County meeting AGM agendas have now been finalized for all eight counties in our Golden Horseshoe region. Be sure to review the agenda and mark the date on your calendar for your local AGM.
NOTE: On Thurs. Jan. 17 one of the FarmSmart Conference guest speakers is making a sneak-peek preview appearance at each the Halton (morning) and Brant (afternoon) meetings. Members from other counties are invited to attend these meetings. Please observe any pre-registration requires as requested by the counties for meals.
WED. JAN. 16 – Wentworth SCIA AGM at the Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road, Ancaster. Coffee & Registration: 9 am, program begins at 9:45 am. Guest panel includes representatives from Pearson Dunn Insurance, The Cooperators General Insurance Company and Wabisa Mutual Insurance Company. Hot lunch at noon sponsored by the Vansickle family of Normelean Farms. Click Wentworth SCIA AGM 2013 for a printable copy of the program agenda. For information: Michelle Spoelstra at 905-692-5751 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURS. JAN. 17 – Halton SCIA AGM at Hillcrest United Church, 8958 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown, 9:30 am. Feature speaker (morning): Jack Rabin, Associate Director of Farm Programs, Rutgers University, New Jersey on “The Future of the mid-sized family farm.” The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association Technology Transfer Team will be making a presentation, “Is farming affecting the Ontario bee population?” Click Halton SCIA AGM 2013 for a downloadable printable agenda PDF. Cost: $30 per person, includes a hot lunch and 2013 Halton SCIA membership. For information: Cecil Patterson, Halton SCIA secretary at 905-875-0167 or email@example.com
THURS. JAN. 17 – Brant SCIA AGM at the South Dumfries Community Centre Banquet Hall, 7 Gaukel Drive, St. George. Registration starts at 8:30 am, program begins at 9 am. Feature speaker (afternoon): Jack Rabin from Rutgers University on the Future of Mid-Sized Farms & Wildlife Crop Damage. Click Brant SCIA AGM 2013 for a printable PDF of the AGM flyer. Click here to access an online tool allowing you to automatically add this event to your online calendar. All welcome. OSCIA members from outside Brant who wish to attend are asked to pre-register. Click here for online registration. For information, registration or trade show space inquiries: Tricia Henderson at 519-448-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUES. JAN. 22 – Haldimand, Niagara North & Niagara South SCIA AGMat the Brethren of Christ Church, 10641 Highway 3 West, Port Colborne. Registration at 9 am, program starts at 9:30 am. Featuring presentations by guest speakers Horst Bohner, OMAFRA: How to do tillage right; and Steve Kell of Parrish & Heimbecker with a 2013 Market Outlook. Please note new location for 2013. Lunch: $10 per person. Click Niagara & Haldimand AGM 2013 to view AGM agenda. To reserve your meal please call or email one of the following (Reservation deadline: January 15, 2013): Haldimand: Dianne Booker at email@example.com or 905-899-3748; Niagara North: John Sikkens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-386-6507); or Niagara South: Lisa Haegens at email@example.com or 905-788-2956
WED. JAN. 30 – Peel SCIA AGM at the Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road (between Old School and Mayfield Roads), 10 am to 3 pm. Featured Speakers: Adam Hayes, OMAFRA on “Cover Crops”; Dave Reid, Lynn Bishop and Karen Hutchinson, ALUS (Alternative Land Use Services). Lunch – $15, plus membership – $30. All welcome. Click Peel SCIA AGM 2013 for a downloadable meeting notice. RSVP to by January 25 2013 to Abbie Brander at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ed Russell at 905-843-2076. If you are unavailable to attend, members may send their $30 membership renewal to Abbie Brander, 1318 17th sideroad Moffat, ON L0P 1J0. Cheque should be made payable to “Peel Soil and Crop Improvement Association”.
WED. FEB. 6 – Norfolk SCIA AGM at the Delhi District German Home, 443 James Street, Delhi, 3 pm. Guest speaker: Steve Peters, Executive Director of the Alliance of Ontario Food Processors, formerly an Ontario Agriculture minister and Speaker of the House, Queen’s Park. Agenda also includes business meeting, guest speakers on sub-terrain irrigation and new soil testing methods, a social hour, trade show and a door prize draw for a BlackBerry PlayBook. Tickets: $30 per person available from any of the Norfolk SCIA Directors. For information: Frank Van De Slyke at 519-842-3329 or email@example.com.