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Newsletter  November 2016

For Hastings/Lennox & Addington, Northumberland, and Prince Edward Soil & Crop Members
This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA and See Sponsor Ads
Alpine Plant Food BASF - Diane Hall Bayer CropScience - Marieke Patton
Country Farm Seeds - Harold Huff County Automation - Dan Kempers County Farm Centre
Dekalb - Jason MacCuaig Dow Seeds - Craig Carson Dupont Pioneer - Mark McFaul
Maizex Seeds - Chad Mangan Pickseed Canada Precision Planting - Gary Parks
Quality Seeds - Doug Baker Royal Bank Terratec Environmental
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AREA NEWS and Events November Quinte2016.pdf 602 kb. Add the information on
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy or this link has all together November Quinte16 printer.pdf 1943 kb.

  • Coming Events link to separate page
  • Weather for 2016 from Quinte and East Central area link to separate page
  • Northumberland SCIA Annual Meeting
  • New! Farm Business Planning Program
  • Year 4 of the Growing Forward 2 program
  • OSCIA NEWS PDF file(652 kb)

    • Message from the President
    • Crop Advances & Members Soil Discount
    • Increasing Membership through “The Butter Tart Challenge”
    • Report on Neonic Study, University of Guelph
    • OMAFRA initiative to update Ontario’s soil maps
    • Association Development Advisor Position
  • CROP TALK - By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(1458 kb)

    1. Manure Analysis - Why testing for pH could be good for your bottom line
    2. Soil Health Observation
    3. Utilizing Corn Stalks for Feed or Bedding
    4. Nitrogen Fertilizer: Does It Help Build Soil Organic Matter
    5. Renfrew Soil Health Assessment Project
    6. Agricultural Environmentalism

  • Northumberland Soil & Crop Improvement Association Annual Meeting
    The Annual Soil & Crop Improvement Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 10 am at the Codrington Community Centre.

    The program will be a review of a number of activities – Regional Programs, Summer Tour, BBQ, Weather Recording etc. The guest speakers will include:
    • Daryl Patterson, from A & L Labs on Interpreting Soil Tests and Utilizing Precision Sampling Methods
    • Adam Pteffer, Monsanto, will discuss “Roundup Ready Xtend Crop Soybeans”
    • Thomas Ferguson, OMAFRA, will review regional programs and other crop concerns
    • Donna Archer on “Grain Girls”, Marketing.
    As in past years, we are asking Directors to promote the meeting with the sale of memberships and dinner tickets.
    Membership fee for the year 2016-2017 is $15 and Dinner tickets are also $15 each.
    Doug Young, Secretary-Treasurer 613-475-1757 or doug.young141@gmail.com
    Mark Burnham, President 905-653-4418 or burnhamfarms.mark@gmail.com
  • New! Farm Business Planning Program
    November-February\Peterborough
    Are you looking for financing or funding? Are you interested in taking the next step to turn your farm business vision into a concrete business plan? Work with a farm accountant who is a member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors.

    This program will save you money and introduce you personally to many of the professionals, financial lenders and grant funders you need to know.

    For more information or to apply visit http://www.farmsatwork.ca/farm-business-planning-program.
    Space in the program is limited, so apply as soon as possible.


Year 4 of the Growing Forward 2 program continues offering farmers great free workshops and cost-share grants!

Great Workshops?
If you have not attended previously, or your workshop is over five years old, you could benefit from one of the updated workshops.
Cost-share Grants
Next GF2 application intake window: February 3 - February 23, 2017
See the OSCIA web site for key dates and changes
http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/growing-forward-2
Application intake Window 2016/2017 Claim Deadline
Intake 1 February 5 - February 25, 2016 November 30, 2016
Intake 2 June 17 - July 7, 2016 January 31, 2017
Intake 3 October 14 - November 3, 2016 March 31, 2017
Multi-Year Projects All Intakes March 31, 2017
2017/2018
Intake 1 February 3 - February 23, 2017 January 31, 2018
Intake 2 May 12 - June 1, 2017 January 31, 2018

There are 46 categories of Best Management Practices (BMP's) outlined in the GF2 Producer Program Guide that are eligible for grant funding. See the GF2 Program Guide for all 46 categories! To view the GF2 Program Guide see "GF2 Resources" on the OSCIA web-site http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/

Don't miss out. Register for a workshop today through the OSCIA web site OR, Contact OSCIA program representatives;
  • Paul Reeds, Regional Program Lead, preeds@ontariosoilcrop.org 705-341-4915
  • Robin Brown, Workshop Leader, robin.brown@ontariosoilcrop.org 705-718-4859
  • Eric Lawlor, Workshop Leader, eric.lawlor@ontariosoilcrop.org 289-251-3042

The Quinte SCIA Executive
President Mark Burnham 905 372-8263
Past President Justin Dorland 613-475-0891
Sec-Treas Henry Nyman 613-399-3429
Provincial Director Dale Ketcheson 613-477-1131
Provincial Director Elect Mark Burnham 905 372-8263
Regional Communication Coordinator Neil Moore 705-324-2594
Other Directors: Doug Young, Brad King, Lloyd Crowe, Shane Smith, Jim McComb, OMAFRA Scott Banks/ Thomas Ferguson

Local Associations Hastings/L&A Northumberland Prince Edward
President Shane Smith Mark Burnham Past: Mark McFaul
Sec/Treas Dale Ketcheson/Brad King Doug Young Henry Nyman