- November 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am
WELLINGTON COUNTY SOIL & CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2018 - 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 23, 2018
9:30 AM Welcome; Early Bird Draw - Matt & Sharon Coffey, Pioneer, will donate a bag of Seed Corn of the winner’s choice
- Business meeting, minutes, financial examiner’s report & financial statement, review of proposed constitution
10:15 AM Jake Munro OMAFRA: “Cereal rye: a simple but effective cover crop option”. Jake will share his research work on using cereal rye as an effective cover crop. He will discuss how cereal rye can be managed to improve soil health, reduce weed pressure and act as a good forage option
11:00 am Kelly Daynard, Executive Director, Farm and Food Care – “Communicating with Consumers”. Kelly will discuss the importance of Ag advocacy and food trust. Her current role puts her at the forefront of consumer-farmer relations and she has a world of insight as to how we can better represent agriculture and tell our stories.
11:45 AM Brittany Roka, Association Development Advisor, OSCIA; Brittany will discuss her role as Association Development Advisor and training opportunities.
12:00 noon A word from our sponsors . . .
12:15 PM Call for nominations for the Board of Directors
12:20 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 Lois Sinclair, Regional Program Lead, OSCIA – update on producer programs
1:20 PM Heartland Report – Mary Feldskov
1:30 PM Provincial Director Report – Stuart Wright
1:45 PM Keynote Speaker Greg Stewart Maizex Seeds: "8 Things We Learned About Growing Corn in 2018"; "From planting depth to fall tillage Stewart will hit on things that can improve corn yield and profitability."
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. 23rd 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. If your membership is due, there is a form in the envelope. Please bring the form with you, preferred payment by cash or cheque.