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Oxford SCIA Annual Meeting Jan 8/19


Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – Cowan Park, 895 Ridgewood Drive, Woodstock


Ben Rosser, OMAFRA Corn Lead – 2018 Corn Harvest – DON & Oxford’s Fungicide/Herbicide Trials: What did we learn?

Peter Johnson, – Relay Intercropping, Cropping Opportunities and MORE!!

Moe Agostino, Chief Commodity Strategist at – The China Influence

Clair Doan, Nuffield Scholar – The Nuffield Scholarship Experience

 Phil Oegema, Thames Valley Provincial Director – Update from the Provincial Association

Everyone Welcome! Free Admission Doors Open 9 am

Meeting Business & Speakers 10:15 am – 3:30 pm

Hot Noon Lunch by Deelights Bakery & Catering $20

Exhibitor displays and door prizes

Soil Management Day with @OMAFRA #SoilTeam at Upper Thames @UpperThamesCA @manuregirl @Anne_Verhallen

Join the OMAFRA Soil Team and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority for a hands-on day of learning about soil management on August 22nd from 9am-3pm. The day will include soil pits, a strip till demo, in-field soil health assessment, information on erosion control and more. CEU credits for Soil and Water Management will be available.

Day begins and ends at Wildwood Conservation Area Visitor Centre, Saint Marys, ON. In-field activities will take place near Brooksdale, Oxford County. Bus transportation and lunch will be provided. Register at:

Spaces still available for Oxford #OSCIA summer tour to Lancaster PA


Destination: Lancaster, PA and area July 24-27, 2018

Tentative Itinerary:

Depart Woodstock ON July 24 to Penn State University Research Farm, Travel to Lancaster hotel

July 25 visit to hog farm with strong environmental stewardship practices and/or tour the town of Lancaster

July 26 travel to Danville, PA for the PA No-till Alliance Summer Soil Health Field Day (other options may be available, outlet shopping mall nearby)

July 27 head for home

Please note, this is a very general itinerary to date and more options are being investigated

Approximate cost $385 per person based on double occupancy, and includes bus and hotel costs. Some meals may be included as well. Please book your seats as soon as possible, no later than July 10th.

Cathy Dibble 519-463-9737

Tim Pullen 519-535-7247

Oxford #OSCIA Spring Meeting March 27, Hickson Oxford AgroPro 7:30 pm

March 27, 7:30 pm

Tour Agropro’s new Fertilizer Facility


Steph Kowalski Agronomy Group  ~ 4R Nutrient Stewardship                             Dekalb Seeds ~ Xtend Soybeans and Herbicide                                            Mike Kuntz, HJV ~ Sprayer Tips and Cleanout Ideas                               Cathy Dibble, OSCIA ~ New Funding Programs for 2018             Everyone Welcome, Bring a Friend!

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Middlesex #OSCIA Crops Update Feb 12!!! @ontariosoilcrop

CROPS UPDATE Download flyer here
& Annual Meeting
Monday, February 12, 2018
Caradoc Community Centre, Mt. Brydges

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Speakers & Topics:
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Donuts
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Ben Rosser, Corn Industry Program Lead, OMAFRA – “N Update”
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break – Visit with Sponsors
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Chris Roelands, Honeyland Ag Services – “Fertility Planning & Nutrient
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Cathy Dibble, OSCIA RCC Lead – “OSCIA Program Update”

11:30 – 11:45 p.m. Jamie Littlejohn, OSCIA Regional Director – “OSCIA Update”
11:45 – 12:00 noon Hillary Heard, ALUS Middlesex Program Co-ordinator – “Program Update”
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. MSCIA Annual Meeting

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Haggerty Creek – “Tough Resistant Weeds and Weed Management
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break – Visit with Sponsors
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Peter Johnson, Agronomist, Real Agriculture
‐ “Middlesex Projects & Question Period”

Cost: $5.00 “Please be prepared to renew your membership”
1 Year – $20.00, 3 Year – $50.00
For more information, contact Eric Dietrich @ 519-871-4830

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!