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AREA NEWS and Events NovEastCentral11.pdf Same as the mailed version 492 kb
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below
Annual Meetings Jan 9 York SCIA Annual Meeting, 10 am, Mt Albert Lions Club,
Horst Bohner, OMAFRA Soybean Specialist "RR1 and Issues";1 pm Victor Aideyan on "Crop Markets"
Jan 11 Victoria (CKL) SCIA Annual Meeting,10 am OPS centre. Morning: Peter Johnson on "Soil Fertility". Afternoon: Brian DeJong (Youngfield Farms) on "Precision Farming and their business philosophy".
Jan 12 Peterborough SCIA Annual Meeting, 11 am Douro centre. Morning: John Steele on "Pasture Management and the Sheep ID Program". Afternoon: Lloyd Crowe (Reynolds Bros Farms) on "Another Commodity Investment (Dirt)".
Jan 13 Durham SCIA Annual Meeting, 10 am, Blackstock centre. Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA Weed Control Specialist; Paul Reeds on Kawartha Conservation Issue and update on OSCIA programs, Durham Region Update
Northumberland Bus Trip to Frank and Julia Hoftyzer July 20.
Underseeded switchgrass left vs direct seeded right: John Kinghorn talks to Northumberland SCIA
From John Kinghorn's October 3 John explains plots to Bio-fuel tour: Seeding rates on switchgrass Big blue stem has browned off
Victoria SCIA Sprayer Day in July also showed demo of the grain entrapment rescue device provided by 4-H to the fire department
Peterborough County Soil and Crop Association sponsored a bus tour August 11 to the City of Kawartha Lakes area farms. We visited the Mariposa dairy goat operation and took a field trip through his edible bean crop. Bruce VandenBerg, Lenberg Farms, explained the planting, spraying, harvesting and marketing of his crops. Another stop was at Bruce McKeown's farm, where we saw his soybean processing and oil extracting machine. The final stop was at Midnight Acres Inc. where host Joe Hickson gave us a tour and explanation of his soybean and oat test plots. This interesting and educational tour was enjoyed by several county Soil and Crop members. Soybean Crusher at Bruce McKeown's: Joe Hickson talks to the group
East Central Scholarships ,
Criteria: Students living in the East Central area Durham, Haliburton, Peterborough, Victoria, York
- enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at a post-secondary institution or an agricultural college.
Four scholarships in the amount of $1000 - selection takes into account academic performance,
leadership, contribution to community, involvement in rural youth organizations with emphasis on
conservation and environmental goals.
Applications accepted until December 31, 2011
Got a project? - Need some financial assistance?
Your 4-H or Soil and Crop Association can apply for up to $1100 towards the project.
Applications may be made to the East Central Region Soil and Crop Improvement Association for up to $750 for Soil & Crop or 4-H projects in the East Central area. Decision to accept the project will reflect the mandate of the East Central Soil & Crop Improvement Association.
a) To encourage the adoption of such soil and crop management practices that are best suited to the soil and climatic conditions of the Region.
b) To organize, coordinate, sponsor, and facilitate with projects and outreach on a regional basis that 'Communicate and Facilitate the Economic Management of Soil, Water, Air and Crops' through field days, special meetings, field crop demonstrations, or other activities as decided upon by the Directors.
c) To co-operate with other agricultural organizations of common interests.
Contact: Neil Moore 705-324-2594, email@example.com
Establishment of C4 Bio-Fuel Grasses
is the Regional Project the East Central SCIA will be working on for 2009-2011
John Kinghorn, Woodville
with U of G staff
Tom Barrie, Bowmanville and Frank & Julia Hoftyzer, Hastings
Under the Guidance of Joel Bagg, OMAFRA
For 2010 the project was expanded with a 10 acre field of plots planted by co-operator Frank & Julia Hoftyzer, Hastings. For 2011 Frank & Julia have planted no-till plots.
|EAST CENTRAL Executive|
|1st Vice||John Kinghorn||705-374-4323|
|2nd Vice||Jim Buck||705-696-2567|
|Past Pres||Jim Smith||705-357-3677|
|OSCIA Director||Don Oliver||705-742-2147|
|Regional Communication Coordinator||Neil Moore||705-324-2594|
|Other Directors Tom Barrie, Frank Hoftyzer, Paul Sherwin, Jeff Steiner, Wayne Daniels, John Hickson, Rae Junkin, Peter Peeters, Joel Bagg, Jack Kyle|
|Local Association - President - Sec/Treas|
|Durham||Bob Stone||Tom Barrie|
|Peterborough||Scott Baptie||Jim Buck|
|Victoria(CKL)||John Hickson||Wayne Daniels|
|York||Chris Burkholder||Tom Patterson|