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1. Kernel Krazy!

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Kernel weight is everything when it comes to today's record corn yields. A look at the decisions that make not only big kernels, but plenty of them.

Dr. Tony Vyn, Purdue University
Dr. Dave Hooker, UGRC


Live Stage Wednesday, January 5, 2022 9:27 AM - 10:27 AM

2. Marketing Madness

High prices bring HIGH STRESS! Steve's incredible knowledge of market dynamics will help you lower your stress level and decide when the price is "good enough".

Steve Kell, Kell Grain Elevators


Live Stage Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:27 AM - 12:27 PM

3. Defeating Diseases

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Join Albert, Darcy and Damon as they share the latest on today's toughest diseases including tar spot, white mould, and the apps to make decisions easier.

Dr. Darcy Telenko, Purdue University
Dr. Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Albert Tenuta, OMAFRA


Live Stage Wednesday, January 5, 2022 1:27 PM - 2:27 PM

4. Supreme Soybeans

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Looking to push your soybean yields to the next level? Dr. Below, a leading soybean expert, shares his secrets for getting there.

Dr. Fred Below, University of Illinois


Live Stage Thursday, January 6, 2022 9:27 AM - 10:27 AM

5. Coverage, Coverage, Coverage

A lot happens between the spray nozzle and the target. This Dynamic Duo debates the latest information on droplets, adjuvants, sprayers and weather to achieve "perfect coverage".

Dr. Tom Wolf, Agrimetrix Research & Training
Dr. Jason Deveau, OMAFRA


Live Stage Thursday, January 6, 2022 11:27 AM - 12:27 PM

6. Production Pundits

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These three awesome agronomists are ready to take on your crop challenges. Bring your questions, be part of the discussion!

Bryan Cook, Cropland Consulting Inc
Johanna Lindeboom, Clark Agri Service
Ryan Benjamins, Benjamins Agronomy Services
Peter Johnson, RealAg.com [Moderator]


Live Stage Thursday, January 6, 2022 1:27 PM - 2:27 PM

7. Growing Quality Forage

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Making top quality forage makes animal agriculture work. From crop selection to toxins, John and Ashley know how to put quality feed in the bunk.

John Winchell, Alltech
Ashley Knapton, Corteva AgriScience


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

8. High Management Wheat!

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Hear what world record wheat growers in the UK are doing to maximize yields and how Ontario growers are chasing those yield levels!

Dr. Pete Berry, ADAS
Joanna Follings, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

9. Farmers Making Cover Crops WORK!

Cover crop advocate Anne Verhallen interviews growers on what works and what doesn't in the quest to use cover crops to their maximum potential.

Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

10. Lessons from History

Larry takes you on an amazing journey through the past history of the rural landscape, and the many things we should understand about how we got here and where we might go in the future.

Larry Cornelis, Lambton Wildlife


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

11. Up in the Air!

Exploring if and where drones have a place in crop management.

Russ Barker, Barker Consulting
Dale Cowan, AGRIS Co-op
Dr. John Sulik, U of G


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

12. Regenerative Agriculture

Is regenerative agriculture real, or just the latest buzzword? Join Christoph as he looks at what regenerative agriculture is, and why it is the focus of so much discussion among consumers and in agriculture today.

Christoph Wand, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

13. Follow the Money!

A look at the profit potential of hay, woodlots and other cropping options to diversify and capitalize on opportunities for grain crop farmers.

Dr. Brady Deaton, U of G, Steve Duff and John Molenhuis, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

14. Going Beyond Markets

A look at the new realities of estimating marginal costs and market opportunities. Ontario's most well-known farmer economist shows how growers can weave through the maze that the future is likely to bring.

Philip Shaw, Philip Shaw Farms


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

15. Building Resilience

From the field to the barn to the farmer, today's farms need to be resilient to survive. Kristen and Brett discuss how strategies that bring resilience to your farm can also bring resilience to your daily life.

Kristen Kelderman, King's College, London UK
Brett Israel, 3Gen Organics
Andrew Barrie, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

16. Wild Weather!

From heat dome to polar vortex our weather is bringing new terminology and new challenges for farmers. Jerry shares what to expect in weather looking forward and what it might mean for crops in the field.

Jerry Shields, NDMNRF


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

17. Intricate Interactions

Soil organisms are the bridge between cover crops and reducing pest damage. How to manage mycorrhizae for maximum benefit.

Dr. Ebony Murrell, The Land Institute


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

18. Strip Till Success

Dan and Matt have developed strip till systems to help successfully manage corn on tough soils. Spring or fall, the what and how of making this system work.

Matt Beischlag, Beischlag Farms Inc.
Dan Petker, Petker Farms
Ben Rosser, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

19. The Fourth Crop

Does the elusive fourth crop to add to the rotation exist? Winter barley, winter canola, oats, malt barley - how to grow them and what makes money.

Emily Helmuth, Momentum Grain Farms Inc.
Quentin Martin, Cribit Seeds
Ian Matheson, RM Matheson Farms Ltd
Meghan Moran, OMAFRA [Moderator]


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

20. Precision Wheat

Michigan State has taken the lead on precision seeding of wheat! Uniformity, row width, seed spacing, seed depth and even broadcast seeding. Learn what matters and what doesn't.

Dennis Pennington, Michigan State University


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

21. Nutrient Dynamics

Cover crop nutrient cycling can be good or bad. From keeping nitrogen out of tile to hiding it from the crop, a deep dive into nutrient dynamics and the soil ecosystem

Dr. Shalamar Armstrong, Purdue University


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

22. Lodging Lessons!

Flat cereal crops are no fun! Marijke, Josh and Dave cover the management packages to keep crops standing, grow big yields, and maintain quality.

Marijke Vanderlaan, Syngenta
Dr. Joshua Nasielski, U of G
Dr. Dave Hooker, UGRC


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

23. Compaction Complexities

Adding the complexities of traction and slip into the compaction conundrum! The latest research findings and mitigation strategies from Europe and Ontario.

Dr. Loraine ten Damme, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Markus Berli, DRI, Nevada
Alex Barrie, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

24. Soil Water 101

Too wet or too dry? Getting water into and through the soil for crop availability, nutrient management and weather proofing your soils.

Dr. Aaron Daigh, North Dakota State University
Dr. Merrin Macrae, University of Waterloo


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

25. Intercropping Fundamentals

Does cropping diversity really increase yield? Explore the trade-offs and principles behind a successful intercropping system.

Lana Shaw, South East Research Farm, AgriARM
Dr. Christian Schöb, Institute of Agriculture, ETH Zurich


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

26. Soil Health Indicators

Measuring soil health is an elusive target. Discover what options are available, and which factors matter the most.

Dr. Jordon Wade, University of Missouri


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

27. Tillage Rumble

The art of tillage always trumps the science. From deep ripper to European style disc, these three producers have experienced it all and found ways that adjust to almost every condition.

Ken Schaus, Schaus Land and Cattle Co.
Mark Foster, Jockbrae Farms
Dan Veldman, Veldman Grain Farm Ltd.
Greg Stewart, Maizex (Moderator)


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

28. Understanding Ontario's Topsoil

The Ontario Topsoil Survey is the largest soil sampling effort across the province in decades. Find out what we have learned about our soil variability, soil characteristics, and soil health.

Dan Saurette and Sebastian Belliard, OMAFRA
Dr. Kari Dunfield, U of G
Dr. Inderjot Chahal, UGRC


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

29. Organic Weed Control Innovation

Weed zappers, optical guidance and seed terminators - the list of innovations for weed control is evolving rapidly. Learn about the latest tools for tackling weeds in both organic and conventional production.

Dean Martin, Harrow Organic Farms Ltd.
Josh Lade, JET Farms
Fiete Suhr, Riverbend Farms
Jake Munroe, OMAFRA [Moderator]


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

30. Pay It Forward

Farmers are the backbone of many rural communities, which survive on volunteers. See the incredible things that people in Ag do, and the rewards they receive from volunteering!

Volunteers


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

31. STAYING SAFE

Farming is a dangerous occupation, and we all take shortcuts. In a fun and entertaining way, Matt brings the farm safety message home to help you, your children, and all your farm workers stay safe.

Matt Harken, GROWMARK Inc.


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

32. Using On-Farm Data!

The trial data your farm generates is POWERFUL. Laura and Megan talk on farm trials - what they have learned, and how to put it all together.

Megan Bourns, Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers
Laura Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

33. Weed Whacking

The latest updates on the toughest weeds, along with strategies to utilize when applications get delayed, and the crop has emerged.

Dr. Peter Sikkema, UGRC


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

34. Pest Problems!

The year of the insect. Thrips, aphids, corn rootworm, mites and more. What we learned, the challenges ahead, and the direction we need to take with pest management.

Deb Campbell, Agronomy Advantage
Tracey Baute, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

35. Level 2 Soil Interactions

Luke simplifies the complex relationships between fertilizer nutrients and the soil. Understanding the reactions and relationships that occur will help you manage your fertilizer dollars more wisely!

Dr. Luke Gatiboni, North Carolina State University


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

36. Nitrogen Knowledge!

Craig and Dale will unwind the complexity of nitrogen, where stabilized nitrogen makes sense, and how best to keep it in your soil and not going back into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas.

Dr. Craig Drury, AAFC
Dale Cowan, AGRIS Co-op


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

37. Soybean Success

The driving factor for high yield soybeans is getting more nutrients in the plant. Horst and Aaron cover the do's and don'ts of raising the bar with fertility management.

Aaron Stevanus, The Mosaic Company
Horst Bohner, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

38. Back to Fertility Basics

Soil testing is the only way to know how to use your fertilizer dollar wisely. The "J" team cover the ground rules for reading soil tests and making the best fertilizer decisions on each individual farm.

Jack Legg, SGS Canada
Jake Munroe, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

39. The Making of a King

From the very beginning to the incredible yields and impact corn has in today's world is an amazing journey. Join Peter and Shaun as they discover the key components that have turned corn into the "King of Crops".

Shaun Haney and Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

40. In Pursuit of the Perfect Planter

Searching for a new planter? Wondering what to change or upgrade first? These farmers discuss what to look for and how to arrive at the right decision.

Wayne Metzger, Highland Custom Farming
Mark Brock, Shepherd Creek Farms Ltd.
Adam Pfeffer, Pfeffer Family Farms


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

41. Grain Drying Efficiencies

The latest improvements in grain drying efficiencies, off the wall ideas, and noise management strategies to keep your operation running profitably and your neighbours happy.

James Dyck and John Van de Vegte, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

42. Lessons From 2021

A year of extremes! From frost to extreme heat, drought to deluge, these 3 top agronomists give the best management tips learned in 2021.

Patrick O'Neill, TCO Agromart Ltd.
Carrie Davenport, Pioneer Seeds Canada
Hanna Petrovsky, County Ag Services


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

43. Your Future with Robots

Agriculture is on the cusp of a huge shift in farm equipment as robotics change the landscape. From scale to function to operational capacity, how will it impact your farm?

Chuck Baresich, Haggerty Creek
Andrew Sunderman, AGCO
Eddie Pedersen, FarmDroid
Dr. Ian McDonald, OMAFRA


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

44. Precision: Dollars or Ditch It?

Three farmers that have learned the opportunities, obstacles and options of Precision Ag. From variable rate to zone management, what pays, what doesn't, and how to jump on board.

Dan Breckon, Woodrill Ltd
Chuck Baresich, Haggerty Creek
Ben Claussen, Claussen Grain


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

45. Getting Into Ag

Starting up in farming is nearly impossible without a family farm to take over. Learn options to get started in agriculture without the traditional "family farm".

Emily Charbonneau, Charbonneau Farms Inc.
Janelle and Eamon Johnston, Rodney, ON
Tom Aikins, Stayner, ON
Jason McKague, Thornbury, ON
Margaret May, OSCIA [Moderator]


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

46. Top Management Strategies

Top farms today need to understand and apply critical business management strategies. Our panel of farm management experts relate what the best farms do to stay on top.

Stéphan Paillé, FCC
Amanda Hammell, RBC
Dave Vanos, Libro


On Demand Available until March 31, 2022

Reviewed 10/14/2021

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