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


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.

Media Sponsor: Farmtario

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.

Media Sponsor: Farmtario

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 will make it easier than ever for farmers to find the latest ag technology and innovation at the show!

 

2018 Innovations Showcase Participants


Farmers Edge Knowledge Tent, Presented by Farmtario and Country Guide

Farmers Edge and Farmtario and Country Guide partner to present an entirely new Knowledge Tent area. This educational and information feature will provide factual information about agronomy and farming practises, as well as advice for keeping fit and healthy, and touch on farm succession planning. Don’t miss Tuesday, September 11th at 2:00 p.m., when Elaine Froese hits the stage with her keynote presentation Finding Fairness in Farm Transition.

View Daily Schedule

Read About Presenters Here


Crop Plots & Features

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.

 

2018 Seed and Crop Protection Demo Guide


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. Farmtario is the media spoinsor for FCC Livestock Central.

Canada's Outdoor Farm Show hosts over 100 livestock specific exhibitors in Livestock Central. Find these exhibitors outside, in the EastGen dairy Producer Pavilion and in the Livestock Pavilion, sponsored by Farmtario.  

Livestock Demonstration Schedule


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)

Visit Grober at the Grober Young Animal Development Centre  to have an up-close look at equipment and learn about the newest nutritional technology in Grober’s milk replacer. They are opening up the GYADC doors for everyone to celebrate their 10th Anniversary of their research facility at Canada's Outdoor Farm Show. 


VIP dairy producers brunch

VIP DAIRY PRODUCERS BRUNCH

Dairy Day is Thursday September 13th! Invited dairy producers & their families are welcome to enjoy a complimentary breakfast sponsored by agricultural companies committed to Canada’s dairy sector.

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, Grandy Valley Fortifiers, 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.


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 


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