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Trenton Woodlot Conference


November 23, 2018

Doors open

8 am


9 am - 9.30 am

Jim Pedersen,  Hastings Stewardship, past chair

Dave Sexsmith, Ontario Woodlot Association, provincial past president           

Keynote Speaker

9:30 - 10:30 am

Dr. Rene Van Acker, Dean of Ontario Agricultural College

Farms and Woodlots: Keystones to a Healthy Environment for All

The state of farming in Ontario and the relationship of the farming sector to our communities. Farmers who add woodlots can increase

their ‘investment’ in the economy and the environment.  

Break: exhibits and networking

10:30  – 11:00 am

Keynote Speaker

11:00  – 12 Noon

Susan Willis Chan, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Guelph and Instructor, Sustainable Agriculture, Trent University.

How Wooded Edges Make Farms Better

How rural landowners can improve the ecological health of their property and gain in overall yield. Wooded edges provide wildlife habitat,

pollination services, and lead to less pests and diseases.  

Hot lunch by A&T Catering

12:00 and 12:30 pm

Outdoor Demonstrations

Mumby Mills Portable Sawmill

Field Trips and Indoor Sessions

1:30 - 4 pm

Option A: Field Trip

 Walks leaving from Goodrich Loomis Conservation Area,  1091 Pinewood School Rd, Codrington35 min. drive from Batawa

You can choose any two of the following
45-minute walks:

Plantation Management tour: David Smallwood, forester

Oak Savanna and Prairie Regeneration tour: Ewa Bednarczuk, Ecology and Stewardship Specialist, Lower Trent Conservation

Esker Trail walk: David Beamer, Conservation Lands Manager, Lower Trent Conservation

Option B: Indoor Sessions

1:30 pm - Plantation Management and Marketing: Tom Richardson, Lavern Heideman & Sons

2:00 pm - Rural Land Stewardship Programs: Sarah Midlane-Jones, Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan (BQRAP)

2:30 pm - Environmental Farm Plan and Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Amy Petherick, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

3:00 pm- Tree Planting Programs and Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program: Tim Gray, Forests Ontario

3:30 pm - Wetlands in Your Woodlot: Chris Delage, Ducks Unlimited