On February 21st we are hosting the 36th annual South Western Ontario Dairy Symposium at the Woodstock Fairgrounds. This one day event brings in Dairy Farmers from South Western Ontario to take in a full speaker line-up and approximately 130 agricultural companies for a day of education, hot lunch and networking among dairy farmers.
This year we look forward to have our keynote Speaker Terry O’Rielly, host and writer of the Under the Influence documentary series and podcast on CBC Radio. He will highlight the power of storytelling and the application of marketing in the dairy industry.
Other speakers include:
-Carolyn Novick, from Coca-Cola Ltd., presenting on the launch of fairlife milk in Canada and in Ontario’s dairy industry
-Two Organic Dairy Producers. Justin Bell, a new entrant, and John Brunsveld, long-time organic producer. They will speak on the ins and out’s of Organic Dairy Products and their decisions to choose Organic over Conventional milk
– Tom Wright, dairy cattle specialist from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, will speak on the total protein versus true protein milk test and how to manage protein content in milk.
– Dairy consultant Jack Rodenburg will identify herd management opportunities to improve producers’ bottom line as profit margins decline.
Admission for dairy producers is $20.00 at the door.