So much to see and do at the #OSCIA #OMAFRA #COFS17 demo site this year. Stop in!


We have a soil pit, compaction demo, numerous plot demos, interactive displays by local and regional soil and crop associations, OMAFRA’s AgMaps, Premises ID info, a cover crop bar, an earthworm demo, funding program information, learn about GO-CALC and more!

Talk with OMAFRA Field Crops Staff, OSCIA Program Staff and Regional Communication Coordinators.

Don’t forget, all current OSCIA members can enjoy FREE Breakfast courtesy Sylvite AgriServices daily from 8:30-10 am

Find us on 6th Lane South and Lower Machinery Mall – just look for our flags!

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Oxford #OSCIA Summer bus tour August 17 – everyone welcome! #ontag


The Oxford summer bus tour has been postponed to Thursday, August 17th, see details below. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Sandplains Aquaculture Tilapia Farm, Harrietsville

Horizon Seeds Seed Plant Tour and Lunch, Courtland

Rambling Road Brewery and Hops Farm (tour and tasting), Delhi

Moore’s Bird Seed, Norwich

Ginseng Farm Tour, Norwich

Fish Supper at Otter Creek Golf Club

 Depart Woodstock Quality Inn at 8:15 am

$90.00 per person includes all tour stops, lunch and supper

 Confirm your seat by August 14th, contact:

Adam Learn adam.wlearn@gmail.com 519-532-4380

Cathy Dibble cdibble@ontariosoilcrop.org 519-878-7664

Discover Ontario’s #Badgers! Join @OntarioSoilCrop for info sessions to learn about badgers and #SpeciesAtRisk cost-share


Join OSCIA and the Ontario Badger Project at an information session to learn about badgers and cost-share funding opportunities in support of species at risk.

Biologists estimate less than 200 badgers remain in southern Ontario. Solitary and nomadic, badgers depend on farmland for habitat in Ontario, and can have home ranges greater than 100 square kilometers. This makes on-farm stewardship critical to their conservation.

Four events will be held at different locations, each covering the same topics. Ontario Badger Project expert Josh Sayers will present Ontario badgers — their nature, his research, and how you can support badger conservation on the farm. OSCIA staff will discuss the Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands programs and the Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program to support species at risk.

The info sessions will be held on the following dates:
•    Monday, March 20, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Mount Forest & District Sports Complex, 850 Princess St.
•    Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Ayr Fire Hall, 501 Scott Street.
•    Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7 p.m to 9 p.m. – Rodney Legion, 171 Victoria St.
•    Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7 p.m to 9 p.m. – Delaware Community Centre, 2652 Gideon Dr.

To register, please contact Laura Van Vliet at lvanvliet@ontariosoilcrop.org or (226) 706-8668.

 

Oxford #OSCIA Meeting Monday night with @Cropper01 @Sevita_PROSeeds @PremierEquip1 http://wp.me/PCnSG-1m


OXFORD SPRING MEETING

7:30 pm, March 20, 2017

Premier Farm Equipment, Tavistock — 537098 Oxford Road 34

Mark Brock, Grain Farmers of Ontario: GFO Update

Sevita International: Soybean Opportunities

Premier Equipment: Spring Planter Tune-up Overview

Cathy Dibble: OSCIA Website Demo

Refreshments generously sponsored by Syngenta, Everyone Welcome!!

 

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