2018 Program is a work in progress.  Here are some of our Main Sessions:

Telling Your Story

Amy Matheson, Farm & Food Care Ontario

Sow Body Condition for Breeding Success

Mark Knauer, North Carolina State University

 

Feed Additives — The myths and facts

Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University

 

Family & Business & Staff - OH MY!

 

Dan Hawkins, Farmlink Marketing Solutions

 

Marianne Hawkins, Plainview Consulting Inc.

 

 

CFM de Lange lecture: Innovative diet formulation arising from legislation, regulation, market preferences and changing economics

 

John Patience, Iowa State University

 

 

Retail / Consumer Trends

 

John F.T. Scott, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute

 

 

 And our Workshops:

So You've Had a Bad Day — Accounts of some very bad days, how they managed it and what was learned

 

Teresa VanRaay & Phil VanRaay, Producers

 

Nick Huybers, Producer

 

TBA, Producer

 

 

Medications  - The changing rules

 

George Charbonneau, South West Ontario Veterinary Services

 

Greg Wideman, South West Ontario Veterinary Services

 

TBA, Producer

 

Financial Planning for Capital - Ready to build?

Cameron Charleton, RBC

Amanda Hammell, RBC

 

Building the Right Team - Finding and keeping employees

Dan Hawkins, Farmlink Marketing Solutions

Marianne Hawkins, Plainview Consulting Inc.

 
 

Nutrition for sows in transition to loose housing

Hyatt Frobose, Jyga Technologies

TBA, Producer

   

The Human Side - stress and mental well-being on farm

Andria Jones-Bitton, University of Guelph

Briana Hagen, University of Guelph

Terri O'Sullivan, University of Guelph

 

Management and feeding to maximize efficiency, carcass quality and profits

John Patience, Iowa State University

Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University

 

Swine Health - Back to basics

Ryan Tenbergen, Demeter Veterinary Services

 

Ed Metzger, Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services

 
   

Niche Programs - exploring the opportunities

 

Heather Ferguson, True Foods

Brett Israel, Producer

Troubleshooting Reproductive Issues

 

Mark Knauer, North Carolina State University

Jenny Patterson, University of Alberta

 
 

Workplace Regulations - What will it cost?

 

Katie DeBlock-Boersma, Monteith Ritsma Phillips Professional Corporation

 

Precision Pigs – Applications for big data

 

John Van Engelen, Hog-Tied Farms Ltd.

Steve Beadle, OMAFRA

Tyler Whale, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies