winner!
|7:00 a.m.||Attendee breakfast – Sponsored by John Deere Canada|
|8:00 a.m.||Registration and exhibit hall opens|
|9:00 a.m.||Opening remarks from Grain Farmers of Ontario|
|9:30 a.m.||The U.S. Farm Report with host Tyne Morgan|
The U.S. Farm Report returns to the March Classic to record and host a panel discussion on prices, markets, and hot-button issues for agriculture.
|10:30 a.m.||Break – Sponsored by Syngenta|
|11:00 a.m.||Timothy Caulfield|
Infodemic! Is Misinformation Killing Us? How does this misinformation spread? Why do people believe it? What can we do as individuals and as a community to fight back? Who can we trust? In this provocative presentation, Timothy Caulfield will explore these questions and more.
|Noon||Lunch – Sponsored by Syngenta|
|1:30 p.m.||Sarah Kaplan|
The 360° Corporation From Stakeholder Trade-Offs to Transformation. Distinguished professor Sarah Kaplan encourages us to look through the lenses of different stakeholders—taking a 360° view—and see new ways of doing business.
|2:30 p.m.||Break – Sponsored by Syngenta|
|3:00 p.m.||Dr. Samantha Yammine aka ScienceSam|
The Neuroscience of Motivation. Join Dr. Yammine as we learn about how our brains wire motivation and reward that leaves listeners with a greater appreciation for their hard-working brains, plus practical applications to the workplace.
|4:00 p.m.||Pre-banquet reception – Sponsored by Bayer CropScience|
|6:00 p.m.||Banquet ($65, tickets required) with entertainment from Aaron Paterson, Illusionist. His action-packed performance features hilarious situational comedy, highly visual magic, perplexing mindreading and astonishing grand illusion. As a bonus, everyone in the audience will receive their very own complimentary magic trick as a souvenir! – Sponsored by SeCan|
|9:00 p.m.||Conference end|
Parking & bus shuttle
The bus shuttle will begin at Western Fairgrounds at 6:45am and run between RBC Place every 30 minutes until 9:30am. The first pick up will be at the Western Fairgrounds in the King/Rectory Rd corner parking lot at 6:45 am.
At 10:00am, the bus will run every hour between the parking lot location and the conference center.
Starting at 4:00pm at RBC Place, the bus will run every half an hour once again bringing conference attendees from the convention Center to the Western Fairgrounds with the last bus leaving RBC Place at 6:30pm.
Additionally, there will be shuttle service following the banquet. The shuttle will leave RBC Place at 9:15pm and shuttle attendees to Western Fairgrounds.
This parking and conference shuttle are complimentary for March Classic conference attendees, and vehicles can only be parked here for the day – no overnight parking is allowed. Grain Farmers of Ontario, Western Fairgrounds are not responsible for any vehicle or their contents left parked here.View schedule
For March Classic sponsorship opportunities & exhibitor opportunities, please contact:
Advertising Sales Representative
- A&L Canada Laboratories
- Ag Business & Crop Inc.
- Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Andermatt Canada Inc.
- BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada
- Bayer Cropscience
- Belchim Crop Protection Canada
- C&M Seeds
- Canadian Foodgrains Bank
- Canadian Grain Commission
- CanGrow Crop Solutions
- Cargill Sarnia
- Carlsun Energy- POWER-TO-AG Project
- CASE IH
- Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario
- Discovery Farm/Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show
- Farm Credit Canada
- Farmer Wellness Initiative
- FS Co-operatives
- G3 Canada Limited
- Gowan Canada
- Grain Farmers of Ontario
- Hensall Co-op
- Horst Systems
- IGPC Ethanol Inc.
- Ingredion Canada
- John Deere Canada
- Koch Agronomic Services
- Libro Credit Union
- London Agriculture Commodities
- Maizex Seeds
- Montag Manufacturing
- Nutri -Pel
- Ontario Corn Fed Beef
- Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Rural Affairs
- Ontario Plowman’s Association
- Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association
- Pioneer Hi-Bred
- Pride Seeds
- Roberts Farm Equipment Sales Inc.
- Sevita International
- SGS Canada
- TD Canada Trust Agriculture Services
- The Andersons
- The Commonwell
- Timac Agro Canada
- UAP Canada
- Verico, the Mortgage Station
- Walinga Inc.
- Wonderfull Inc.