Ontario Forage Masters Competition


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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.

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2017 Forage Masters Competition now launched!

The newly refined program takes a page from the very successful Environmental Farm Plan, with the emphasis on education. The Self Assessment Package 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 are two ways to participate

1. Online

Enter your responses via the online self-assessment and submit them electronically to OSCIA before July 15, 2017.

Online Self Assessment

2. On paper

Download a PDF copy of the Self Assessment Package or obtain one from your regional Director or RCC. Complete and submit by mail to the OSCIA Guelph Office by July 15, 2017.

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017

 

Sponsors for our new Forage Masters Competition are:

Platinum Sponsor:
General Seed Company is generously providing prizes for first, second and third-place finishers of the Forage Masters regional competitions.

Alberton, ON
(905) 648-2101

Gold Sponsor:
SGS Agrifood Laboratories is a proud Gold level sponsor of the Forage Master Competition and the exclusive sponsor for printing the Self-Assessment for 2017.

Guelph, ON
(519) 837-1600

Gold Sponsor:
ProRich Seeds is a Gold level sponsor and has eagerly agreed to support the Forage Masters provincial speaking competition.

Mount Elgin, ON
(519) 485-3447

For more information, contact Amber Van De Peer at avandepeer@ontariosoilcrop.org or 519-826-3152.

 



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