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The Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is a not-for-profit farm organization that represents all commodity groups across the province.  They are leaders in producer education, local association development, program delivery and consumer outreach. There are 53 county/district associations in 11 Regions.  Field days, crop tours and local workshops are regularly hosted to introduce new methods of crop and soil management. 

A variety of workshops and webinars are offered at no cost by OSCIA as part of the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) to assist Ontario farm businesses in identifying strengths and weaknesses in a variety of areas that influence the farm’s profitability, productivity and sustainability.  Workshops and webinars include The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP).

Scroll down to see upcoming local events. 

Grey Agricultural Services is the co-ordinator for the regional "Georgian Central" association that includes Bruce, Grey, Dufferin, and North Simcoe locals.  

Local Contacts

Georgian Central President: Brandon Dietrich                                              Past President: Kristen Carberry                  

Bruce                    President: Thomas Farrell     519-955-2346                   Secretary: Derek Dupuis                               519-901-0953

Dufferin                President: Allen Mosley          705-427-0298                   Secretary: Brandi McCabe                             519-940-6679

Grey                      President: Deb Campbell        519-323-6166                   Secretary: Grey Ag Services (Lorie Smith)  519-986-3756

Simcoe North      President: Allen Mosley          705-427-0298                   Secretary: Nicole Cross                                  

Georgian Central SCIA Sponsors

A business card from of of the Georgian SCIA sponsors, Agronomy Advantage.
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A business card from of of the Georgian SCIA sponsors, C&M Seeds.
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A business card from of of the Georgian SCIA sponsors, Holmes Agro.
A business card from of of the Georgian SCIA sponsors, Lystek.
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Member Spotlight

A member spotlight article is included in each issue of the quarterly Georgian Bulletin. Check out the featured members and what they've been doing on their farms across Georgian Region below!

Upcoming Events

Please note that some events require you to be an OSCIA member or have special member pricing to take part. If you'd like to sign up for membership, go to www.ontariosoilcrop.org, or email georgiancentralscia@ontariosoilcrop.org.

All-aboard the coach bus as we tour two tile drainage demonstration sites and Cowbell Brewery!!

Tuesday July 2nd, 2024

The first pick-up stop for the bus is at the Markdale arena at 7:15 am.
Second stop is at the Walkerton Arena at 8:25 am.
Final stop is at the Lucknow Arena at 9:00 am. 

The tour will get underway with Mel Luymes leading discussion on the bus before arriving at Garvey-Glenn Watershed to see grassed waterways, erosion control berms with subsurface drainage and water monitoring. Speakers at this site will be Sebastian Kraft and Ben Van Dieten of MVCA. 

There will be discussion of the Drainage Act and municipal drains on the bus ride to the second stop; the Huronview Demo Farm. Here lunch will be served before the group walks through control gates, monitoring equipment, a wetland, terraces and more. Rick Kootsra from the Huron County SCIA and Mari Velia from ABCA will speak at this stop.  

Our final destination for the day is Cowbell Brewing Co. where we will enjoy networking, drinks and pizza along with a guided tour of the facility. 

The bus will return participants to Lucknow at 5:00 pm, Walkerton at 5:40 pm and Markdale at 6:35 pm.  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by June 25th - with no exceptions!!
Space on the bus is limited, so make sure to reserve your seat early!

Please email georgiancentralscia@ontariosoilcrop.org to reserve your space. Cost is $30.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members, you will be asked to pay this by e-transfer to lorie@greyagservices.ca or by mailing a cheque at the time of registration. You can also call 519-986-3756 for assistance with this. 

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