Northeast Agribusiness & CCA Conference
Dec 01 - 03, 2020

Certified Crop Adviser Credits, DEC Applicator Credits, technology, Land Grant University and Industry expertise, agribusiness, field crops, nutrient management, soil and water management, pest management—will collide on the internet December 1 – 3, 2020.

Illinois CCA Conference
Dec 09, 2020

The Illinois CCA Conference will be held virtually on Dec. 9 from 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  We have rounded up some of the most popular speakers from the past and added some current topics and local presenters on issues important to you.  All of the presentations will be LIVE online and speakers will be available to answer questions after their presentations.  The conference will be worth 5.0 CEUs – 1.5 NM, 1.5 SW, 1.5 PM, 0.5 PD. Please go to the illinoiscca.orgwebsite and click on the link to register.  Cost is $50.

Agronomy Research Update
Dec 07 - 10, 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 Agronomy Research Update scheduled for December 7-10, 2020. Because of COVID-19, this year’s event will take place virtually in a webinar format to allow for participant safety. The event will run each morning from 9AM until 11AM with a variety of speakers and topics. Registration is free, but please note that you will need to register for each day separately. There is no deadline to register. If you are unable to attend the event live, registering will ensure that a link will be sent to you following each webinar so you are able to watch it at a later date. CCA credits are pending, but only those attending live will receive credit.


Strip-Till Speaker Series
Dec 08 - 15, 2020

Timing & Tools: Shank vs. Coulter and Spring vs. Fall - Tuesday, December 8th, 7-8 pm

Gary De Borger, Ken Lawton, Ken Nixon and Peter Postl

Strip-Till and Cover Crops: How Do They Work Together? - Thursday, December 10th, 7-8 pm

Matt Beischlag, Brad Martin, Warren Schneckenburger and Woody Van Arkel

Strip-Till and Soil Fertility: Fertilizer and Manure Application - Tuesday, December 15th, 7-8 pm

Mike Cornelissen, Jake Kraayenbrink and Tyler McBlain



CCA Indiana Conference
Dec 15 - 16, 2020

Make plans to join us for an immersive and engaging digital experience, designed to inspire. The Indiana CCA Virtual Conference features two days of live webinars and 40 CEUs of recorded content.
  • CCAs can earn up to 40 CEUs
  • Two-day format of live webinars plus access to recorded content for all registrants
  • Maximum flexibility: 40 hours of recorded content for all registrants available through January 2021
  • Nationally recognized speakers
The Indiana CCA Conference offers an excellent opportunity to complete your CEU requirements for this year and get a jump on next year. 
The virtual conference features two days of live webinars with five speakers per day PLUS access to all 40 recorded presentations featuring leaders from Indiana agriculture, as well as speakers from other parts of the country. 
To register, follow this link:

Manitoba Agronomists Conference
Dec 16 - 17, 2020

Current details will be posted soon from the University of Manitoba. Visit the following link for details.

Are Fungicides a Smart Investment or Foolish Money Pit


The concepts behind fungicide use in field crops along with case studies showing how to evaluate the effectiveness of fungicide programs utilizing precision ag equipment and data analysis. 

Webinars can be found by clicking on the link provided.

CEUS: 1.0 CM 


How to Prepare a NMS/P Using NMAN 3, ASM ON-Line Course
Jan 01 - Dec 31, 2020
On-line Course

The time line for this application will run from Jan. 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020. Producer fee $101.70, incl. hst. Non-producer fee $ 141.25, incl. hst.

CEUs: NM: 2.5, SW: 1, CM: 0.5, PD: 1


Regulations and Protocols ON-Line Course
Jan 01 - Dec 31, 2020
On-line Course

The ON-Line course application time line will be Jan. 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020. Producer cost (incl. hst.) $ 124.30, Non-producer cost ( incl. hst.) $197.75

Introduction to Nutrient Management On-Line Course
Jan 01 - Dec 31, 2020
On-line Course

CEUs: NM: 4, SW: 4.5, CM: 2

Spring Cereal Management for 2020
May 01 - Dec 31, 2020

This webinar will cover off spring cereal management considerations for 2020. Discussion on nitrogen recommendations and previous research showing economic nitrogen rates with and with out fungicide applications in spring wheat, barley and oats in northern, eastern and southern Ontario. Discussion will also include sulphur recommendations and previous economic results with sulphur applications. Disease and insect concerns in the cereal crop and thresholds levels when control will also be discussed. Yield difference in harvest timing and data reporting losses due to delayed harvest.

To view, please visit Grain Farmers of Ontario's website at

There are 0.5 Crop Management CEUs available. 

Winter wheat spring management
May 01 - Dec 31, 2020

Join Joanna's presentation to learn more about the start of the 2020 winter wheat crop and how best to manage this years crop for best results. Joanna will cover off nitrogen management strategy between single or split applications of nitrogen and when it's best to use each system. Sulpfur rates and application strategy will be covered. Use of plant growth regulators and best strategy for use.
To view, visit Grain Farmers of Ontario's website at
There are 0.5 CEU credits in Nutrient Management available. 

2020 Weed Control Checklist
May 01 - Dec 31, 2020

Mike Cowbrough will cover of the 4 key items on his weed control checklist for 2020. Find out how soil fertility affects weed control. Have the crop emerge before any weeds do and keep weed free period. Learn when the critical weed free period is for corn and soybeans. Why Canada fleabane and waterhemp are troublesome weeds. Reasons for keeping weeds small. BOA in cereal rye's affect on Canada fleabane. Molecular testing options for herbicide resistant weeds.

To view, visit Grain Farmers of Ontario's websit at

There are 0.5 CEU credits in Integrated Pest Management available. 

Getting Ready for Soil Sampling
Jun 01 - Dec 31, 2020

A Webinar going covering several different approaches to soil sampling along with the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Webinars can be accessed at:

CEUs: 1.0 NM 

Capturing the Variability of Field Fertility
Jul 01 - Dec 31, 2020

Production agriculture occurs in fields that inherently have significant variability. It might be elevation, fertility, draining or even cropping history. This session will explore where that variability might be coming from, how to measure it and proposes solutions to manage it in a way to maximize profitability. 

Webinars can be found at:

CEUs: 1.0 CM 

Tissue Testing Made Easy
Jul 01 - Dec 31, 2020

This session goes over the basics of getting the most out of tissue sampling program. From how to collect the samples, how often to collect and how to understand the value that the lab results supply.

Webinars can be viewed at:

CEUs: 1.0 NM 

Facts and Fables about Variable Rate Nitrogen
Jul 01 - Dec 31, 2020

A live webinar will be hosted and recorded. The recorded version will be posted online for later self directed study. Focus will be on what has been learned over the last 5 years of VR nitrogen scripts along with the science that backs up the results along with an understanding of the challenges that have been faced around some existing approaches in the industry

Webinar information can be found at:

CEUs: 1.0 NM 

The ROI of Validated Variable Rate Prescriptions
Jul 01 - Dec 31, 2020

A webinar going covering an approach of being able to understand and measure the return on investment of variable rate applications. Included is several case studies showing the results of different prescriptions.

Webinars can be accessed via

CEUs: 1.0 CM 

North American Ag. Round Table
Aug 01 - Dec 31, 2020
Zoom Webinar

Join the North American Ag. Round Table Webinar where you will hear a discussion on Cover Crops - - Reducing Tillage & Regenerative Agriculture.

Cover crops can play a major role in regenerative agriculture through soil improvements, reduced water & wind erosion and greater water retention. The microbiome thrives when cover crops extend living roots in the soil throughout the year. Like any crop, cover crops need to be managed and equipment needs adjustment to optimize its benefits. Too many farmers only get partial benefits by terminating these ground covers with the onset of winter. Join us for a great discussion with experts.

Visit the following link for more details:

Rotation Impacts on Soil Health and Biology
Aug 01 - Dec 31, 2020

Cameron Ogilvie from Soils @ Guelph will moderate the discussion of "rotation impacts on soil health and biology" with Laura VanEerd, Kari Dunfield and Dan Petker. Ontario is home to two long term rotational studies, lots of data have been produced to help quantify what difference occurs in the soil when we change tillage and crop rotations. This discussion will involve the results Laura has found with soil organic carbon level differences between rotations and tillage. As well Kari will share the discoveries on microbial diversity across rotations and tillage types. The overall discussion will help the audience understand the difference tillage and rotation plays in soil health as Dan will give a farmers perspective of what soil health means for his fields and resulting crops.

Visit to watch the webinar. 

2020 Cover Crops - Clover and Options
Aug 01 - Dec 31, 2020

In this issue of GrainTalk webinar, Anne Verhallen discusses clover as a cover crop. What the differences are between clovers and when to use which clover. Also evaluation of the clover stand and the distribution of established plants. Discussion will also encompass what options growers have in patching up or replacing a not so good stand of clover in order to build soil aggregate stability by including a cover crop after wheat. Anne will also review the use of the Cover Crop tool, available online at the Midwest Cover Crop Council website which Ontario is a part of.

Visit to watch the full webinar. 

Grain Farmer of Ontario Webinars
Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020

If your CEU cycle is coming to an end this year and you are still in need of credits, Grain Farmers of Ontario has recorded webinars that have Board approved CEUs. You can find them here

Nov 20 - Dec 31, 2020

Interested in watching CropsTV? Iowa State University is offering Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) up to 45 hours of continuing education credit through their online channel.

Ontario Agriculture Conference
Jan 06 - 07, 2021

The Southwest Agricultural Conference, Eastern Ontario Crop Conference, Golden Horseshoe and Heartland Soil and Crop Improvement Associations are pleased to present the first ever ONTARIO Agricultural CONFERENCE with the theme of “Coming Together”.

With live sessions on January 6th and 7th, 2021 as well as ON DEMAND sessions this combined team has assembled an incredible selection of 40 topics providing tremendous knowledge and information to improve your operation’s efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability all from the comfort of your own home. All sessions will be available as ON DEMAND sessions to registered attendees until March 31, 2021

The full program can be found at; or watch for the conference brochure in the November 3rd edition of the Ontario Farmer.

Registration opens November 2, 2020 and will remain open until January 4th, 2021. Register before December 1, 2020 and qualify for our registration draws. Visit for ongoing updates and conference information, and MARK January 6th & 7th, 2021 in your calendar now! 

Grey Bruce Farmer's Week
Jan 06 - 12, 2021

Grey Bruce Farmer's Week welcomes producers and agribusiness from across Canada and beyond to this Virtual/Online event! Conference content will be available live during the week, and available for 30 days following the event.

CEU credits have been granted for the following webinars:

- Ecological Day 

- Beef Day 

- Crop Day 

- Horse Day 

- Dairy Day 

For more information please visit

Sulfur application recommendations
Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Cristie Preston, Ph.D., senior agronomist with Nutrien, will share insights on the importance of sulfur, identifying deficiency symptoms, how Smart Nutrition MAP+MST works and fall vs. spring application of sulfur. 

The link to the website is:

CEUs have been appleid for. 

Sulfur application recommendations
Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Cristie Preston, Ph.D., senior agronomist with Nutrien, will share insights on the importance of sulfur, identifying deficiency symptoms, how Smart Nutrition MAP+MST works and fall vs. spring application of sulfur.

Visit the following link for more details. 1.0 NM credits have been approved

IPM Course for Corn and Soybeans
Feb 09, 2021

The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Course for Corn and Soybeans fulfills the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change for certification of those who purchase and use Class E pesticides.

Please contact Lynn Van Maanen at for further details. 

Top Crop Summit
Feb 23 - 24, 2021

The 2021 Top Crop Summit will connect farmers and agronomists with the latest agronomic research and production tips through a two-day online educational program. In 2021, our esteemed speakers will present the latest agronomic strategies, fieldwork and technologies to help you prepare for your upcoming season.

Although our platform for 2021 has shifted, attendees will receive the same great content they have come to associate with the Top Crop Manager brand. New for 2021, we’re expanding the conference program with a series of live and on-demand presentations curated for attendees located in Eastern Canada on Feb. 23 and Western Canada on Feb. 24.

CEUs have been applied for. Click on the following links for more details:


Online - Pesticide Vendor Course
Aug 10, 2020 - Mar 15, 2021

One-day online course. Following dates available:

  • August 10, 2020 
  • October 19, 2020 
  • January 25, 2021 
  • February 22, 2021 
  • March 15, 2021 

The Pesticide Vendor Certification Course - Online covers the same content as the PVCC - 2 Day. The participants will have 10 days to complete the online course. It will take approximately 14 hours to complete, but students can choose when within those 10 days they do the 9 modules. The activities within the modules include case studies, quizzes and on-line discussions amongst the students and the instructor. Please visit for information. 

Soil & Water Management CEU Area: Water, nutrient, and chemical movement off-site
CEUs: 1

Integrated Pest Management CEU Area: Proper use of crop protection products and label updates
CEUs: 7

Professional Development CEU Area: Liability issues
CEUs: 1

IPM Course for Corn and Soybeans
Mar 23, 2021

The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Course for Corn and Soybeans fulfills the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change for certification of those who purchase and use Class E pesticides.

Please contact Lynn Van Maanen at for further details. 

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