The Ontario Forage Council is hosting its annual Forage Focus Conference in Shakespeare on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Shakespeare Optimist Hall, and in Winchester on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the Joel Steele Community Centre.
The program and schedule will be the same for both days beginning with registration and trade show from 9 to 10 a.m. and speakers until 3:30 p.m. Presentations are Continued Education Unit (CEU) accredited.
This year's keynote speaker will be Robert Berthiaume, a dairy production expert in forage systems. Berthiaume obtained his B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from Laval University and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Guelph. From 1989 to 2012, he was a member of the nutrition team at the Dairy and Swine Research Centre in Lennoxville. From 2012 to 2017, Berthiaume joined the research and development department at Valacta as a dairy production expert in forage systems. He retired in July 2012 and now does consulting work.
The cost of this years' conference is $40, and includes conference proceedings and a hot lunch. Books of 10 tickets are available to treat customers or staff. Registration deadline is Dec. 8. Registrations will be accepted at the door, but may not include the hot lunch. Registration is available by phone or email.
Tradeshow and sponsorship opportunities are still available for both days of the conference. Spaces will fill quickly, so don't hesitate. Forage Focus is an excellent opportunity to advertise your business to your target audience!
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