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Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine is the flagship publication of Grain Farmers of Ontario and a source of information for our province’s grain farmers. 

GFO Newsletter for January 2012


Grain Farmers of Ontario and John Deere are jointly hosting two new satellite locations for the Southwest Agricultural Conference (SWAC). 


 Walkerton – Huron Tractor Ltd
6 Durham Rd, RR4, Bruce Rd 3 Walkerton
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Admission: $25

 Omemee – Green Tractor
114 Heights Road, Omemee, ON
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Admission: $25

Lunch will be provided at both locations as well as on-site presentations from John Deere and Grain Farmers of Ontario. The following sessions will be broadcast live from SWAC and questions can be submitted in real-time to the presenters.

 Session 1:   Cover Crops & Reduced Tillage
Session 2:   Peak Planter Performance
Session 3:   Big Bucks in Grain Storage
Session 4:   Soil Test Advanced
Session 5:   What Part of 30% Residue
Cover Didn’t We Understand?
Session 6:   Market Outlook 2012

To register, please contact Meghan Burke at or 519-767-2773 by Dec 16th, 2011.

For information about SWAC visit:

Grain Farmers of Ontario is offering bus transportation from Eastern and Northern Ontario for members attending our March Classic (being held March 19th, 2011).
Both buses will leave for London on Sunday afternoon, March 18 and return Tuesday morning, March 20.


Hotel accommodations for both Sunday and Monday evening will be covered by Grain Farmers of Ontario for these members. Those on the bus are encouraged to purchase tickets to the March Classic banquet on Monday evening for $45 each.

• Bus seats must be reserved! Please call Anita at Grain Farmers of Ontario (1-800-265-0550) to reserve your spot on the bus by Feb 1st, 2011.
• Pick-up times are approximate. Please be at your location 15 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time.
• If there are not enough reservations, the buses will be cancelled, so please RSVP?as soon as possible. Check after February 1 for confirmation that the buses are running.

Bus Pick-Up Locations and Times:

Eastern Ontario
11:00am Cornwall, 1901 McConnell Ave.,
Fifth Wheel Truck Stop
(*Sign vehicle in at store)
12:10pm Town of Prescott, 141 Commerce Dr.
Canadian Tire, 140 Prescott Centre Drive (*Vehicle pre-registration with GFO?office to submit to store)
2:20pm Belleville, Hwy. 401 & Cannifton, (MTO Carpool Lot)
Stop in Bowmanville for 1/2 hour break
4:30pm Oshawa, Hwy. 401 & Simcoe (MTO Carpool Lot)
Arrive in London at Convention Centre about 7:30pm

Northern Ontario
11:00am New Liskeard , 133 Scott St., WalMart
Parking Lot
(*Vehicle pre-registration with GFO office
to submit to store)
1:25pm North Bay, 201 Pinewood Park Dr.
Clarion Resort Pinewood Park, (*Park in
south end of south lot)
Stop Near Newmarket for 1/2 hour break
Arrive in London at Convention Centre
about 8:00 pm


Take 5 minutes, win coffee for a year!
Grain Farmers of Ontario wants to know how you think we’re doing. Let us know by filling out a short survey at

Each person that fills out the survey will be entered into a draw for FREE COFFEE FOR ONE YEAR in the form of a $500 Tim Horton’s gift card.

Three additional prizes of $200 worth of coffee are also up for grabs.

Look for the survey at upcoming GFO events, visit us online at or pull out the November issue of the Ontario Grain Farmer to  find a paper copy.

2011 Corn and Soybean performance trials now available!
Visit and to get the most up-to-date information on the Corn and Soybean Performance Trials. 

Find agronomic and quality information on glyphosate tolerant and conventional soybeans at Find agronomic data and yield information on hybrid corn varieties in Ontario at

There will be no printed reports distributed with the Ontario Grain Farmer magazine this year but all trial results are posted online. If you’d like a printed copy mailed to you, contact Grain Farmers of Ontario at 1-800-265-0550. and the Soybean Performance Trials are managed and run by the Ontario Oil and Protein Seed Crop Committee. and the Hybrid Corn Trials are managed and run by the Ontario Corn Committee.



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