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Peter Johnson, is the agronomist for RealAgriculture.com and he loves to talk WHEAT! Peter was the Provincial Cereal Specialist, part of the Field Crop team, with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for 30 years (retired 2015). He is treasurer and past-chair of the Ontario Cereal Crop Committee. He co-founded the Great Lakes Wheat Workers group. His specialties are cereal crops, production systems, fertility management, conservation tillage (no-till), cover crops and site specific management. Peter was an integral part of developing the SMART Wheat program that has significantly increased Ontario wheat yields. He works closely with local and regional Soil & Crop Improvement Associations to improve agricultural productivity, reduce costs, and minimize environmental impact. He believes strongly in on-farm evaluation of new technologies.

Peter is a University of Guelph graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture receiving the Allied Farm Services Scholarship and the OAC Proficiency Award. He was the 1997 recipient of the T R Hilliard Agricultural Extension Award. He received the President’s Technology Award from Oxford County Federation of Agriculture in 2013. Peter and his family operate a small farm near Lucan and to Peter “this is where the rubber hits the road”!


Registration is required

Please contact Kathy Welton to register by July 5th 2019
Phone: 902-678-7722
Email: kwelton@perennia.ca


Please contact Sonny Murray, Field Crops Specialist
Email: smurray@perennia.ca

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