In this issue CropSmart & FarmSmart - register today! Perth County AGM January 17 Workshops Digital Farming survey Read the November newsletter online
CropSmart and FarmSmart
Thinking about attending this year's event? Register today!
Today is the last day to register for CropSmart at RIM Park, Waterloo on Friday, January 18 and the last day to get early bird pricing for FarmSmart at Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph on Saturday, January 19. Regular-priced admission rates apply after today.
More information and link to registration at heartlandsoilcrop.org
Keeping it real in Ag: Guest speakers Sandi and Mark Brock own and operate Shepherd Creek Farms in West Perth. They know a thing or two about juggling many aspects of farming, as cash croppers, beef & sheep farmers and leading the industry on many boards and committees.
1-day EFP workshop announced
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Location: Mount Forest Legion, 140 King Street W.
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Producers must have a verified 3rd edition letter or a reviewed 4th edition certificate in order to attend (2004-2018).
To register contact Lois Sinclair, 519-955-3139 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ontario Grain Farmers Volunteers needed for Digital Farming Study
Research Study: Perspectives of Ontario Grain Farmers on Digital Farming & Big Data in Food
University of Waterloo, School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability
The emergence of new technologies and applications of Big Data give rise to a new model of agriculture, digital farming, as GIS mapping technology, drones, sensors, and advanced computer hardware become common-place in farm operations. There is growing positive enthusiasm for digital farming; however, government, industry, and academic discourses often do not represent those most directly affected—farmers.
We are looking for the perspective of grain farmers or people who work on farms that grow soy, corn, or wheat, in Ontario. Participants will answer an online questionnaire (less than 10 minutes) and have the option to volunteer for a more in-depth interview in person or over the phone (30-40 minutes).