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The Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance is happy to present the fourth annual Northern Ontario Ag Conference (NOAC), in partnership with the Rural Agri-Innovation Network. This event is sponsored by FedNor, the Chicken Farmers of Ontario, Bioenterprise, the Cooperation Council of Ontario, and the Government of Canada.


Below is the schedule for the conference. The schedule will be updated as speakers are confirmed. The conference is free to attend and all sessions will have the same Zoom link, so you will be able to tune in and out of all conference sessions at will. All events will be recorded and posted online following the conference.

NOAC contact person:

Emily Seed

emily.nofia@gmail.com

705-647-4782

Thursday, February 17 2022

Session 1

10:00 - 10:45 AM EST

Which Approach Makes the Most Cents? Evaluating the Effect of Land Conversion Practices on Soil Health and Yields of Barley and Oats

Dr. Amanda Diochon, Lakehead University

10:45 - 11:30 AM EST

Presentations from the conference sponsors

Session 2

1:00 - 1:45 PM EST

Dr. Sara Epp, University of Guelph, School of Environmental Design & Rural Development

1:45 - 2:30 PM EST

Jim, Selina and Seth Rogers, Rogers Enterprises, Kapuskasing

Session 3

3:00 - 3:45 PM EST

Jenny Fortier, Northern Wildflowers Inc.

3:45 - 4:30 PM EST

Dr. Bob Bors, Plant Science Department, University of Saskatchewan

Current Events and Program Offerings

Overcoming Agricultural Barriers in Northern Ontario: Demystifying the North Through Education, Promotion & Engagement

Coming to Northern Ontario: The Rogers Family's Experiences Moving Their Farm from Saskatchewan

How to Plan for Pollinators in Your Orchard, Flower, and Produce Gardens from Spring to Fall - Part I

How to Plan for Pollinators in Your Orchard, Flower, and Produce Gardens from Spring to Fall - Part II

Friday, February 18 2022

Session 1

10:00 - 10:30 AM EST

Rachel Boucher, University of Waterloo

10:30 - 11:00 PM EST

Dustin Mulock, Kawartha Cover Crops

Session 2

1:00 - 1:45 PM EST

Johnny Kashama, Collège Boréal

1:45 - 2:30 PM EST

Dr. Pritesh Kumar, Canadore College, Director of Cannabinoid Research

Session 3

3:00 - 3:45 PM EST

Eric Smith, Chatham Biotech Ltd.

Steph Vanthof, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

3:45 - 4:30 PM EST

Dustin Kunkel, Powassan

Taking Advantage of Growing Ethnic Vegetables in Ontario, a Golden Opportunity for our Farmers

Agricultural Plastic Recycling Project

The Utilization of Genomics in Agriculture

Interacting with Roots and Fungi for Profitable and Sustainable Farms - Part I

Interacting with Roots and Fungi for Profitable and Sustainable Farms - Part I

Automation in Dairy Farming - Virtual Dairy Barn Tour

Increasing Corn Yield using Avipel Bird Repellant

To be confirmed shortly