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OSCIA hosting new workshops in 2016


Dec. 18, 2015, Ontario – Besides Environmental Farm Plan and Growing Your Farm Profits workshops, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is now also offering biosecurity, food safety and traceability workshops.

Workshops may be required in order to access cost-share funding. Be sure to review cost-share program details, also available on OSCIA's website.

Biosecurity workshops  
In this free, one-day commodity-specific workshop, an experienced veterinarian or certified crop advisor will show you the benefits of having an on-farm biosecurity program, and identify key practices, which will help you in increasing the biosecurity on your farm. Having a biosecurity program in place helps to protect the investment of your farm business.  

Dairy biosecurity: Jan. 8, 2016, 10 a.m., Woodstock
Dairy biosecurity (French): Jan. 13, 2016, 10 a.m., Casselman
Bee biosecurity: Jan. 19, 2016, 10 a.m., Ancaster Fairgrounds, Jerseyville
Poultry biosecurity: Jan. 21, 2016, 10 a.m., Listowel
Generic livestock biosecurity: Jan. 25, 2016, 10 a.m., Thunder Bay
Generic Livestock biosecurity: Jan. 26, 2016, 10 a.m., Rainy River
Crop biosecurity: Jan. 28, 2016, 10 a.m., Carp (Eastern) 
Crop biosecurity: Jan. 29, 2016. 10 a.m., Thunder Bay
Poultry biosecurity: Feb. 1, 2016, 10 a.m., Thunder Bay
Crop biosecurity (French): Feb. 3, 2016, 10 a.m., Thunder Bay
Crop biosecurity: Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m., Lindsay

Traceability workshops: maximizing your traceability investment  
This free one-and-a-half-day workshop focuses on how you can gain a competitive advantage and improve your bottom line with your traceability system. Real life examples and business profiles focused on traceability best practices will be examined throughout the workshop.   

Jan. 22 and 29 2016, 10 a.m., Ridgetown
Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 10 a.m., Colborne
Feb. 24 and March 2, 10 a.m., Simcoe (OMAFRA)
Feb. 29 and March 7, 10 a.m., Sarsfield (French)
March 3 and 10, 10 a.m., Spring Bay, Manitoulin
March 17 and 24, 10 a.m., Elora

For more detail or to register for any workshop, visit:


December 18, 2015  By Top Crop Manager


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