Tues., March 12 will welcome thousands to the EY Centre in Ottawa for the Ottawa Valley Farm Show. The feature meal for the day is dairy day brought to you by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.

9 a.m. Doors open

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Shurgain presents: 4 Ways to Produce More Fat with Douglas Castagnino Ph.D, Pierre Dionne Agr. and Jakob Vogel – Hall A

Dairy fat accounts for roughly 58 per cent of a dairy producer’s revenue. With this high correlation and costs of production continuing to rise, the importance of maximizing the fat production on farm is one that proves to be the most economical year after year. Within this mini conference we will explore the four ways to improve fat production on your dairy.

10 a.m. Official show opening – Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Digital Agronomy Present and Future – How Ag Tech Can Help Your Farm with Paul Hermans – Hall B

Satellites, yield and management agricultural technology is rapidly changing with our ability to collect farm data and use crop modelling and artificial intelligence to increase productivity. Come hear the latest and future trends from Corteva AgriscienceTM, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont that will redefine the way you farm.

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Algonquin College: Business – Agriculture Diploma with Martin Savard and Blair Dow – Hall A

Algonquin College’s Perth Campus offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma in Business – Agriculture, effective Sept. 2019. The program combines agriculture technical skills with business and management training, providing graduates with skills necessary to successfully operate a farming operation or to provide services to agricultural businesses.

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. BE INSPIRED by Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program with Gabrielle Ferguson, leadership programs director, hosted by the Rural Ontario Institute – Hall A

BE INSPIRED by Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program, an experiential executive leadership program for people who want to shape the future of the agriculture and food industry and make a positive difference in rural communities. Build confidence, grow skills and broaden networks to change your life and the agricultural sector!

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Recent changes in Canadian income taxes with Ian Murphy, hosted by MNP – Hall A

Tax rules are constantly changing. Whether you are looking to expand, purchasing new equipment, or selling the farm, agriculture is complex. Join us for a look at how to minimize taxes, which rules have changed, and what you can do to ensure that you’re running your farm like a business.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Soil Compaction with Jake Kraayenbrink – Hall A

Jake Kraayenbrink of AgriBrink will deliver a presentation on how to minimize compaction. Kraayenbrink will talk about the Agribrink Tire Inflation “On-Go” in seconds system designed to minimize compaction, reduce fuel costs, minimize tire wear and to gain crop yield. 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 2019 Grain Market Outlook with Moe Augustino, Farms.com – Hall A

U.S./China trade, key to higher prices! Come and learn how to unlock the potential for $5 corn, $13 soybeans and $7 wheat in 2019, when trade will be the most important factor for higher prices!

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Mental Health Matters, presented by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), Hall B

Mental health awareness is growing, and so is the conversation within the agricultural community. This session will offer an overview of the latest in research, supports and opportunities to increase local awareness so we can support the most valuable asset: our people. 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. How Bélisle Can Be At Your Service with Patrice Vincent, Hall A

Bélisle Solution Nutrition is a Canadian company, owned by its employees. For the last 63 years, we always tried to support our clients by providing products and services to complete and optimize homegrown feed. Please join us and see how our vision of today’s agriculture might fit your enterprise.

3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Tractor Safety with Sheila James, WSPS – Hall A

Farm fatalities are most commonly caused by tractors. Learn what causes these tragic accidents and how you can prevent it from happening on your farm.

5 p.m. Doors close

5:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. Exhibitor Reception, hosted by OVSGA – Hall A