This year’s keynote speaker is Bill Thomas, of BT Agronomy. During his 30 years of extension service in Nova Scotia, Bill implemented educational forage production programs at the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College, now part of Dalhousie University. His work as a lecturer at Dalhousie continues in the forage and soil management and livestock production courses. He's developed policies on nutrient management, beef development and agricultural awareness. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrology, Agrology Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society of Agronomy and has served on several forage and crop and research committees. In 2011, he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Agronomy, the society’s most distinguished award. Bill was the recipient of the 2019 Canadian Forage and Grassland Association's Leadership Award.
In addition to our keynote speaker, John Molenhuis, OMAFRA Business Analysis Cost Production Specialist, will kick off the day with How to Determine your Cost of Production. Attendees will be treated to a panel with the firsthand knowledge from producers experienced in managing their cost of production. The 2019 Mapleseed Sheep Pasture Award recipients Carrie Woolley/Brett Schuyler will present an overview of their operation, and Christine O’Reilly, the OMAFRA Forage and Grazing Specialist, will round off the day with a presentation on Grass Utilization.Source : OFC