Phil Shaw ..... Making good decisions in today's tricky trade environment
Pedro Figueroa ....Trading based on knowledge from supply/demand estimates
James Dyck, OMAFRA......Natural-air grain drying
$105 (includes lunch) until Dec 6/19
$180 - Dec 7-13

Conference 2020

Joel's golden rules...
  • Maintain soil cover always, there is no bare soil in nature.

  • Maintain soil cover always, there is no bare soil in nature.

  • Feed the soil – invest in soil fertility with green cover crop manures – find the time to do it, it is worth the result.

  • Apply carbon-based fertilizers.

  • Understand the soil food web.

Check Joel out here...
Spend an entire day with
soil regeneration guru,
Joel Williams
Tues Feb 18, 2020
Best Western Lamplighter Inn
London, Ontario
Space limited to 100.
$100 for the day
includes lunch
Michael Thompson
Carbon in a Regenerative Farm System: A Win Win Scenario For Farmers
Michael will take you on his journey to regenerative farming - from farming on depleted soil in a harsh, dry Kansas environment to how he turned that around by learning how to sequester carbon. Today, the Thompsons focus on rotationally grazed cattle and continuous cover practices that have increased soil organic matter, resilience to drought, water retention and PROFIT PER ACRE.
Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Vibrant Soil = Vibrant Food 
= Vibrant Opportunity
McCains, General Mills, Danone, McDonalds have all joined the regenerative ag conversation and are advocating for healthy soil, biodiversity, and changing consumer buying habits. What does that mean? Regenerative farming practices build on what we already do as Innovative Farmers, such as minimal tillage, minimizing soil erosion, and using cover crops for greater resilience which are all key to on-farm profitability in the long term.
So why not?!
Dr. Marc Lucotte
Roundup is NOT a Dirty Word: But We Need to Use it Wisely
Michael will take you on his journey to regenerative farming - from farming on depleted soil in a harsh, dry Kansas environment to how he turned that around by learning how to sequester carbon. Today, the Thompsons focus on rotationally grazed cattle and continuous cover practices that have increased soil organic matter, resilience to drought, water retention and PROFIT PER ACRE.
Ananda Fitzsimmons
How will ReGen farmers be Recognized and Compensated?
Regenerative Farming practices provide a major carbon sink.
Ananda will provide insights into conversations on how farmers employing regenertaive farming practices should be recognized and compensated.
Ananada is the President of Regeneration Canada.
Odette Menard
Soil Health and Its Enemies Re-evaluating Your Farm Architecture
The Relationship
between Soil Health
and Nutrient Value
Joel Williams
Brian Ryberg
Strip tilled 22" corn, soy and sugar beets: reduced input and labour costs - but not yield
Sebastien Angers
60" corn and cover crops establishment:
Pushing the Limits
Dr. Mario Tenuta
Less Hot Air and More Cold Truths: Benefits of 4R Nitrogen Fertilizer Management
How the 5 ReGen Principles Increase Water Infiltration
Perennial benefits and how to work into corn/soy/wheat rotations
Strip Till Tricks & Tweaks.
Control Traffic Farming 101
New Equipment Tailored to ReGen Farmers Needs
Enhanced Nitrogen Fertilizers
Setting up an Effective On-Farm Trial
Foliar feeding for Nitrogen Feeding,
Disease Protection & Plant Resistance
Agronomic Effects of Glyphosate Degradation in soils
Using foliar diagnostic tests, visual cues and Brix readings
New Equipment Tailored to ReGen Needs
Panel 1: The Business Side of ReGen: What Are Buyers Looking For?
Panel  2: The Challenges of Adding
the 5 ReGen Principles to Your Farm

Warren Schneckenburger

2019 Innovative Farmer of the Year

Every year, the Innovative Farmers of Ontario chooses a farmer who exemplifies great soil stewardship, progressive thinking, and the drive to explore ways to improve their farming practices.  We are pleased to announce Warren Schneckenburger as our 2019 Innovative Farmer of the Year recipient.

 Warren and his wife operate Cedar Lodge Farms, a cash crop farm with a small beef feedlot outside of Morrisburg, Ontario. In 2012 Warren set a 10 year goal to implement more soil friendly practices including improved rotation, strip tillage,

cover crops, interseeding and controlled traffic farming (CTF). 

Warren's experimentation, research and overall systems approach

to rebuilding his soil is delivering positive results. ...... read more

“It is amazing how quickly the soils change" .....

"I’m reasonably confident that within the 10-year timeline

we’ll maintain – if not increase – yields during the transition.”

COMPACTION ACTION

Compaction Video Series:

Please Note — it's important to read both documents below to correctly interpret the data results.

Thank you to Matthias Stettler, Shawridge Farms,  Ian McDonald, the amazing OMAFRA soil team,

our soil pit session speakers, the sponsors,the equipment drivers, and all who participated. 

This project was funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of GF2 in Ontario.

Innovative Farmers of Ontario wins Regional Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence 

The Innovative Farmers of Ontario

were the original instigators of the 

Soil Your Undies 

campaign to encourage and demonstrate

healthier soil management practices.

Our campaign went viral, with international media attention,

adoption by the Soil Conservation Council of Canada and a

Premier's Award from the Ontario provincial government.

Our Soil Your Undies campaign challenges farmers to bury a pair of white 100 % cotton briefs and then dig them up 8 weeks later.

The concept is if the briefs are eaten away and left in tatters, that shows healthy biological activity in their soil. If not, farmers could benefit by considering cover crops and other conservation methods to ramp up biological activity, increase soil organic matter and give their soils a healthy boost.