Event Schedule

EventDate/Time Session
Beef Day, Crops Day, Dairy Day, Ecological Day, Goat Day, Horse Day, Sheep Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:01AM
- Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:59PM

Speaker(s): Becky Hunt, Jackie Ralph
Stage: None
Farming & Mental Health
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL WEEK Jackie and Becky will
Beef Day, Crops Day, Dairy Day, Ecological Day, Goat Day, Horse Day, Sheep Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:01AM
- Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:59PM

Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Guardians of the Grasslands Video
Pre-recorded. AVAILABLE ALL WEEK A Short documentary brought to
Beef Day, Crops Day, Dairy Day, Ecological Day, Goat Day, Horse Day, Sheep Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:01AM
- Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:59PM

Speaker(s): Bailey Regier
Stage: None
Using Film Making as a Tool to Generate Farm Accident Awareness
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL WEEK Just last fall, father
Beef Day, Crops Day, Dairy Day, Ecological Day, Goat Day, Horse Day, Sheep Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:01AM
- Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:59PM

Speaker(s): Angela Straathof, Gerard Grubb, Ken Schauss
Stage: None
ONFARM Soil Health Successes and Challenges - Perspectives from Bruce County Operators
Pre-recorded.  AVAILABLE ALL WEEK The On-Farm Applied Research and
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): John Molenhuis
Stage: None
Benchmarking - Measuring Financial Performance
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY Farmers, lenders and governments
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): Denis Nagle
Stage: None
Why do Cattle Itch?
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY Itchy cattle complaints have
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:15AM - 11:30AM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Beef Day Welcome
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Speaker(s): Rob Lipsett BFO President
Stage: None
Beef Farmers of Ontario Update
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:00PM - 12:09PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Beef Day Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Northern Credit Union
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:10PM - 1:10PM
Speaker(s): Anne Wasko
Stage: None
Cattle Market Outlook
Anne Wasko, Market Analyst, Gateway Livestock, Saskatchewan
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 1:10PM - 1:19PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Beef Day Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Liquid Feeds Inc
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 1:20PM - 2:20PM
Speaker(s): Joan Craig, Julie and Ethan Higginson, Megan Van Schaik, Mike Dougherty
Stage: None
Beef Day Panel: Direct Marketing Beef
Moderated by Megan Van Schaik, OMAFRA Three beef operations will highlight
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:20PM - 2:30PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Beef Day PM 1 Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Grey County Jr. Farmers
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:30PM - 3:20PM
Speaker(s): Greg Dimmers
Stage: None
Enhancing Feedlot Health: from Cow-Calf to Finish
The health of cattle in the finishing period is largely
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:20PM - 3:29PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Beef Day Late Aft Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: AgSights
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:30PM - 4:19PM
Speaker(s): kathleen Shore
Stage: None
Beef Nutrition Topic: The Science of Raising Quality Animals to Produce Quality Product
An outline of nutritional considerations starting from materal nutrition through
Beef Day Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4:20PM - 5:00PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Beef Day Hallway Mingle
Engagement with fellow conference attendees, trade show participants, speakers and
Dairy Day Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): Allison Henkell, Maggie Van Camp
Stage: None
Unwinding the Farm
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY When the time comes
Dairy Day Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): Sjoert Zuidhof
Stage: None
Not all Calcium Boluses are Created Equal
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY High production dairy operations
Dairy Day Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:15AM - 11:29AM
Speaker(s): Lorie Smith
Stage: None
Dairy Day Welcome
Dairy Day Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Speaker(s): Mark Hamel
Stage: None
Dairy Farmers of Ontario Update
Mark is the 2nd vice chair of DFO.  He will
Dairy Day Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:00PM - 12:09PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Dairy Day Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: RBC Royal Bank Ag Center
Dairy Day Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:10PM - 1:09PM
Speaker(s): Travis Busman
Stage: None
Modern Hoof Care: A Method for Success
Travis will discuss the "do's" and "don'ts" of hoof trimming. 
Dairy Day Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:10PM - 1:19PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Dairy Day Post Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Liquid Feeds Inc.
Dairy Day Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:10PM - 2:29PM
Speaker(s): Dr Michael Steele
Stage: None
New Concepts in Calf Management and Nutrition
Calves are the future of the milking herd and proper
Dairy Day Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:20PM - 2:29PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Dairy Day PM Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Grey County Jr. Farmers
Dairy Day Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:30PM - 3:29PM
Speaker(s): Bruce Muirhead, Christoph Wand (Livestock Sustainability Specialist - OMAFRA), Mark Hamel, Michael Barrett, Tom Wright
Stage: None
Dairy Day Panel: The Future of the Dairy Industry in Canada
Facilitated by Christoph Wand Check out this panel to hear from
Dairy Day Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:30PM - 4:15PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Dairy Day Hallway Mingle
Engagement with fellow conference attendees, tradeshow participants, speakers & hosts.
Goat Day Friday, January 8, 2021 11:15AM - 11:29AM
Speaker(s): Lorie Smith
Stage: None
Goat Day Welcome
Goat Day Friday, January 8, 2021 11:30AM
- Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:29PM

Speaker(s): Dr. Mary C. Smith
Stage: None
(Dairy Goats) Goat Udder Health
Concurrent Session This presentation will address udder health concerns
Goat Day Friday, January 8, 2021 11:30AM - 12:29PM
Speaker(s): Dr. Talia Fletcher
Stage: None
(Meat Goats) Top Five Reasons for Old Skinny Goats
Concurrent session We often see older, skinny goats in
Goat Day Friday, January 8, 2021 12:30PM - 12:39PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Goat Day Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Bruce County Federation of Agriculture
Goat Day Friday, January 8, 2021 12:40PM - 1:39PM
Speaker(s): tatiana Luisa Stanton
Stage: None
Goat Nutrition
We will cover the basics of goat nutrition and then
Goat Day Friday, January 8, 2021 1:40PM - 1:49PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Goat Day Post Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Liquid Feeds Inc.
Goat Day Friday, January 8, 2021 1:50PM - 2:49PM
Speaker(s): Paul Stewart
Stage: None
Buck Collection Program: An Investment for Genetic Improvement and Productivity
Have you ever wondered how bucks are selected to enter
Goat Day Friday, January 8, 2021 2:50PM - 2:59PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Goat Day PM Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsorship available
Goat Day Friday, January 8, 2021 3:00PM - 3:59PM
Speaker(s): Cathy Bauman, Courtney Pranger, Dairy Specialist, Marlene Paibomesai, OMAFRA
Stage: None
Goat Day Panel: Goat Kid Survival
Moderated by: Marlene Paibomesai Kid mortality is a significant on-farm issue.
Goat Day Friday, January 8, 2021 4:00PM - 4:45PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Goat Day Hallway Mingle
Direct Engagement with fellow conference attendees, trade show participants, speakers
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:01AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): Jason Emke, Joanne Fesyk
Stage: None
Expert Tips for Financing a Sheep Operation
Pre-Recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): Jennifer MacTavish (General Manager - Ontario Sheep Farmers)
Stage: Upper Level
Ontario Sheep Update
Pre-recorded - AVAILAVLE ALL DAY An update on OSF
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): Amy Hellyer
Stage: None
Amendments to Part XII of the Health of Animals Regulations (HAR): Transport of Animals
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:02AM - 11:58PM
Speaker(s): Dr. Rex Crawford
Stage: None
Improving Ventilation in Sheep Barns
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY Discuss principals of ventilation
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:15AM - 11:29AM
Speaker(s): Lorie Smith
Stage: None
Sheep Day Welcome
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:30AM - 12:29PM
Speaker(s): courtney Vriens
Stage: None
Feeding Strategies to Maximize Success
Forage and feeding management are an important part of maximizing
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:30PM - 12:39PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Sheep Day Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Bruce County Federation of Agriculture
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:40PM - 1:39PM
Speaker(s): Dr. Rex Crawford, DVM
Stage: None
Managing Foot Problems - Contageous Footrot & Proper Hoof Trimming
Managing contagious foot rot in a sheep flock and appropriate
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:40PM - 1:49PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Sheep Day Post Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Liquid Feeds Inc.
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:55PM - 2:54PM
Speaker(s): Johanna Scott, Robert Hodgkins
Stage: Upper Level
Using Genomic Markers in an Ovine Breeding Strategy
Setting up a sheep breeding program using DNA markers to
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:55PM - 3:04PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Sheep Day PM Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsorship Available
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:05PM - 4:19PM
Speaker(s): Fred Baker
Stage: None
A Year in the Life of a New Organization: The Ontario Lamb Producers Caucus Enters Year 2
Pre-Recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY The OLPC was formed in December
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:20PM - 4:19PM
Speaker(s): Jason Emke, Marcus Wand, Mike Swidersky, Romy Schill
Stage: None
Sheep Day Panel: Labour Saving Tips
Moderated by: Jason Emke All farmers strive to do farm tasks
Sheep Day Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:20PM - 5:00PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Sheep Day Hallway Mingle
Direct engagement with fellow conference attendees, trade show participants, speakers
Horse Day Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:15AM - 11:29AM
Speaker(s): Lorie Smith
Stage: None
Horse Day Welcome
Horse Day Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:30AM - 12:14PM
Speaker(s): Wendy Pearson
Stage: None
Nutritional and Nutraceutical Methods for Maintenance of Joint and Gastrointestinal Health
Nutraceutical supplements are a mainstay of conventional equine management. This
Horse Day Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:15PM - 12:24PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Horse Day Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Bruce County Federation of Agriculture
Horse Day Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:25PM - 1:24PM
Speaker(s): Cindy Cook, Jackie VandenBrink, Laurie Bishop, Wendy Pearson
Stage: None
Horse Day Panel: Equine Nutrition
Moderated by: Cindy Cook This panel of equine nutritionists will delve
Horse Day Sunday, January 10, 2021 1:25PM - 1:34PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Horse Day Post Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsorship Available
Horse Day Sunday, January 10, 2021 1:35PM - 2:19PM
Speaker(s): Lindsay Grice
Stage: None
The Science of Bits, Spurs and Training Tack. How we Choose, Use or Sometimes Abuse Them
How we choose, use or sometimes abuse them. As a
Horse Day Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:20PM - 2:29PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Horse Day PM Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsorship Available
Horse Day Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:30PM - 3:29PM
Speaker(s): Christine O'Reilly, Forage & Grazing Specialist, OMAFRA
Stage: None
Horse Pasture Management
How can you manage pastures to maximize the amount of
Horse Day Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:30PM - 4:15PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Horse Day Hallway Mingle
Direct engagement with fellow conference attendees, trade show participants &
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): Amy Kitchen
Stage: None
E-Commerce Lessons Learned Through Covid-19
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY Amy Kitchen will cover
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): Travis Cranmer
Stage: None
Avoiding Common Pests of Garlic
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY The presentation will cover
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 11:15AM - 11:29AM
Speaker(s): Lorie Smith
Stage: None
Ecological Day Welcome
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 11:30AM - 12:14PM
Speaker(s): Dr Scott Weese, DVM
Stage: None
Emerging, Re-emerging and Changing Infectious Disease Threats
This talk will highlight concerns about emerging, re-emerging and changing
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 12:15PM - 12:24PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Ecological Day Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Bruce County Federation of Agriculture
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 12:25PM - 1:24PM
Speaker(s): Ellen Polishuk
Stage: None
Improving Soils = Making More Money
The presentation will highlight the experience of 3Gen Organics, a multi
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 1:25PM - 1:34PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Ecological Day Post Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
National Farmers Union - Bruce Local 320
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 1:35PM - 2:34PM
Speaker(s): Brett Israel
Stage: None
Keys to Cover Crops
The presentation will highlight the experience of 3Gen Organics, a multi
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 2:35PM - 2:44PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Ecological Day PM Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by National Farmers Union - Grey local 344
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 2:45PM - 3:14PM
Speaker(s): Janine McGowan
Stage: None
Cover Crops & Bees

Cover crops are an integral part of ensuring your
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 3:15PM - 3:24PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Ecological Day PM Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 3:25PM - 4:24PM
Speaker(s): Brett Israel, Owen Goltz, Rob Campbell, Thorsten Arnold
Stage: None
Ecological Day Panel: In search of a more sustainable food production system
Moderated by Rob Campbell Our 3 panelists will share their vision
Ecological Day Monday, January 11, 2021 4:25PM - 5:00PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Ecological Day Hallway Mingle
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): Merrin Mac Rae
Stage: None
Phosphorus Management
Pre-Recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY Phosphorus losses from farm
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): Alan Willits, Mari Veliz
Stage: None
Huron View demo Farm with Contour and Controlled Drainage
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY The Huronview Demonstration Farm
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:02AM - 11:59PM
Speaker(s): Andrew Barrie
Stage: None
Ontario Topsoil Survey - Grey Bruce & Beyond
Pre-recorded - AVAILABLE ALL DAY OMAFRA in partnership with
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:15AM - 11:29AM
Speaker(s): Lorie Smith
Stage: None
Crops Day Welcome
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:30AM - 12:29PM
Speaker(s): Dr. Lee Briese
Stage: None
Soil and Crop Management: The Details Matter
The presentation will address soil management, including reduced tillage, cover
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:30PM - 12:39PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Crops Day Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Grey County Jr. Farmers
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:40PM - 1:39PM
Speaker(s): Andrew Barrie, Dave Hooker, Deb Campbell, Luke Hartung, Meghan Moran
Stage: None
Crops Day Panel: Crystal Ball on Crops 2021
Moderated by Andrew Barrie, OMAFRA Agronomists from the region/province, will be
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:40PM - 1:49PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Crops Day Post Lunch Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Bird Fuels
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:50PM - 2:49PM
Speaker(s): Matthew Pot
Stage: None
2020 Vision: What have we learned?
We are all students of markets. In 2020 were forced
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:50PM - 2:59PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Crops PM Break / Trade Show / Speaker Q&A
Sponsored by: Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:00PM - 3:59PM
Speaker(s): Peter Johnson
Stage: None
The Holy Grail: Organic Matter!
Recent findings have totally changed how we think about organic
Crops Day Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: None
Crops Day Hallway Mingle
Direct  Engagement with fellow conference attendees, trade show participants, speakers