Tour will take place from August 15-26
By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content
Coming off the heels of the 5th annual U.S. Corn Belt Crop Tour, Farms.com Risk Management Chief Commodity Strategist Moe Agostino is touring Ontario in the 2016 Great Ontario Yield Tour.
Accompanied by Greg Stewart, Agronomy Expert with Maizex, the tour will kick off on August 15 and finish August 26. It will make its way across different regions in the province to determine corn and soybean yield potential.
“We’ll go south, west, central, east and north to evaluate what the weather has done to our yield potential in 2016,” Stewart said.
The tour will also include interviews with farmers to get an on-field account by the people with their boots on the ground.
By getting a firsthand look at crop conditions throughout the province, Agostino said it can give farmers a better understanding of where the markets may be.
“Besides the good agronomy we’re going to learn, we’ll know the market size and the impact it’s going to have on prices,” said Stewart.
Farmers who wish to have the tour stop at their farm can register to be part of the tour.
Use the hashtag #ONyield16 to follow the tour on social media.
A full schedule of tour stops and information on the two wrap-up events can be found online.