Innovative Farmers 2017 Conference
Conference Proceeedings

Steve Larocque

Building Resilient

Farm Systems

A leader in full control traffic farming and inter-seeding systems, Steve manages over 60,000 acres and shares what he's learned about how to build a farm system capable of handling floods, drought, cold heat, wind and other stresses.

Tom Sewell

Moving from

Sustainable to Regenerative

Tom's moved from a shallow cultivation "min-till" system to 100% low disturbance today.

He uses a cross-slot drill, which he built himself.

Cameron Mills

The Real Scoop 

on Cover Crops

 After more than a decade using cover crops on his 3,500 acre no-till farm, Cameron has the experience to say what works and what doesn't. Learn about the aspects you must understand to ensure cover crops really make a difference.

Dr. Jeffrey Reuter

Toxic Algae, Undrinkable Water

and Dead Zones

in Lake Erie

How excessive nutrient loading drives the major problems in Lake Erie, the role of ag in addressing this, the targets to solve the problems and new research that offers suggested action for farmers.

Dr. Christine Noronha

Winning The War

Against Wireworms

How to develop a strategy using several different lines of attack and why it works.

Dr. Noronha will also share her invention of a simple trap that uses solar light to attract and trap the female click beetles that lay destructive wireworm larvae.

Zac Cahoon

announced as

2017 Innovative

Farmer of the Year

Zac was chosen for his practices in adding  compost and building soil organic matter on his 1200 acre farm near Port Perry.

Read more here.