On Thursday, February 22, 2018, we are talking dairy production in Woodstock. This has been planned and sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Ontario.
The "Food from our Farms" initiative will once again feature lots of new and novel dairy products, and of course' we will continue to provide a forum for discussion of industry issues using our very popular audience response system. You can submit your questions or comments for that part of the program by clicking on the "discuss" tab.


9:00 Exhibits Open
Registration and Coffee

10:15 Welcome

10:20 Farm Safety: Best Laid Plans Can Go Astray
Craig Connell, Wicketthorn Livestock

10:50 Low Down on Lameness in Canada
Dr. Stephanie Croyle, University of Guelph

11:20 NAFTA Renegotiations: What is at Stake?
Kathleen Sullivan, Strategic Planning and Government Affairs

12:10 Hot Lunch featuring “Food from Our Farms”

1:30 Succession Planning Panel: Keeping Up with Change
Darrell Wade, Farm Life Financial
George Sinker, George E. Sinker LLB
Dwayne Scott, Wilkinson Rogers LLP
Franklin F. Famme, Famme & Co.

2:40 Understanding Butterfat Production in Today’s Dairy Cow
Dr. Dan Ganesh, Bos Nutrition Service

3:20 Speak your Mind!
Open microphone session with DFO Vice-Chair Murray Sherk;
audience response system sponsored by Gay Lea Foods


4:00 Exhibits Close

Remember, set aside Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Woodstock Fairgrounds.

The South Western Ontario Dairy Symposium is planned and sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Ontario, through its Dairy Producer Committees in Essex-Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Elgin, Huron, Perth, Oxford, Waterloo, Wellington, Brant, Norfolk, Wentworth, Haldimand and Niagara, in cooperation with the Ontario Ministry of Agricuture and Food.