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OMAFRA Soil Management Day. Soil: Know it, Keep it, Build it.

Join the OMAFRA Soil Team and Upper Thames River conservation Authority on Wednesday August 22nd for a hands-on day of learning about soil management.  The day will include soil pits, a strip till demo, in-field soil heath assessment, information on erosion control and more! CEU credits for Soil and Water Management will be available.


The day starts and ends at Wildwood Conservation Area Visitor Centre, Saint Marys, ON. In-field activities will take place near Brooksdale, Oxford County. Bus transportation and lunch will be provided.

2018 Twilight Tour

Join us on Wednesday August 8th for our 2018 Twilight Tour. We will be visiting 3 different farms during this event. Dinner will be prepared by Alice's Catering and generously sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.


First Stop

4:30-5:00pm Fritters and Refreshments

5:00-5:45pm Planting Green into Ryegrass Trials

                        WBC Update 

Location: Farm field south of the big houses at German School Road and St. George Rd. Field located across from 76 St. George Rd. 


Second Stop

6:15-6:45 E3 Enlist technology in soybeans

Location: VanSickle field (4 Hamilton Rd., Brant, ON - corner of Hamilton Rd. and Salt Springs Church Rd.) 


Third Stop

7:00-9:00pm Aaron McQueen from GRPP-Precision Planting Smartfirmer

                       Variable rate corn trial at Owen McIntyre's

Location: Blaindale Farms - 1289 Hwy #54, Caledonia 



To ensure adequate food, please RSVP by email to 

First Stop

Second Stop

Third Stop

Upcoming OSCIA Workshops


 Biosecurity Workshop - Poultry - Woodstock

405 Lakeview Drive, Woodstock, ON

April 30, 2018

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GRCA Managing Trees on Your Property

The GRCA is hosting a “Managing Trees on your Property” workshop.  Forestry staff and other experts will speak on topics such as forest health, diseases, hazard trees, pollinators, management plants, funding opportunities and backyard maple production with optional outdoor demonstrations. The free day-long event for landowners will take place Saturday March 3, from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the GRCA head office, 400 Clyde Rd., Cambridge.  Participation is free and a light lunch is included. 


To register, visit, email or call 519-621-2763 ext. 2278.

BSCIA Annual Meeting

Heavy Rains, Healthy Soils

2018 Annual General Meeting


The BSCIA's AGM will be held on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Burford Agricultural Society. 


Join us for many great speakers, meet with our sponsors and enjoy a great lunch! Stay tuned for more information! 

NutrientSmart 2018

NutrientSmart will be held on the Friday before FarmSmart, January 19, 2018. More details about the event will be posted to the FarmSmart website, so be sure to keep your eye out! 


FarmSmart 2018

FarmSmart 2018 will be on Saturday January 20, 2018 at Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph. 


Come out for a fabulous day of international and local well-renowned speakers on current topics of interest covering: production issues, soil health, climate impacts and much much more! 


For more information and to register, please visit the FarmSmart website.