2017 FarmSmart Agricultural Conference

Date and Time


Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph, Guelph ON


Choose from 50 concurrent sessions that will appeal to everyone involved in farming operations. From cash crop, livestock, business and environment topics to the popular Youth Tour, BeefSymposium and new "Women in Agriculture Program", there is something for everyone. A full agenda of speakers and sessions is available here.

For a fourth year, a full-day event will precede the main FarmSmart conference. Following in the successful footsteps of CornSmart, SoySmart and SoilSmart, this year’s event is CompactionSmart, held once again at the Manulife Sportsplex at RIM Park 2100 University Ave. E. in Waterloo on Friday, January 20, 2017.

FarmSmart is a partnership of the Golden Horseshoe and Heartland Regional Soil and Crop Improvement Associations, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), the Ontario Agriculture College (OAC) of the University of Guelph, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), the Beef Farmers of Ontario and various agribusiness sponsors.

Registration Rates


  • OSCIA Members $80
  • Non-members $115 (includes a 1 year Soil & Crop Membership)
  • Students/youth $40

FarmSmart Pre-registration Rates (closes January 19th, 2017)

  • OSCIA Members $80
  • Non-members $115 (includes a 1 year Soil & Crop Membership)
  • Students/youth $40
  • Additional Farm Operation Member $60

FarmSmart - After January 19th, 2017 Rates

  • Students/youth $40
  • Late registration OSCIA member $115
  • Late registration OSCIA additional family member $95
  • Late registration (includes OSCIA membership) $150
  • Faculty/Extension Personnel - $115

Register online here.