The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce our upcoming annual Profitable Pastures 2020.  The conference will be held in Mount Forest, at the Mount Forest Community Centre, 850 Princess St, Mount Forest on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  Additionally, remote locations will be added.  Please watch our website for news on these remote locations.  Presentations are CEU accredited.

This year’s keynote speaker is Bill Thomas, of BT Agronomy. During his 30 years of extension service in Nova Scotia, Bill implemented educational forage production programs at the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College, now part of Dalhousie University. His work as a lecturer at Dalhousie continues in the forage and soil management and livestock production courses. He's developed policies on nutrient management, beef development and agricultural awareness. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrology, Agrology Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society of Agronomy and has served on several forage and crop and research committees. In 2011, he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Agronomy, the society’s most distinguished award.  Bill was the recipient of the 2019 Canadian Forage and Grassland Association's Leadership Award. 

In addition to our keynote speaker, John Molenhuis, OMAFRA Business Analysis Cost Production Specialist, will kick off the day with How to Determine your Cost of Production.  Attendees will be treated to a panel with the firsthand knowledge from producers experienced in managing their cost of production. Carrie Woolley, recipient of the 2019 Mapleseed Sheep Pasture Award discuss Opportunistic Forages, and Christine O’Reilly, the OMAFRA Forage and Grazing Specialist, will round off the day with a presentation on Grass Utilization.

The cost of this year’s conference is $50 and includes a hot lunchRegistration deadline is March 9th, 2020.  Registrations will be accepted at the door, but may not include the hot lunch.  Registration is available by phone, or email.  Visa and Mastercard accepted by phone.  Please make cheques payable to the Ontario Forage Council.

 

2020 Brochure with Agenda

Exhibitor/Sponsorship Form

 

Remote Locations Available - Please contact 877-892-8663 to register

More to come!

 

Thunder Bay

435 James Street South, Suite B012

 

Earlton

271429 Poupore Rd

 

Cochrane

2 Hwy 11 south, government green building

 

 

Bruce Mines

Bruce Mines Public Library - 33 Desbarats St

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our 2020 Partners and Sponsors

OMAFRA BFO website

        BFO website          

Wentworth Beef Farmers

 BC Beef Farmers circle logo

Bruce County Beef Farmer's Association 

OSCIA

Dinner Sponsor

 

OSF full logo colour 
Dinner Sponsor semican logo 1 web
 Dinner Sponsor Howick Mutual Colour Logo
Dinner Sponsor Minto Ag 
Dinner Sponsor Scotiabank

 

 

2019 Presentations (slide decks only):

Carole Lafrenière - Forage mixtures part 1

Carole Lafrenière - Forage mixtures part 2

 

2017 Presentations: 

Northern Cow Herd Expansion Update - Rob Lipsett

Upper Midwest Grass Finishing - Jason Rowntree

The Profitablility of Grazing Beef Cows Vs. Cash Cropping in Southern ON - DougYungblut

Pasture Management on My Farm - Vince Stutzki

Grazing Management to Increase Production and Lower Cost - Jason Rowntree

2017 Mapleseed Pasture Award Recipient - Paul DeJong

2017 Brochure

 


 

2015 Presentations - Click on link below to listen/view

 

 


 

Please contact the Ontario Forage Council to be added to the notification list for next year! 

E-mail: support@ontarioforagecouncil.com

Phone: 519 986-1484 or 1-877-892-8663

  

Presentations from past conferences: 

Made In Manitoba - A Manitoba Perspective

Strategic Parasite Control for Grazing Animals

Gastrointestinal Parasites

McKinlay Presentation

Cedardale Charolais

The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce Profitable Pastures 2015!  This year’s event will take place in Elmwood, ON at the Elmwood Community Centre.  This year’s keynote speaker will be Joshua Dukart-Certified Educator of Holistic Management.  He will be speaking to attendees regarding “Grazing With Purpose”- focuses on our grazing management, not just haphazardly grazing, as well as “Tapping into Biological Horsepower – Year-round”- focuses on enhancing the health of the plant-animal-profit complex.  Supporting speakers will include: Jack Kyle, Grazier Specialist-OMAFRA, Andy MacDonald, Producer and the Ontario Pasture Award winner, Peter Kotzeff.  Don’t miss this exciting day of pasture management expertise!