Profitable pastures 2020 conference in Mount Forest

MOUNT FOREST – The Ontario Forage Council has announced its upcoming annual Profitable Pastures 2020.

The conference will be held at the Mount Forest Community Centre, on March 10.

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 has developed policies on nutrient management, beef development and agricultural awareness.

In addition to 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.

2019 Mapleseed Sheep Pasture Award recipients Carrie Woolley/Brett Schuyler will present an overview of their operation, 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 lunch. Registration deadline is March 9,.  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.