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The 37th annual Guelph Organic Conference offers seminars for all producers
The 37th annual Guelph Organic Conference offers seminars for all producers

The event runs from Jan. 25 – 28

By Farms.com

Farmers attending the 37th annual Guelph Organic Conference will have no shortage of opportunities to learn and network during the four-day event, according to Susan Ratz, communications manager for the conference.

“There are over 40 workshops farmers can choose from and there are a number that would be of interest to farmers,” she told Farms.com. “We’ll have workshops on fertility management, oat production, weed control and soil management.”

In addition to the workshops and seminars, more than 100 exhibitors will showcase their latest products and be available to connect with attendees.

“Farmers will get to hear a number of different perspectives on things,” Ratz said. “They can hear from people representing academics, OMAFRA and of course other farmers themselves. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with a number of organic grain traders, certification bodies and some farm equipment dealers.”

Just because the conference has an organic theme doesn’t mean other producers should shy away from attending.

Farmers involved in conventional agriculture are more than welcome to attend and trade ideas with their peers.

“We welcome people of all interests and from all aspects of agriculture,” Ratz said. “Information from many of the workshops can be used in a conventional or an organic crop system.”

Ontario producers interested in attending the Guelph Organic Conference between Jan. 25 and 28 at the Guelph University Centre should register by Jan. 17 if registering online.

Registrations will also be accepted at the door during the conference.