- December 2, 2022 @ 12:30 pm
WELLINGTON COUNTY SOIL & CROP IMPROVEMENT
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2, 2022 - ALMA BIBLE CHURCH, ALMA
11:30 – 12:30 Registration & Refreshments: Join us for pie, ice cream and
refreshments. This is subsidized by Wellington Soil & Crop and corporate
Memberships will be due at the door; $35.00 for a one year membership.
Please make check payable to Wellington County Soil & Crop Improvement Association.
Pre-registration required by Wednesday November 23, 2022!
Please register early!
12:30 pm Welcome; Business meeting, minutes, financial examiner’s report & financial
statement, review of proposed constitution
12:45 pm The Honourable Rob Black, Senator for Ontario and Chair of the Senate
Agriculture and Forestry Committee. Senator Black is well known in
Wellington County circles. He has worked in the rural, agricultural and
leadership areas for much of his working career. Rob will outline his role on the
Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, and provide an update
on the committee mandate to undertake a study on soil health across Canada.
He will also discuss the federal government’s fertilizer reduction strategy.
1:30 pm Dan Breen: :Building Resilient Soil” - Breen, who farms at Putnam, just east of
London, as the 2018 soil champion. “Nature is in balance, and we mess up that
balance with excessive tillage, taking out too many nutrients, or not providing
biodiversity. We need to provide a stable environment as we go about our
2:15 pm Patrick Verkley: Patrick hails from Strathroy, Ontario where he has a mixed
farming operation of broiler chickens and cash crops. He is a member of the
Ontario Soil Network. His topic: “60 inch corn: Making Space for Opportunity”
3:00 pm Adjourn
Please note –All farm businesses and sponsors are greatly appreciated. For a complete list
please see the Annual Report! Please take time to visit with the booths situated
in the main gym.
Resolutions to OSCIA (please have these typed up & emailed to Secretary prior to the meeting)
All participants MUST PRE-REGISTER by Wednesday Nov. 23 by calling Linda McFadden, 519-362-2094 (please leave a message) or by email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. BRING A FRIEND! BRING A NEIGHBOUR! BUT, PLEASE! CALL AHEAD!
Most memberships expire in 2023, there will be a form to fill out at the door. Preferred payment by cash or cheque. Cheques must be made payable to
Wellington County Soil & Crop Improvement Association.