Events

On this page, you can find out what exciting events the HSCIA has planned! Check back here for times and locations of these events. We will also post events from other Soil and Crop associations as well as through OSCIA.

2019 Summer Bus Tour

Join us on our summer bus tour! We will spend the morning listening to speakers discussing soil health. In the afternoon we will tour local farms focusing on the 5 principles of soil health:

  • Keep it covered
  • Minimize disturbance
  • Plant diversity
  • Continuous living roots
  • Integration of livestock

Halton Region Agricultural Forum

Halton Region Agricultural Forum "A Sustainable Future"

The 7th Annual Agricultural Forum explores new research and agri-tech that is helping reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment for future generations.

 

This event is free

 

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Time: 7–9 p.m.

Location: Country Heritage Park (Puslinch Town Hall)

Address: 8560 Tremaine Rd., Milton

 

For more information and to register online go to www.halton.ca/farm

 


2019 HSCIA Annual General Meeting


Halton Compaction Demo

Halton compaction demo will be held on August 24 2018 at the Halton Plowing match (Jeff Williamson's farm, 10189 Fifth Line Halton Hills). The Plowing Match officially starts at 10 am and the Compaction Demo starts after lunch at 1:30 pm.

 

The Ontario Soil Compaction Team (Ian McDonald and Alex Barrie) will be running the Compaction Demo and showing us compaction in action on Halton soils! The purpose of the Compaction Demo is to give a firsthand experience regarding the impact that equipment traffic has on soil. A selection of farm equipment will be driven over compaction sensors installed at various depths in the ground. The sensors will give us a live readout of the magnitude and extent of disturbance as the farm equipment drives across the field.

 

Come out to see 

  • A presentation on the preliminary results of our Halton Soil Compaction Project
  • Water infiltration demos on the soil samples taken from compacted and non-compacted sections of local fields and testing the water for nutrient runoff
  • Soil penetrometers to demonstrate the force needed for roots to penetrate through compacted soil and we'll be getting down and dirty digging up roots to show compaction effects.
  • Nancy Van Sas will be out to give us an update on current OSCIA projects and funding.

Hope to see you there!

Halton Plowing Match & Conservation Tillage

Come out to the 2018 Halton Plowing Match & Conservation Tillage on Friday August 24, 2018 at the lands of the Williamson Family! There will be a 50/50 draw, lunch by Angies Kitchen and awards. Come out and meet the Queen of the Furrow, local politicians and sponsors of the event. The event always has a great turnout and is always a lot of fun! We hope to see you there! 

 

For more information, please call:


Peel Soil and Crop Bus Tour

Peel Soil and Crop is having a bus tour on Thursday April 12th and would like to invite Halton Soil and Crop members to attend. They can take about 15 more people, and would be willing to stop at the 401 and Guelph Line to pick up people.

 

Details:

DATE: THURSDAY APRIL 12TH- Leaving Brampton Fairgrounds at 8am SHARP---Arrive back No later than 5PM

 1st stop 9:30am – Alpine Plant Foods-- Fertilizer Plant- New Hamburg

 2nd stop 11:00am- Jameston Holsteins- The Johnston Family formerly of Bolton—New Dundee

LUNCH  NOON- Catered by Village Edge Caterer New Dundee--- Sandwiches, soup and pie.

3rd Stop  2:00pm- Dunlea Farms- Large hay exporters with two new Hay Dryers—Jerseyville, ON

$30/ person

 

Please RSVP Abbie Brander at brandaaa.seeds@plantpioneer.com by Tuesday April 10th


Halton Region Agricultural Forum

Halton Region Agricultural Forum “Agriculture and Food: Driving Growth and Innovation”

The sixth annual Agricultural Forum will focus on initiatives that will help local farms and food  businesses drive growth and innovation in the agriculture and food sector.

 

This event is FREE.

 

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 7–9 p.m.

Location: Country Heritage Park (Puslinch Town Hall)

Address: 8560 Tremaine Rd., Milton

 

For more information and to register online go to www.halton.ca/farm


2018 HSCIA Annual General Meeting


2017 Cover Crop Twilight Tour

Join us at the farms of Bill Allison for our annual Twilight Tour! This year, we will be expanding on last year's topic of cover crops. 


2017 Halton Plowing Match

Come out to the lands of the Ellis Family on Friday, August 25th for the 2017 Halton Plowing Match! This event has been going on since 1891. There will be lots of great competition, a tasty lunch and hands-on farm machinery demonstrations. The fun starts at 10:00 a.m.! 


Summer Bus Tour 2017

Halton Soil and Crop Improvement Association is having a Summer Bus Tour on Wednesday June 21st.

 

Jump on the bus at Country Heritage Park at 9 am, sit back and enjoy the ride as we tour to AIM Environmental’s Guelph Composting Facility to learn about their organic amendments, followed by a stop at Dixen’s Distilled Spirits to learn about and sample their handcrafted local spirits (for those of legal drinking age)! Lunch will be generously provided by AIM Environmental, and the bus will arrive back at Country Heritage Park for 4:30 pm drop off.

This is a FREE event for HSCIA members and $10 for non-HSCIA members. 

 

Don’t miss out on this fantastic event - space is limited!

Please RSVP to Jen via

email: info@HaltonSoilandCrop.com or

phone: 905-691-0593.


FarmSmart Municipal Biosolids Beneficial Use Education Day

This seminar is for municipalities, consultants, farmers, agribusiness and anyone else interested in the state of biosolids beneficial use and the growing demand for the materials in agriculture.

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Country Heritage Park,

8560 Tremaine Road, Milton ON L9T 2X3

 

$110 for Soil & Crop Members (regularly $150)

 

Register at: www.farmsmartconference.com/registration/