Glacier FarmMedia

September 11, 12 & 13, 2018

Canada's Outdoor Park, Woodstock, Ontario

Demos & Events

See a variety of demonstrations, participate in test drives and see new technology in action. Scroll for large scale field demo details, crop plot information, livestock programming and other exciting features.


Event Schedule

Coming in August 2018


Field Demos

TACKLING CORN STALKS

This demonstration challenges equipment manufacturers to present their best corn stalk management solution on a strip of corn stalks to achieve 35% ground cover. Both strip tillage and conservation tillage equipment is welcome. This type of demonstration goes further than comparing different brands and allows farmers to start with comparing different types of equipment to determine what will best handle this situation on their farm.

DAILY AT 12:30 P.M. IN THE SOUTHWEST DEMO FIELD

VARIABLE RATE SEEDING

Crop production practices continuously evolve to maximize yields while reducing input costs. Through soil testing and field mapping, farmers can use different planting rates in different parts of a field for the most effective seed input. The Variable Rate Seeding demonstration will give farmers a firsthand comparison of different planting machinery. In addition to seeing how the equipment operates during planting, a strip will be planted three weeks in advance so that attendees can assess emergence. Manufacturers will have the option of planting corn or soybeans.

DAILY AT 1:30 P.M. IN THE SOUTHWEST DEMO FIELD


Innovations Showcase

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is pleased to welcome the Innovations Showcase. This new program is an opportunity for exhibitors to receive extra attention for new products and services through pre-show promotion and highlighting at the show in September.

Accepted applicants will have their product or service featured in the Official Show Guide, on outdoorfarmshow.com, through social media platforms and included in a media kit that will be distributed to Ontario agricultural media.

All entries will be assessed by the Innovations Committee to confirm they qualify. To qualify, all product/services must be on display at COFS and the submitting company must be a registered COFS exhibitor in 2018. They must also:

• Be truly innovative

• Be relevant to farmers and farm businesses

• Be new (patents, patent-pending, industrial design, or copyright granted within the last calendar year in either Canada, the United States, or both)

Companies can choose to provide:

• Up to three photos

• Product specs

• Website address

• Social media handle and hashtag

• Marketing material

• Press release announcing the launch

Deadlines:

June 22, 2018: Early-bird deadline - submit by this date to be featured first through social media and on outdoorfarmshow.com

July 20, 2018: Promotional deadline – submit by this date to be included in the Official Show Guide, Pocket Program & Site Map, and media kit

August 31, 2018: Final deadline – submit by this date to receive recognition during the show

For questions, please contact:

Amanda Macfarlane |Communications Manager, Canada's Outdoor Farm Show

[email protected] | 1-800-563-5441 ext. 37


Crop Plots & Features


Seed and crop plots

SEED AND CROP INPUT PLOTS

See the most comprehensive display of new seed and crop technology impacting corn and soybean varieties, with many demonstrating the newest biotech and gene-stacking technology. See and compare crop inputs plots under real field conditions from PRIDE Seeds, Dow Seeds, Horizon Seeds, DuPont Pioneer, Sevita International, Country Farm Seeds, DEKALB Brand Seeds/Monsanto, Maizex Seeds, Dow AgroSciences, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Elite Agromart Seeds and Alpine. See what each company in showcasing in their plot.

 

Seed and Crop Input Plot Report – Coming Soon!


Dekalb Seed

COMING SOON

Check back. More crop plot features will be announced in 2018.


Livestock Demonstrations

FCC Livestock Central is home to exhibits and features spanning dairy, beef, sheep and more. From the large herd operator to those who casually keep livestock, visit Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show for the latest in feed, equipment, handling techniques and supplies.


Dairy innovation centre

BRITESPAN DAIRY INNOVATION CENTRE (DIC)

Catch the latest dairy technology up close and in action at the DIC. Come see DeLaval’s integrated robotic solutions including robotic milking, automated feeding, cow health monitoring and body condition scoring camera.

The DIC highlights the latest innovations in dairy production and is sponsored by BriteSpan Building Systems, Lely, DeLaval, Agrilight, Shur-Gain, Faromor, FCC, Kubota, Dow Seeds, Norwell Dairy Systems, Ontario Dairy Farmer magazine, Promat, Stubbe’s Precast, Supreme Mixer/Brodie Ag & Walker Dairy.

ONGOING DAILY IN FCC LIVESTOCK CENTRAL 

Featuring Lely & DeLaval 


TRACEABILITY & CATTLE HANDLING DEMO

TWO TRACEABILITY & CATTLE HANDLING DEMOS

1) Arrow Cattle Handling System

Traceability and safe, effective cattle handling are two important issues for all cattle operators. Brussels Agri Services will demonstrate the Arrow Cattle Handling System and the benefits of the Gallagher TSI and HR5.

2) Hi-Hog Cattle Handling System

An ongoing tradition at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is the Hi-Hog Cattle Handling Demonstration. With the assistance of live cattle, these sessions walk farmers through the features of the Hi-Hog cattle handling equipment step by step.

 


Grober Centre

GROBER YOUNG ANIMAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (GYADC)

This summer will prove to be an exciting time at the GYADC with the arrival of 60 lambs and 100 calves…it’s a busy place. We’ve modified the layout to the GYADC and are conducting a number of trials on calf management styles, lamb and calf nutrition. In addition, we’ve included the Calf Rail by Förster Technik (Germany) to feed our individually housed calves this summer. The trials held at the GYADC each year have allowed Grober Nutrition to test new products, refine management recommendations and experiment with innovations in feeding and housing technology. Grober will exhibit lambs and calves, showcase trial results and demonstrate the Calf Rail during this year’s farm show. Come check us out.

ONGOING DAILY AT THE GROBER YOUNG ANIMAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE IN FCC LIVESTOCK CENTRAL


VIP dairy producers brunch

VIP DAIRY PRODUCERS BRUNCH

Dairy Day is Thursday September 14th! Invited dairy producers & their families are welcome to enjoy a complimentary breakfast sponsored by agricultural companies committed to Canada’s dairy sector. Brunch is courtesy of Blythe Brae Farms, DuPont Pioneer, Farm Credit Canada, GEA, Grandview Concrete Grooving, Masterfeeds, Ontario Dairy Farmer magazine, Progressive Dairy Operators and milk provider Gay Lea Foods.

INVITE ONLY – THURS. AT 8:30 AM IN THE SPECIAL EVENTS TENT

SPONSORED BY BLYTHE BRAE FARMS, DUPONT PIONEER, FARM CREDIT CANADA, GEA, GRANDVIEW CONCRETE GROOVING, MASTERFEEDS, ONTARIO DAIRY FARMER MAGAZINE, PROGRESSIVE DAIRY OPERATORS AND GAY LEA FOODS  

 


Other Features


NEW BENEFITS WITH THE FCC YOUNG FARMER LOAN

If you’re 39 or under, you could qualify for up to $1 million to purchase a farm or other business-related assets. New for 2017, you can take advantage of reduced down payment requirements, and don’t pay a cent in loan processing fees. Visit our booth to learn more.


ACCESS TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES REGULATIONS EXHIBIT

Growing cannabis for medicinal purposes is a growth area in agriculture for farmers looking for a new high value crop, as well as many different types of companies that could provide their services to these technical facilities. This year, COFS adds the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations Exhibit. 

ONGOING DAILY AT THE POND

 


Woodlot expo

WOODLOT EXPO

Many farm owners manage woodlots in addition to crops & livestock. The professionals to guide attendees in proper management & equipment can be found in this popular expo on South Mall. Full of action, come see ongoing demos featuring sawmills, chain saws, wood splitters & related equipment.

ONGOING DAILY AT SOUTH MALL & 5TH LANE

SPONSORED BY B. KROPF FORESTRY SERVICES 


Produce launches

DOZENS OF PRODUCT LAUNCHES & MUCH MORE!

Shh! It's too soon for Canada's Outdoor Farm Show to announce the dozens of new products today, but stay tuned for the list of new agricultural equipment that is making its Canadian debut in September!


2018 3rd Annual Great ON Yield Tour

Canada's Outdoor Farm Show is proud to be a host location for the 3rd Annual Great ON Yield Tour in August. The Yield Tour team assess growing conditions, cropping challenges, opportunities facing Ontario Farmers in 2018 and the “boots-on-the-ground” team will make agronomy and marketing recommendations on how to face this year’s crop season.

The tour takes place the last two weeks in August, when the team is out in the field taking samples. At the end of the Great Ontario Yield Tour, the team will be estimating corn and soybean yields in Ontario for 5 regions: South, East, Central, West and North.

For more information, please visit the Annual Great ON Yield Tour website: riskmanagement.farms.com/events/Ontario-yield-Tour-2018