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Set Up for a Successful Harvest

Hear from experts to get set up for harvest 2021
Join us online at our September 15 digital event day to prepare for the busy harvest season. We have experts to help you prepare for harvest success this year with tips and tools to safely get your crop off and stored for top quality.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (All Times Eastern Daylight Time)

8:55 am − Welcome to Set Up for a Successful Harvest
John Greig, Editor of Farmtario, sets the stage for the September 15 digital event day.

9:00 am − Best Practices for Grain Dryer Owners
Hear about a summer 2021 survey of Ontario farmers about the challenges facing grain dryer operators today. Researchers at the University of Guelph will discuss the results of their survey and share best practices for grain dryer owners to adopt in their own operations.

9:45 am − DLF Pickseed Corn Performance Tour
This presentation focuses on the DLF Pickseed Canada grain hybrids, DLF silage specific leafy hybrids and their new leafy full floury hybrid.

10:00 am − Grain Monitoring for Crop Profitability
Join this LIVE Zoom roundtable to hear how BIN-SENSE® grain monitoring can support your crop storage by keeping grain in optimal condition. Find out about the approaches to grain monitoring and the technologies it leverages.

10:30 am − Coffee Break…Meet us in the Virtual Coffee Shop!

11:00 am − A Look at This Season's Crops in 2021
Join us for a live Zoom roundtable hosted by Grain Farmers of Ontario, with three OMAFRA specialists discussing current conditions and considerations for harvest.

11:30 am − Grain Bin Safety Practices
Join representatives from the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to hear important information to keep you, your family and your farm employees safe this harvest.

12:00 pm (Noon) − Exclusive Preview for Upcoming September In-Person Events
Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is excited to be presenting two small-scale, in-person events highlighting the dairy industry (Sept. 21 & 22) and crop industry (Sept. 23 & 24) at the Discovery Farm Woodstock site. Join us for this sneak preview with Diane Houlachan, Farmtario Retail Sales Manager, and Doug Wagner, President of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, as they share preparations happening at the site and talk about this fun, relaxed and safe way to explore outdoor exhibits and crop plots. This is the perfect follow up to our September 15 digital event, with many of our digital event sponsors available at the in-person events next week so farmers can talk with industry, network with other farmers and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of the latest technology available. A special thanks to our industry partners Progressive Dairy Operators and the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association for supporting this return to small in-person events at Woodstock, home of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show!

12:15 pm − What’s the Risk? Understanding Common Loss Prevention Areas on Your Property
Watch as the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association shares some of the most common areas of risk on your property and provide tips on how to manage them.

12:30 pm − How to Ensure a High-Quality Food-Grade Soybean Crop at Harvest
Sending quality Canadian food-grade soybeans to high-value markets around the world starts before the combine hits the field. The Sevita International staff explain how to maintain a high-quality crop prior to and during harvest.

12:45 pm − Maximizing Fertilizer Efficiency with ALPINE® bio-K Technology
In this session, the newly-introduced ALPINE products will be discussed, and how they can support your cropping practices, improving water and nutrient use efficiencies along with increased microbial and soil health.

Speakers presented by Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

James Dyck
Engineering Specialist, Crop Systems and Environment, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

W. David Lubitz
Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Guelph

Presentation: Efficiencies and Best Practices for Grain Dryer Owners

Overview: During the summer of 2021, researchers at the University of Guelph undertook a survey to understand how and where grain dryers are used in Ontario, and what challenges grain dryer operators are facing today. This session will discuss the results of the survey and share best practices for grain dryer owners to adopt in their own operations. This survey is part of an ongoing research project to understand how grain drying facilities can become more efficient and reduce impacts on surrounding neighbours.

Profiles: James Dyck is the Engineering Specialist, Crop Systems and Environment with OMAFRA, based in Vineland Ontario. James was raised on a cash crop and hog farm in the Niagara Region, and completed his Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Waterloo. His work at OMAFRA focuses on best practices, innovations and environmental impacts of grain drying and storage, field equipment, precision agriculture, and greenhouse gas reduction. He has a particular interest in energy use and efficiency of farm production processes.

W. David Lubitz is an Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph. He is the lead researcher on a project to investigate and quantify noise emissions from Ontario grain dryers, and develop recommendations and best management practices to mitigate nuisance problems. David has also led research projects to make grain drying less expensive and reduce associated carbon emissions by investigating drying using heat pumps powered by electricity from low-carbon grids, and to develop practical models of the drying process that allow producers to use weather forecasts and site-specific information to operate dryers efficiently.

Robert Gobeil, OHS Cert., NCSO
Agricultural Health and Safety Specialist, Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Presentation: Product Handling and Storage Safety

Overview: Corn and soybean harvest is coming quickly and that means storage safety is top-of-mind. Hear what the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association says about how to mitigate grain storage incidents including hazard control methods around people, equipment, materials and the environment in order to keep everyone safe at harvest.

Profile: Robert Gobeil is the Agricultural Health and Safety Specialist for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), a non-profit organization with the vision of “Safe and sustainable agriculture where healthy Canadian farm communities thrive”. Rob grew up in rural Manitoba and spent many informative hours on his grandparent’s grain and poultry operation learning the fundamentals of farming. Rob worked for several years as a supervisor in the heavy construction sector. Rob obtained his Occupational Health and Safety Certificate with Honours from Red River College in 2007. Rob currently manages the BeGrainSafe program, course development and other projects for CASA. Rob leads a national Provincial Partner Safety Leadership Panel and is a member of the Canadian Agricultural Systems Standards Oversight (CASSO) / Surveillance des norms des systèmes agricoles canadiens (SNSAC) committee as well as a member of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) Safety Days Development Committee. Rob, his wife Breanne, and young daughter Ilyanne live in Winnipeg. Rob also has a grown son, Shawn.

Digital Livestock Day: Featuring Dairy & Beef

Rewatch sessions from our August 18 digital event day!

Experts discuss the dairy and beef sectors, what’s impacting production today, what’s new in the industry. Register to get this information and more:

•  How farmers in New Zealand headed off a similar ‘buttergate’ issue with a palm oil market challenge and what Canada’s dairy industry can learn from what happened in New Zealand

•  Hear about an emerging trend of dairy farmers breeding part of the herd to beef sires and what management and marketing changes are required with this strategy

•  The DLF Pickseed Forage Performance Tour focuses on the DLF Pickseed Canada Breeding program, new alfalfa technology and forage grasses

•  Hear about dairy and livestock products from New Holland Dealers of Ontario to help you provide the best feed for your animals − from round balers to combines and tractors

•  Discover BouMatic products that are centered around cow-comfort, and find out the benefits to your herd and other aspects of your operation

•  Learn about innovative ways to improve your animal management systems with products from Gallagher and Brussels Agri Services Ltd.

•  Get access to special deals and find out more about the Flip & Win contest!

Research and Tire-Kicking

Rewatch sessions on our July 13 digital event day!

Listen to experts share creative solutions to ag challenges you might be facing. Register to get this information and more:

•  New options in non-chemical weed control in field crops

•  Electric drive vehicles & farm machinery design

•  View sessions on-the-go with our FREE app: where you want, when you want

•  Get access to special deals and find out more about the Flip & Win contest!

Getting on with Growing

Rewatch sessions from our June 16 digital event day!

Listen to experts about emerging  issues and opportunities  in the field, ways to be more efficient with  inputs and how to get the most out of your farm equipment  this  spraying season.  

Learn about the different ways to get more out of your crop:

•  Nitrogen application options from application processes to nitrogen inhibitors and how these processes fit with 4R  Nutrient  Stewardship

•  Establishing cereal rye  as a cover crop  in soybeans

And more!

Planting Kick Off

Rewatch sessions from our March 10 digital event day! Register for free to learn:

•  How small changes on your farm can lead to BIG returns

•  Making your planter more profitable

•  The future of autonomous machinery

•  The latest innovations in ag equipment

And more!

2021 Schedule

March 10, 2021

Planting Kick Off – Profiting Through Incremental Gains
What’s on your mind as you start the 2021 growing season? We’ll share ideas on maximizing profitability through small changes, planting equipment tips and news, plus what’s on the horizon as another season gets underway.

June 16, 2021

Getting on with Growing – Vigilance in Crop Care
Now that the season is underway, what pressures are you facing? We’ll talk to experts about emerging issues and opportunities in the field, ways to be more efficient with inputs and how to get the most out of your farm equipment this spraying season.

July 13, 2021

Research and Tire-Kicking – Demos and Clinics to Inform Your Decisions
Although in-person restrictions make tire-kicking and plot tours tough this summer, we’ll bring you up-to-date information from the field to help with equipment decisions, crop research to help you plan and ways to prepare for harvest.

August 18, 2021

Livestock Day 2021 - Featuring Dairy and Beef
Dairy and beef producers continue to face changes in their sectors based on trade and market pressures and influence from consumer trends. We’ll share what’s impacting production today and look at strategies to help producers in each sector maximize profits.

September 15, 2021

Set Up for a Successful Harvest
Are you ready for the busy harvest season? As you prepare for success with this year’s harvest, we’ll help you look at ways to get your crop off and stored for top quality and other considerations for this time of year.

November 10, 2021

What a Year – A Celebration of Ag Innovation
Innovation drives the heart of our Canadian ag industry. We’ll showcase some of the best innovations from 2021, and share ground-breaking technologies from agri-business, crop and seed, equipment and livestock that will drive the future of ag.


Enter to win a chance to Stock Your Shop with tools & equipment from New Holland!

The Flip & Win with Farmtario contest runs from May 17, 2021 through to midnight on November 10, 2021

There are many ways to enter. Make sure you register, then look for bonus entries:

• Entries are available online at

• Subscribe to Farmtario’s FREE eNewsletter, and be automatically entered for a chance to win

•  Register at and attend this year’s Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show digital event days throughout the year to find bonus codes at the digital events

•  Look for bonus codes for additional chances to win in issues of Farmtario starting May 17, 2021

Check out what’s included in the grand prize!

See contest rules on the Flip & Win with Farmtario website for details. Contest is open to Ontario (Canada) residents only. The Ultimate New Holland Shop Prize Pack includes tools and shop equipment valued at $25,000. Grand prize may not be exactly as shown. No purchase necessary.

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