By Connor Lynch
RIDGETOWN — The Jan. 3 and 4 conference and trade show at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus has sold out. The 25th annual Southwest Ag Conference is fully booked with 2,700 attendees but farmers can still watch some events online.
Farmers can livestream the second day of talks for $50. Livestreaming is watching and listening to an event from your home computer through an internet connection. Registration can be done over the phone by calling 1-866-222-9682, or by visiting website www.southwestagconference.ca.
The livestream is a full-day event and includes these talks:
9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.: Improving corn yields, with Dr. Tony Vyn of Purdue University.
10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.: Crop marketing in 2018 with Parrish & Heimbecker’s Steve Kell.
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.: Improving soybean yields, with Dr. Seth Naeve of the University of Minnesota.
Noon – 12:50 p.m.: The do’s and don’ts of corn management, according to Paul Hermans of DuPont Pioneer and Dan Foster of Pride Seeds.
2:10 p.m. – 3 p.m.: How to improve your soybean yields with OMAFRA’s soybean expert Horst Bohner.
3:10 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Improve corn yields with independent corn physiologist Dr. Thijs Tollenaar.
4:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.: A panel answers farmers’ production questions and will include Real Agriculture’s Peter Johnson and independent agronomist Pat Lynch.