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Each winter, Grey Ag Services offers courses of interest to producers and rural residents of Grey and Bruce Counties and beyond. Please find all the courses we are offering listed below.

All courses in January and February will be offered as webinars. A decision will be made in the coming weeks as to whether March course delivery will remain as listed, or will adjust to webinar formats. Courses are filling quickly, so please act fast! Pre-registration is required ...

Pre-registration can be done by emailing [email protected] There are more details for all courses on our website, including full descriptions. Certified Crop Advisors will be able to obtain CEU credits for some of these courses.

Course 1: In The Know, with Jackie Ralph from the Canadian Mental Health Association of Grey-Bruce. This webinar will be offered on Tuesday January 18th 2022, from 1-5 pm, or on Tuesday February 15th 2022 from 1-5 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 2a: Resilient Fields, Part 1: Soil Management, with Paul Bootsma of CFFO and Charles Lalonde, Resilient Fields Developer. This webinar will be offered on Wednesday January 19th 2022, from 1-2:30 pm.
Course 2b: Resilient Fields, Part 2: Economic and Environmental Considerations, with Paul Bootsma of CFFO and Charles Lalonde, Resilient Fields Developer. This webinar will be offered on Wednesday January 26th 2022 from 1-2:30 pm.
Course Fees: $25.00 for Resilient Fields Parts A & B together.

Course 3: Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Animal Products, with Robin White, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech University, USA. This webinar will be offered on Tuesday January 25th 2022 from 1-3 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 4: Making Better Bales is Not Just a Job; It’s an Investment! With Nathan Ficzere, General Manager for Tama Canada and Alain Gratton, Technical Manager for Tama
Canada. This webinar will be offered on Thursday January 27th 2022 from 7-9
pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 5: Winter Jamin', with Martha Rogers, Master Food Preserver, Cornell University Extension. This webinar will be offered on Thursday February 3 2022 from 10-11:30 am. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 6a: Strip Tillage, Part 1: Getting Started into Strip-Till, with Ryan Benjamins of Benjamins Agronomy Services, Michelle Durnin of Agri-Solve Inc., and moderated by Ben Rosser of OMAFRA. This webinar will be offered on Thursday February 3 2022 from 1-2:30 pm.
Course 6b: Strip Tillage, Part 2: Managing Fertilizer in Strip-Till Systems, with Ben Rosser of OMAFRA, and Jonathan Zettler of Fieldwalker Agronomy, and moderated by Jake Munroe of OMAFRA. This webinar will be offered on Thursday February 10 2022 from 1-2:30 pm. Course fee for Strip-Till Parts A & B inclusive is $25.

Course 7: Beekeeping for Beginners and Bee-yond, with Janine McGowan M.Sc., Owner & Operator of Our Bee Lab - Community Apiaries. This webinar will be offered on Monday February 7 2022 from 1-4 pm and on Wednesday March 9 2022, from 7-9 pm, and Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 8: Calf Housing Considerations, with John Van de Vegte, and Marlene Paibomesai both of OMAFRA. This webinar will be offered on Wednesday February 9 2022 from 1-3 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 9: Planning the Management Cycle for Small Ruminant Producers, with Delma Kennedy of OMAFRA. This course will be offered as a webinar on Thursday February 10 2022, from 7:30-9 pm, or in-person at Grey Ag Services on Wednesday March 30 2022 from 7-9 pm. Course Fee: $15.00. Participants should specify which date/format they would like to attend when registering.

Course 10: Small Ruminant Fecal Egg Counts, with Dr. Chris Buschbeck of Markdale Veterinary Services. This webinar will be offered on Wednesday February 16 2022 from 7-8:30 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 11: Keeping Pigs and People Safe from Diseases, with Laura Eastwood and Jaydee Smith of OMAFRA. This course will be offered in a hybrid format - participation is welcome in person at Grey Ag Services or virtually through Zoom, on Wednesday March 2 2022 from 7-9 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 12: Choosing the Right BMPs to Weather-Proof Your Farm, with Dave Bray of OMAFRA. This course will be offered in-person at Grey Ag Services on Thursday March 3 2022 from 1-3 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 13: Managing Annual Forages, with Jake Munroe and Christine O'Reilly of OMAFRA. This webinar will be offered on Thursday March 3 2022 from 7-8:30 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 14: Improving Garlic Quantity and Quality with Travis Cranmer of OMAFRA. This webinar will be offered on Tuesday March 8 2022 from 7-9 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 15: Cow Calf Info Session, with Steve Duff, Senior Economist; John Molenhuis, Business Analysis Cost of Production Specialist and James Byrne, Beef Cattle Specialist - all of OMAFRA. This course will be offered in-person at Grey Ag Services on Thursday March 10 2022 from 9:45-2:30 pm. Course Fee: $30 and includes lunch.

Course 16: Designing Edible Landscapes, with Ben Caesar of Fiddlehead Nursery. This webinar will be offered on Thursday March 10 2022 from 7- 8:30 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 17: Silvopasturing with Sheep, with Sheep with Carrie Woolley. This webinar will be offered on Tuesday March 22 2022 from 7-9 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 18: Transition Planning Prep: Are you Ready? With Maggie Van Camp and Andrea DeGroot, both of BDO Canada. This course will be offered in-person at Grey Ag Services on Wednesday March 23 2022 from 1-2 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 19: How to Have the Garden You Want! With the Grey County Master Gardeners. This course will be offered in a hybrid format - participation is welcome in person at Grey Ag Services or virtually through Zoom on Thursday March 24 2022 from 7-9 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 20: Horse Night with Dr. Tee Fox, and Dr. Marika Van Schaik, both of Markdale Veterinary Services. This course will be offered in-person at Grey Ag Services on Tuesday March 29 2022 from 7-9 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 21: Pressure Canning with Martha Rogers, Master Food Preserver, Cornell University Extension. This webinar will be offered on Thursday March 31 2022 from 10-11:30 am. Course Fee: $15.00.

Course 22: Getting Started with Records for Small Ruminant Producers with Delma Kennedy of OMAFRA and Erin Massender. This course will be offered in-person at Grey Ag Services on Thursday April 7 2022 from 7-9 pm. Course Fee: $15.00.

 For full course descriptions, please see our website: www.greyagservices.ca
Or contact Grey Ag Services at: 519-986-3756, [email protected]