2017 Annual Conference Speaker Presentations

Opening Plenary Session

150-Year Retrospective on the Benefits of Soil Care to Long-term Production of Forages and Food
Don W. Lobb, P.Ag.(Hon)

Restoring Soil Health and Farm Livelihoods
Richard Teague, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Forages and Carbon Policy in Canada
The Role of Forages in Environmental and Carbon Policy

Karen Haugen-Kozyra, Viresco Solutions

Canadian Grasslands and EG&S Programs: Valuation and Markets
Lara Ellis, ALUS Canada

Carbon Policy and Carbon Offset Trading Systems
Drew Black, Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Soil and Animal Health

Unravelling Soil and Crop Health from the Air
George Lazarovits, A&L Biologicals

Un-Earthing Microbial Technology in Broad Acre Agriculture; An Overview of Technology, Usage, Performance, and Future Directions
Jon Treloar, Monsanto BioAg

This Land and Livestock Life
Arlette Seib, Dog Tale Ranch

Virtual Farm Tour: Quebec
David Normandin, Norfoin Inc.

The Value of 4R Nutrient Stewardship in Forages  
Cassandra Cotton, Fertilizer Canada

Rotational Grazing Opportunities for Animal Health
John Duynisveld, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Diverse Rotation and Cover Crop Impacts on Soil Health in Ontario
Adam Hayes, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs


Profitable Forage Systems

Double Cropping in the North: Making Money on Both Ends
Tom Kilcer, Advanced Ag Systems

NDFD, uNDF and Kd Rates of Starch and Fiber, Why are these Important?
Dave Taysom, Dairyland Laboratories, Inc.

Forage Quality from a Nutrition Perspective  – How much will they eat and how much will they milk?
Mark Bowman, Grand Valley Fortifiers

Beyond Grandfather’s Grasses: Next Generation Highly Digestible Forages  
Peter Ballerstedt, Barenbrug US

Backwards Thinking
Tim Lehrbass, Lehrbass Farms

CFGA Leadership Awards Luncheon Presentation

Creating Profits from Forages
Doug Wray, Past-Chair, CFGA

Forage Export Development

Opportunities in the Gulf Region for Canadian Forage Producers
Andrew Maharaj, Regional Counsellor for Agriculture and Agrifood Canada in the Middle East

Direct Export Opportunities for Forage and Animal Feed  
Nicole Rogers, Agriprocity

Doing Business in China
Robert Watson, Alta-Agricorp China

Accounts Receivable Insurance Program
Bob Friesen, Farmers of North America

Update on the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Programs
Adriana Zeleney, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada