March Classic registration closes at noon tomorrow

GUELPH, ON (March 14, 2012) – Pre-registration for the March Classic will close at noon tomorrow, March 15th. All pre-registered attendees will be directed to a “pre-registered” table for expedited admission. Registration will be available at the door the day of the event, Monday, March 19th, but there will be a limited number of additional seats available.

“The 2012 March Classic conference is shaping up to be the largest Grain Farmers of Ontario conference to date with a record number of exhibitors and pre-registered attendees,” says Erin Fletcher, Manager of Public Affairs for Grain Farmers of Ontario.  “The speaker line-up has drawn a lot of attention and will strongly support the theme of Driving Ontario’s Grain Industry to Global Leadership”.

Speakers include John Phipps, Jim Carroll, Andrew Coyne, David Chilton, Cal Whewell, Lyndon Carlson, and entertainment by Derek Edwards. The exhibit hall will feature over 50 agricultural exhibits. For more information and to pre-register, visit 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

Grain Farmers of Ontario March Classic coming March 19th

GUELPH, ON (March 7, 2012) – Grain Farmers of Ontario’s March Classic will be held on Monday, March 19th at the London Convention Centre.

Building on the huge success of the 2011 conference, Grain Farmers of Ontario has developed an even bigger and better event for 2012 with speakers from around the globe discussing issues of trade, world markets and new opportunities. The theme ‘Driving Ontario’s Grain Industry to Global Leadership’ will be developed and expanded on by an exciting line-up of speakers. Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux will open the day followed by John Phipps, host of the US Farm Report. To expose new trends in the industry, Jim Carroll, Agricultural Futurist, joins the conference and closing the morning is keynote speaker Andrew Coyne of The National Post, to share a political and economic perspective.

The afternoon launches into best management practices with Ontario-born David Chilton who will be available for a book signing with his latest publication, The Wealthy Barber Returns, in the exhibit hall. A staple of the March Classic, Cal Whewell of FC Stone, will provide a market outlook for 2012 and closing the day is Lyndon Carlson of Farm Credit Canada speaking about their campaign Agriculture, More than Ever.

A cocktail reception will be hosted in the exhibit hall and a banquet with entertainment by rural comedian, Derek Edwards, will end the evening.

The March Classic is the largest grain-focused conference in Eastern Canada drawing upwards of 500 attendees from government, industry and farms across Ontario.

Registration is available online at www.gfo.ca/MarchClassic. Full conference details, including highlights and the full agenda 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

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