London Farm Show Connect

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, March 5, 2021 - 4:00pm

While we won’t have a regular in-person show this year, stay tuned for the London Farm Show Connect Speaker Series, running March 3-5, 2021 virtually. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Ontario Mutuals!

London Farm Show Connect:

  • Three days of speaker content focused on topics relevant to the Agricultural industry

  • Each day will feature concurrent content from 10 a.m. - Noon and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. during the regular dates of the show, March 3-5, 2021

  • Tickets are $20 each, and a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to 4-H Ontario

  • Tickets will go on sale early February

Meet our Speakers:

2021 Speaker Schedule:

Please note the speaker schedule is subject to change, as we confirm speakers:

2021 Speaker Schedule


Wednesday March 3rd, 2021

10 AM: Speaker to be announced  
10:30 AM: The Profitability of Food Grade Soybeans – Sponsored by Nufarm Canada
Join Sandy Hart, Seed Business Manager for Sevita, and Matt Renkema, Export Market Manager for Sevita, as they discuss the benefits, costs and marketing of food grain beans.
11:15 AM: Speaker to be announced  

1:00 PM: The Persistent Virus: How Lessons Learned with Covid-19 and ASF remind us of the importance of biosecurity and containment measures

Covid -19 and ASF are not able to travel by aerosol over long distances like PRRS and FMD. They need help from human activity to get around. Biosecurity and containment can slow down their spread. Unfortunately, human nature and bad behaviour often get in the way of successful control.
Speaker: Dr. George Charbonneau, DVM, South West Ontario Veterinary Services

1:30 PM: Roots Not Iron: Middlesex Soil and Crop - Sponsored by AGTIV Premier Tech  
2:00 PM: Ask an Agronomist - Sponsored by AGTIV Premier Tech  

2:30 PM: What does a career in Agriculture Look like? Trends you’ll see in the next 5 years 

Hear from Josie Van Lent, Dean of Agriculture Technology and Applied Research at Lakeland College, and Kyle Kipps, Instructor at Lakeland College, on the skills and knowledge that will be relevant to those entering the agriculture industry in the next few years. With their recent launch of the Agriculture Technology program at Lakeland College, they will focus on bridging the gap between crop production technology, and data management technology, and what this means for those starting a career in Ag. 


Thursday March 4th, 2021

10:00 AM: Barn Fire Prevention Strategies - Sponsored by Intragrain Technologies

Aging equipment, poor ventilation, high humidity and old electrical. Hear from Fire Prevention Officer Ryan Easveld and South Huron Fire Inspector Michael Herbert on prevention strategies for reducing the risk of barn fires. 

10:30 AM: My experiences with Stock-Cropping: Zack Smith

Stock cropping is an agricultural experiment to combine livestock and grain crops together in the field at the same time. Join Farmer and Youtuber Zack Smith who, for the past year, has been running a pilot project on stock cropping on his Iowa-based farm. He’ll be sharing results from what he learned.

11:00 AM: FUEL Break: Sponsored by BIN-SENSE: Q & A Session  
11:15 AM: Speaker to be announced  
1:00 PM: Agricultural Waste Recycling - Sponsored by Intragrain Technologies

Hear from Kim with CleanFarms Inc and Lynn with U-Pac Agri Service on their experiences and future opportunities for recycling Agricultural Waste and Bale Wrap


Kim Timmer, CleanFarms Inc

Lynn Leavitt, U-Pac Agri Service

1:45 PM: FUEL Break: Sponsored by Fuel Lock Q&A Session  
2:00 PM: Off-Farm Income Strategies – Sponsored by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Hear from two local entrepreneur farmers on how they carved out a niche for their business in agriculture, their success and challenges, and their advice for those looking to diversify agricultural career and agricultural income.


Jonathan Giret, Elite Agri Solutions

Jodie Aldred, Jodie Aldred Photography

2:30 PM: Top 10 Agronomy Insights – Less the Roast Beef Lunch! Sponsored by Maizex Seeds

Although locked down in our basements, the flow of crop production information has been amazing! We will cover-off the top 10 lessons from a host of virtual meetings this winter

Speaker: Greg Stewart, Lead Agronomist with Maizex Seeds


Friday March 5th, 2021

10:00 AM: Speaker to be announced  
10:30 AM: Speaker to be announced  
11:15 AM: Speaker to be announced  
1:00 PM: Agricultural Rights & the Law in Ontario – Sponsored by TD Canada Trust Agricultural Services

Partner John G Goudy will share some laws for farmers to be aware of, specifically around trespass and liability rights, checkerboarding with land purchases, easements and who is responsible for buried oil & gas tanks.

Speaker: John G Goudy, Scott Petrie LLP

1:30 PM: Speaker to be announced  
2:00 PM: The Digital Divide: Rural Internet Infrastructure – Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

High tech equipment with a dial-up connection. Peter will share feedback received from farmers in the OFA recent survey on rural broadband internet, and how this is impacting farm operations. Then hear from Helen Odame with the Rural Broadband Internet (R2D2) project, why a ‘wired’ farm is the farm of the future, with on-going policy and infrastructure projects for rural Ontario.

Peter Sykanda, MSc, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Helen Hambly Odame, University of Guelph



A special thank you to our 2021 sponsors:


Ontario Mutuals




The District Announces End to Show Season and Expands on Digital Content Streaming


2020 Recap Video

2020 Attendee Spotlight Videos:

Cornelis Farm


Campbell Farm





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