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SWAC Satellite options
The Southwest Agricultural Conference (SWAC) is an excellent opportunity for farmers to hear about the latest in agronomic and production research in the province. But, as it’s located in Ridgetown, the distance can be challenging for northern and eastern Ontario. Fortunately, there are a few other options for those unable to make the long trek to Ridgetown. SWAC has teamed up with OMAFRA officials in northern and eastern Ontario to host satellite conferences for farmers in those areas.
The satellite conferences will feature webcasts from two separate lecture theatres in Ridgetown. Attendants will be able to see and hear the presentations from Ridgetown while discussing the topics with farmers and experts from the area.

SATELLITE LOCATIONS

New Liskeard – College Boreal
January 6, 2010 at 9am
Registration Cost: TBA
Lunch included with registration

Contact the OMAFRA Northern Office for registration: 1-800-461-6132
For more information, contact Daniel Tasse
daniel.tasse@ontario.ca

Sturgeon Falls – College Boreal
January 6, 2010 at 9am
Registration Cost: TBA
Lunch included with registration

Contact the OMAFRA Northern Office for registration and information: 1-800-461-6132
For more information, contact Daniel Tasse
daniel.tasse@ontario.ca

Kemptville – University of Guelph Kemptville Campus; Parish Hall
January 6, 2010 at 8:30
Registration Cost: $40.00
Lunch included with registration

Contact the Kemptville OMAFRA Resource Centre for registration and information: 613-258-8295

Featured topics and speakers at all three locations (among many others):

Wheat – Raising the Bar
Phil Needham, Needham Ag Technologies, Kentucky
A native of England, the foremost expert on High Yield Wheat in North America will discuss fine tuning management for maximum wheat yield & profit potential.

Corn Strategies 2011
Greg Stewart, OMAFRA
From hybrid selection to harvest, hear top tactics for good decisions and higher profits.

Succession Planning
Len Davies, Davies Legacy Planning Group Inc. and Joe Arts, Mt. Brydges
Perspectives on avoiding the “generation gap” – from the guru & grassroots.

Variable Rate Opportunities
Dale Cowan, Southern Co-operative Services
Jason Van Maanen, Southwest Ag Partners
Lynne Warriner, Laresco
Ivan O’Halloran, U of G, Ridgetown
Campus – moderator
Practical ways to make precision ag pay.

Top Yielding Soybeans
Vince Davis, University of Illinois
Winning combinations from top U.S. soybean growers.

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