Ontario Forage Masters Competition
The Ontario Forage Masters is a program promoting excellence in the growing, harvesting and storage of forages by acknowledging outstanding producers that employ winning management practices.
The long-awaited debut of the new Forage Masters Competition took place in February at the annual conference of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA). The previous competition ran successfully for about 30-years, but in recent years was experiencing reduced enrollment and not garnering much attention from new participants. The OSCIA, who is responsible for coordination, chose to close down the competition for 2016 and focused efforts on developing a fresh new approach.
For those who were familiar with the previous competition, the changes introduced with the new product will be immediately detected.
The program has now launched for 2017!
The newly refined program takes a page from the very successful Environmental Farm Plan, with the emphasis on producer education. You will find a pdf document on this page (Self Assessment Package), which contains a great deal of valuable information, divided between 3 modules, followed by 45 questions in total. These 45 questions will be used for scoring purposes to determine the top 11 Regional winners.
There will be an online version released soon –
Submission deadline is July 15, 2017!
Sponsors for our New Forage Masters Competition are:
For more information, contact Amber Van De Peer firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-826-3152