A weekly press release prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. If you require further information, regarding this press release, please call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA Website:


Jan. 5 & 6 Southwest Agricultural Conference, Ridgetown. For information call: 1-866-222-9682.       

Jan. 12-15 Innovative Farmers’ Association Winter Bus Tour.  Check for details at:

Jan. 15 Wellington County Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting at the Alma Bible Church. Registration: 9:30 a.m. – Meeting: 10:00 a.m.  Hot roast beef on a bun for $5.00/person.  No pre-registration required.

Jan. 22 Event – FarmSmart Agricultural Conference Date – January 22, 2011 Place – University of Guelph Website –

Jan.  26  Centralia Swine Research Update; watch for details at:

Jan 27-30 30th Annual Guelph Organic Conference, Guelph University Centre.  Registration is open now!  For more information, call 519-824-4120 ext. 56205 or visit: Trade show inquiries email:

Feb.  8 & 15  A two-day Waterloo County Growing Your Farm Profits Workshop will be held in Linwood from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  To register or more information, call Liz Samis at 519-638-3268 or