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Small Grains Summer Conference

Tuesday August 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue: Online

Online via Zoom - link will be sent to registrants

Member $10 Register
Standard $15 Register

PLEASE NOTE: This registration provides access to the virtual conference ONLY.

To attend both the Conference and field day at 3Gen Organics on Thursday August 26th, register here.



9:30am | Webinar: Weed Management for Small Grains in Organic and Conventional Systems with Dr. Joel Gruver

Dr. Joel Gruver is an Associate Professor of Soil Science in the School of Agriculture at Western Illinois University. In addition to teaching soil science and conservation classes, he is the Director of the WIU Organic Research Program. His research and outreach activities focus on organic grain production systems with an emphasis on weed management, nutrient management and farming system strategies to enhance soil health. He grew up on a small farm in rural Maryland and has been active in farming systems research and education for over 25 years.


11:30am | Small Grains Meet-Up with Deb Campbell from Agronomy Advantage

Join Agronomist Deb Campbell for our monthly meet-up. Deb obtained her BSc (Agr) with a major in Agronomy and an emphasis in soil management from the University of Guelph. She then went on to complete her Certified Crop Adviser certification in 2000. Since then Deb added to that certification by completing the 4R Nutrient Management Specialty and the Resistance Management Specialty.  Deb has a broad range of experience from previously working for Cargill and Syngenta in an array of positions. From Agronomist to Account Manager, she understands all aspects of growing a successful crop both from the field and business perspective. She has production expertise in corn, soybeans (including IP), cereals, canola, edible beans, alfalfa, and cover crops. Deb was awarded the Certified Crop Advisor Award of Excellence in 2003. She has served on the Certified Crop Adviser Board of Directors since 2009 and in 2020 served as the Chair of the Board.  Deb is also a director at the local Grey County Soil and Crop and is First Vice for Grey Bruce Farmers Week. She has also previously served on the Board at AgScape.  Most days you will find Deb checking fields as she works with farmers to achieve their cropping and business goals. Deb owns and operates Agronomy Advantage Inc. and lives on a farm just west of Dundalk, Ontario.

Follow Deb on Twitter @DCHighlander


2:00pm | Farmer Panel: ‘The other’ small grains – buckwheat, triciale, quinoa, and spelt

A panel of producers growing ‘the other’ small grains – buckwheat, triticale, quinoa, spelt – will discuss their challenges and successes with growing and marketing, and answer your questions.

Hosted by farmer and CCA Jenn Doelmam