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Gord Green named OSCIA president

March 3, 2016, Guelph, Ont. – Gord Green, a dairy producer from Oxford County, has taken over as the president of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) for 2016.

Gord, his wife Laura and their son operate Greenholm Farms Limited, a dairy and cash crop operation north of Embro where they use strip-till in corn and no-till in soys, wheat and forages.

“Ontario Soil and Crop has provided me with the inspiration and motivation to try new practices that I have adopted over the years. An Oxford County Soil and Crop bus trip down to some conservation farms in the U.S. in 1994 gave me the stimulus to try no-till in a serious way,” Green says. More recently, Green says, “Soil and Crop has shown me examples of people using cover crops very successfully to further improve their land. Our farm is currently trying different cover crop options to improve soil health and provide sources of alternate feeds for our livestock. This is an organization with a rich history that can provide a great many opportunities to those willing to grasp them.”

All indications point to another busy year at OSCIA. In addition to applied research projects and a long list of educational activities for members, Green pointed out the surge in recent interest expressed by the farm community in programs such as Growing Forward 2 and the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative. “Much has been accomplished by this organization working collaboratively with our member associations and a long list of partners, and we have another exciting year ahead of us,” states Green. “I eagerly accept the challenges as the 2016 president.”