Wed., March 13 will welcome thousands to the EY Centre in Ottawa for the Ottawa Valley Farm Show. The feature meal is chicken brought to you by the Chicken Farmers of Canada.

9 a.m. Doors open

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Shurgain presents: 4 Ways to Produce More Fat- 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.

9 a.m. – 10 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 modeling 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 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Leadership in Action with Warren Schneckenburger, alumni, The Ontario Soil Network – Hall A

Warren is a recipient of this year’s IFAO Innovative Farm Award and an Ontario Soil Network Alumni, He is an innovative leader in Ontario agriculture, with his sights set on soil health. He’ll share his experience and achievements in participating in the Ontario Soil Network Leadership Challenge – a farmer-led initiative with the goal of increasing the adoption of soil-building BMPs such as cover crops, minimum tillage and responsible use of soil amendments.

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Plan for the Worst with Sheila James, WSPS – Hall B

Have an emergency plan in place, so we don’t waste valuable minutes if someone is injured in a farm accident. There are many things you can do now to have the best outcome for the worst accident.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cyber Security, RBC – Hall A

Cyber Fraud has become a daily concern for all businesses.  What can you do to protect yourself?

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.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.

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Championship Seed, Feed, and Forage Show Awards, hosted by OVSGA – Hall A

Recognize and reward the achievements of exhibitors of the Ottawa Valley Championship Seed, Feed and Forage Show. Take a few minutes during the Show and visit the exhibits on display in the Court of Honour in booths 2629 and 2529.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Kemptville College Alumni Reception – Hall B

Kemptville College Alumni are invited to stop by for coffee and visit with fellow grads! Learn about the progress of the Kemptville Alumni Historical Artifacts building at the Lombardy Fairgrounds. Donations to this initiative are welcome. Alumni Bursary information and applications, as well as details on the next Alumni reunion (Aug. 24 at the Lombardy Fairgrounds) will be available!

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Precision Planting with Greg Millard – Hall A

Precision Planting pays particular attention to seed depth, placement and singulation. Sensors onboard monitor seed singulation and population, row unit weight and bounce, seed furrow moisture, temperature and organic matter. The planter of the future is already in your shed. Talk to Greg Millard for all your planter upgrades.

7 p.m. Doors close

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Toy Auction, hosted by VITEO – Hall A

Introductory event! 100 toys and collectible items will be auctioned. Partial proceeds from the event will go to Easter food baskets, distributed to families in need in 12 counties of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.