March Classic February early bird draw

GUELPH, ON (February 15, 2012) – Grain Farmers of Ontario has decided to run a second early bird draw for those who pre-register for the March Classic in the month of February.

The January early bird draw created a lot of buzz around the countryside and a winner was drawn from all who had pre-registered by January 31st. Because of the interest in the prize – a bottle of Collingwood whisky, made from Ontario corn – a second draw will be held for everyone who registers for the March Classic between February 1st and February 29th.

“We encourage pre-registration this year to ensure everyone has a seat,” says Erin Fletcher, Manager of Public Affairs. “The exhibit hall has grown by one third and pre-registration numbers are already higher than previous years. We anticipate record attendance for the 2012 conference.”

Registration is available online at www.gfo.ca/MarchClassic.

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

Pre-register for March Classic and win whisky

GUELPH, ON (January 25, 2012) – Time is running out to pre-register and be entered in the early bird draw for the March Classic. Everyone who registers by the end of January will be entered in a draw for a bottle of Collingwood Whisky. This whisky is the first significant Canadian whisky in the past decade and is produced in Collingwood using Ontario grain.

Excitement is building for the 2012 conference, themed Driving Ontario’s Grain Industry to Global Leadership. With a speaker line-up including big names like Jim Carroll, David Chilton, and Andrew Coyne, Grain Farmers of Ontario is anticipating a packed house.

To ensure your spot at the event, and have a chance to win a bottle of Collingwood Whisky, pre-register by the end of January at www.gfo.ca/MarchClassic

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

2012 March Classic date and theme announced

GUELPH, ON (January 11, 2012) – Grain Farmers of Ontario announced today the 2012 March Classic Theme. Building on the association’s vision, the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Driving Ontario’s Grain Industry to Global Leadership’.

The March Classic is the largest grain-focused conference in Eastern Canada drawing upwards of 500 attendees from farms across Ontario. This year, the event will be held on Monday, March 19th at the London Convention Centre and Grain Farmers of Ontario is already anticipating a packed house.

The theme will be developed and expanded on by an exciting line-up of world-class speakers. “We have an excellent line-up of speakers this year and hope to provide insight into future opportunities and trends for Ontario’s farmers,” says John Cowan, VP of Strategic Development at Grain Farmers of Ontario. 

Registration for the March Classic is now open online at www.gfo.ca/marchclassic. Register before the end of January to be entered in an early-bird draw for a bottle of Collingwood Whisky! Full conference details including a bus schedule for Eastern and Northern Ontario attendees can be found on the webpage as well. 

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