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Elgin #OSCIA Compaction Day – Aug 8 at the Shedden Fairgrounds


ELGIN COMPACTION DAY

Thursday, August 8/19, 1:30 pm – 9 pm

Shedden Fairgrounds, 35921 Talbot Line, Shedden

Featuring the Ontario Compaction Team

Measure equipment compaction over sensors, Cover crop trials, Equipment demos to alleviate compaction, Tire Info, Equipment Dealers

After-dinner Speakers:
~ Ken Brodbeck, Precision Inflation LLC
~ Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture
~ Aaron Breimer, Veritas

 

Pre-registration ONLY- oscia.wildapricot.org/events
Pay online with credit card or by e-Transfer to
cdibble@ontariosoilcrop.org

$50/personincludes Dinner & Speaker program.
For more info call 226-973-3548

Some of the equipment that will be run over the sensors includes:
– tractors, grain carts, combines, planters, fertilizer carts, with single/dual wheels/track configurations and various tire types

– sprayers, manure spreaders, balers, dump wagons, tractors with high and low tire air pressure

– pickup and transport trucks, gravity and bale wagons, loader tractor with and without a large bale

Download a full list of equipment here

2019 Compaction Day Equipment Listing

https://wp.me/PCnSG-Mj

There’s still space! Oxford #OSCIA Bus tour to Prince Edward County stops at @EricKaiser4 @ParsonsBrewing @highlinemushrms


Oxford SCIA is planning a bus trip to Prince Edward County Aug 20-21, and you’re invited to join us!

Bus departs Woodstock 7:30 am on August 20, first stop is Kaiser Lake Farms owned by Eric and Max Kaiser near Picton. The Kaisers are the 2012 OSCIA Soil Champions, produce eggs and pullets and crop one large 1150 acre block of land in cottage country.

After lunch at the farm and a local sight-seeing tour, next stop will be Parsons Brewing Company for tour and evening meal. Overnight at the Marriott Hotel in Belleville, next door to the Shorelines Casino for those who are interested.

August 21 starts with breakfast and then a visit to Pleasant Valley Hops and then Highline Mushroom’s Wellington Farm. Lunch will be at a rest stop on the way back for a late-afternoon return to Woodstock.

Price (based on double occupancy for hotel rooms and 26 participants) will be $300, which includes bus, tours, accommodations, lunch and dinner on Aug 20. Breakfast and lunch on Aug 21 are on your own.

To reserve your seats contact David Grieve 519-608-4286 or david_grieve@live.ca

Oxford SCIA Annual Meeting Jan 8/19 https://tvrscia.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/2019-meeting-poster.pdf


ANNUAL MEETING 2019

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

Featuring:

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

Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture.com – Relay Intercropping, Cropping Opportunities and MORE!!

Moe Agostino, Chief Commodity Strategist at Farms.com – 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: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/omafra-soil-management-day-soil-know-it-keep-it-build-it-tickets-47550749572.

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


OXFORD SUMMER TOUR

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


OXFORD SPRING MEETING 2018
March 27, 7:30 pm
OXFORD AGROPRO, Hwy 59, HICKSON

Tour Agropro’s new Fertilizer Facility

Speakers:

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!

https://tvrscia.wordpress.com/oxford-county/

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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
Uptakes”
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
Strategies”
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