August 16 York SCIA BBQ, 6 pm, Rob Beynon’s, 12060 Bathurst, Maple
August 17 Peterborough SCIA Car Tour to be determined
August 26 -30 East Central Soil and crop trip to Farm Progress Show in Iowa August 26-30, 2018
Departure, Sunday August 26 at 7:00 am from Peterborough. Pick up in Lindsay and pickup in Durham. Drive for a full day, stopping at border and for lunch. Arrive at Joliet Best Western North.
Monday: Breakfast included at best Western and stop at Le Claire, Iowa Antique Archeology, home base and store for American Pickers on History T.V. Stop for lunch
1:00—Kinze Innovation Centre and plant tour. The Innovation Centre shows Kinze’s rich heritage and highlights technology shaping the future of farming. See how a local one man shop grew in 50 years to having 900 employees. Approximately 2 hours.
Arrive n Des Moines early evening and check into Quality Inn.
Tuesday: Breakfast included at Quality Inn. Full day at Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa. Back to Hotel for evening.
Wednesday: Breakfast included at the Quality Inn. Tour of Lacrosse Turf and Forage, specializing in award winning cover crop seed and research (unconfirmed at press time)
3:00pm: Cinnamon Ridge Farms, Donahue Iowa. The Maxwell Family, a sixth generation dairy farm focusing on farm tours for both the general public and farmers (over 6,000 last year). Milking 250 Jerseys with robots: 2017 average: 11,681 kg milk; 554 kg fat; 448 kg protein. Also, on farm cheese processing. They farm 4,000 acres of corn and soybeans. 3 of last 4 years yields were over 300 bushels for corn. Cow calf operation: market all their dairy bull beef through local stores. In addition: 10,000 pigs and a layer operation and on farm store. We will have supper here
Check into Best Western Plus in Joliet.
Thursday: back home to Peterborough
Pricing based on double occupancy. Space is limited to 40 paying passengers. 4 nights hotel, 4 breakfasts and bus: $762 per person
We are hoping to get sponsors to help cover other meals etc.
Deadline to register is July 16. Seating is limited.
Contact Neil Moore
Bruce McKeown 705-953-9935
Jessica Swain at Carlson Wagonlit Travel: 705-743-8683, or jswain@ carlsonwagonlit.net
September 17 York SCIA directors 7:30 pm Reesor’s Seed and Grain, 5309 Durham Regional Rd 30, Whitchurch-Stouffville
September 28,29 Peterborough County 100 Anniversary Plowing Match, at Dave Edgerton’s 11 Lindsay Road, Fowlers Corners. Lot 1 Conc 3 Selwyn.
October 3 East Central Farm Show Committee Meeting, 12 noon Swiss Chalet, 1 pm, Lindsay Fairgrounds
October 17 Peterborough SCIA Directors 7 pm Jim Buck’s
October 19 East Central Region Annual Directors Meeting, 9 am, Lindsay Fairgrounds
January 7 York SCIA ADM 10 am Mt Albert Lions Club Hall