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Yield Tour Events

Two events are held at the end of the Great Ontario Yield Tour. These events are held to bring farmers up to speed on the tour findings and to learn more about how to better their yields by providing demos on new technology, farm management practices, and agronomy.

NEW for 2019! Certified Crop Advisers can now earn 2 CEU Credits when attending either event!
Winchester: 1 Nutrient Management CEU + 1 Crop Management CEU
Woodstock: 1 Soil & Water Management CEU + 1 Crop Management CEU

Join us for the Yield Tour Final Events and learn how to take your yields to a higher level!


Western Event

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019
Canada's Outdoor Farm Show
744906 Oxford Rd 17
Woodstock, Ontario
N4S 7W1
9am* - 4pm 
*On-site Registration from 8am-9am inside Maizex Dome.


Kevin Kalb Guest Speaker - Kevin Kalb
Dubois, IN
• 6th generation farmer.
• Holds record state corn yield at 388bpa!

Kevin Kalb Presentation Topics

Setting the Table for Higher Yields
Planter setup, fertility, tissue samples, fungicides, timing at harvest.

Limiting Fertility Factors - The Plot Talk
Understanding the different types of fertilizer sources


  • 8:00am-9:00am Registration
    • All Attendees must register inside the Maizex Dome
  • 9:00am Demo & Clinic Rotation
    • Alpine - New Advances in ALPINE Starter Placement in 4R, High-Yield Environments
    • Maizex - Delta DON: Examining Hybrid Characteristics and Ear Moulds
    • Kevin Kalb - Limiting Fertility Factors - The Plot Talk
    • GPS Ontario - “Fertile Stripping” – Growing More with Less
    • Nufarm/Valent - Successfully managing weeds and herbicide resistance in soybeans
    • Precision Planting - Planter knowledge fact or fiction. Do you know what story your planter is telling you?
  • 12:40pm Lunch - (Roasted Chicken & Pulled Pork) catered by Quehl's Restaurant
  • 1:20pm Presentations
    • Special Guest Speaker Kevin Kalb - Setting the Table for Higher Yields
    • 2019 Ontario Yield Tour Results
    • 2019 Grain Market & Basis Outlook - Moe Agostino, Chief Commodity Strategist, Farms.com Risk Management
  • 3:05pm Prizes & Networking
    • Two Grand Prizes available:
      FarmTRX Retrofit Yield Monitor (with a 1-year subscription valued at $2,100/unit.)
      Bushel Plus innovative combine calibration tool (valued at $2,800)
      Also announcing the Data Tour Volunteer winner of:
      Redmond Agronomic Services SoilOptix® Soil Mapping package (valued at $2500)
    • Have questions you didn’t ask during the day? Stick around to mingle with other attendees, speakers, hosts & sponsors

Eastern Event

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019
Jaquemet Farms
12815 Thompson Road
Winchester, Ontario
K0C 2K0
1pm* - 8pm 
*On-site Registration from 12noon-1pm inside the barn


Ken FerrieGuest Speaker - Ken Ferrie
Hayworth, IL
• Owner of Crop Tech
• Field Agronomist for Farm Journal

Ken Ferrie Presentation Topics

The Art of How to Evaluate Hybrid Plots
While yield data is important when it comes to variety plots, it is only one aspect. This demo will teach the art of collecting volumes of data during the growing season, from yours and neighborhood plots. Valuable information that makes it easier to place hybrids in the right place.

Letting the Soil Work for You
Understanding the relationship between soil density, root growth, and water management. Understanding soil density is a big part of getting the soil to work for you. No matter what the crop, deep roots and free movement of capillary soil water leads to better yields. Understanding how our tillage practices affect soil density is key to deep root systems.


  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Registration
    • All Attendees must register inside the barn
  • 1:00pm Demo & Clinic Rotation
    • Alpine - New Advances in ALPINE Starter Placement in 4R, High-Yield Environments
    • Maizex - Soybeans: Where Does the Yield Come From?
    • Ken Ferrie - The Art of How to Evaluate Hybrid Plots
    • GPS Ontario - “Fertile Stripping” – Growing More with Less
    • Nufarm/Valent - Successfully managing weeds and herbicide resistance in soybeans
    • Precision Planting - Planter knowledge fact or fiction. Do you know what story your planter is telling you?
  • 4:40pm Dinner - (Roasted Chicken, Ribs, Pulled Pork) catered by AJ's Catering
  • 5:20pm Presentations
    • Special Guest Speaker Ken Ferrie - Letting the Soil Work for You
    • 2019 Ontario Yield Tour Results
    • 2019 Grain Market & Basis Outlook - Moe Agostino, Chief Commodity Strategist, Farms.com Risk Management
  • 7:05pm Prizes & Networking
    • Two Grand Prizes available:
      FarmTRX Retrofit Yield Monitor (with a 1-year subscription valued at $2,100/unit.)
      Terranova Multi-Spectral Imagery package (includes $2,500 worth of multi-spectral crop assessment & reports)
    • Have questions you didn’t ask during the day? Stick around to mingle with other attendees, speakers, hosts & sponsors

2019 Ontario Yield Tour

HOSTED BY
Farms.com Farms.com Risk Management Alpine Canada's Outdoor Farm Show Jaquemet Farms Maizex

Thank you to all of our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Better Farming Farms.com Ag Buyer's Guide  GPS Ontario
GreenField Global  Valent Nufarm Precision Planting 

Silver Sponsors
Alltech Bushel Plus Climate Field View Dreams Come True Travel
FarmTRX Redmond Agronomics Shea Ag TerraNova UAV