- December 1, 2017
To ensure you get a lunch, please pre-register by Friday Nov. 24th by calling Linda McFadden, 519-362-2094 (please leave a message) or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. BRING A FRIEND! BRING A NEIGHBOUR! BUT, PLEASE!! CALL AHEAD!! NOTE THERE IS A VERY SHORT TURNAROUND FOR REGISTERING.
WELLINGTON COUNTY SOIL & CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY DECEMBER 1, 2017 - ALMA BIBLE CHURCH, ALMA
9:00 AM Registration $15.00 for lunch – (subsidized by Wellington Soil & Crop and corporate sponsors)
One year Membership only - $25; Three year membership - $60
Pre-registration required by Friday November 24, 2017
9:30 AM Welcome; Early Bird Draw - sponsored by Premier Equipment, Elmira
- Business meeting, minutes, financial examiner’s report & financial statement, & other business
10:00 AM “Corn Lessons from 2017 – Managing Western Bean Cutworm”
- Ben Rosser, OMAFRA Corn Lead
10:45 AM “Start, Stop, Continue (SSC) – an update from Twilight Meeting hosts”
- Jake Kraayenbrink, & the Luymes family
11:15 am Heartland Soil & Crop – Mary Feldskov
11:25 AM Provincial Director Report - Stuart Wright
11:35 AM Jenn Deter, GRCA, Update on programs
11:45 AM A word from our sponsors . . .
12:00 noon Call for nominations for the Board of Directors
12:15 PM Hot Roast Beef Dinner, served by Alma Ladies
Please note –All farm businesses and sponsors are greatly appreciated. For a complete list please see the Annual Report! Please take time over the lunch hour to visit with the booths situated around the hall.
1:15 PM “Soil Microbiology and its Impact on Nutrient Cycling”
- Lori Phillips, Research Scientist, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
2:00 PM Blake Vince - Blake is a 5th generation farmer from Merlin, Ontario, Canada where he lives with his wife, Karen and their 2 children, Cora and Elliott. Away from the farm, Blake is a charter member and past president of the Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise. Blake is a past director of the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario. In 2013, Blake was awarded a Canadian Nuffield Scholarship. Blake enjoys golf, curling, ice fishing and socializing with friends and family.
Blake works alongside his father Elwin and Uncle Tom Vince. Currently they produce corn, soybeans and winter wheat on approx. 1300 acres. The Vince family started no-tilling in 1983. Today they are using cover crops in various capacities. Blake has implemented planting green into a 18 way multi species cover crop following winter wheat as part of their cropping system. Blake’s claim to fame as a 45 year old farmer is that he has never used a moldboard plow.
Resolutions to OSCIA (please have these typed up & presented to Secretary prior to the meeting)
To ensure you get a lunch, please pre-register by Friday Nov. 24th by calling Linda McFadden, 519-362-2094 (please leave a message) or by email to: email@example.com. BRING A FRIEND! BRING A NEIGHBOUR! BUT, PLEASE!! CALL AHEAD!! NOTE THERE IS A VERY SHORT TURNAROUND FOR REGISTERING. If your membership is due, there is a form in the envelope. Please bring the form with you, preferred payment by cash or cheque.