Summit on Canadian Soil Health 2017

Summit Sponsors & Supporters

The Soil Conservation Council of Canada gratefully acknowledges the following companies, organizations and individuals for their contributions that have made the Summit on Canadian Soil Health 2017 possible.

The Soil Conservation Council of Canada is the face and voice of soil conservation in Canada. It is a national, non-governmental, independent organization, formed in 1987, to provide a non-partisan public forum to speak and act at the national level for soil conservation.

Glacier FarmMedia is the agricultural division of Glacier Media Inc. and Canada's largest agricultural publishing network in print and online.

Country Guide, a member of the Glacier FarmMedia network, is a national farm magazine with a focus on success through strategic business thinking, no matter how small or large the operation.

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province's largest commodity organization, representing Ontario's 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover over 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

Le Bulletin des agriculteurs, a member of the Glacier FarmMedia network, is a Quebec farm magazine focusing on innovative solutions that maximize farm profitability.

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is Canada's largest voluntary general farm organization, representing more than 36,000 farm family businesses across Ontario. These farm businesses form the backbone of a robust food system and rural communities with the potential to drive the Ontario economy forward.

The Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) promotes new ways of thinking about agribusiness management and aims to increase awareness, understanding and adoption of beneficial business management practices by Ontario agri-food and agri-based producers and processors. AMI has taken a leading role in developing resource materials, online training options and hands-on workshops and courses to help producers and processors enhance their agri-business management skills. Our resources are ideal for independent learning and give anyone involved in agri-business the tools they need to be a leader in their own operation.

CropLife Canada is the national trade association that represents the developers, manufacturers and distributors of plant science innovations - pest control products and plant biotechnology - for use in agriculture, urban and public health settings. For more information please visit

Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is a non-profit scientific and educational organization that serves as an advocate for conservation professionals and science-based conservation practice, programs, and policy. SWCS has over 4,000 members worldwide from nearly every academic discipline and many different public, private, and non-profit institutions. SWCS Ontario is a local chapter of the Society and has had strong historical links in the province to conservation authorities, the University of Guelph, and the A. D. Latornell Symposium. SWCS is based in Ankeny, Iowa. SWCS Ontario is based out of the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph.

Agrium's mission is to help the world's farmers produce enough food for a growing world in a sustainable manner.

We strive to do this by providing growers with the right crop inputs, at the right time, with the best advice, services, and solutions.

As a global leader in agricultural products, services and solutions we help growers increase crop yields sustainably - so together we can provide more high-quality food to a rapidly growing population.

Fertilizer Canada is an industry association that represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizers.

The Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association Incorporated in 1939, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is a unique not-for-profit farm organization with members from virtually all commodity sectors and agricultural areas across the province. OSCIA is farmers actively seeking, testing, and adopting innovative farming practices. We are widely recognized and respected as leaders in the delivery of educational workshops and incentive programs to the Ontario farm community.

The A&L Canada Laboratories is a full service agri-food analytics laboratory that touches every aspect of the food production chain. From soil, plant tissue, water, manure and feed to food safety, disease diagnostics, pesticide, and bacterial testing, our continuous investment in technology ensures we offer the industry- leading services from coast to coast. Our newest division A&L Biologicals is completely committed to research and analytical testing in soil ecology and soil health.

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. To learn more, please visit

Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) is the leading organization in Ontario working with beef farmers to develop and support landmark achievements that move Ontario's beef industry forward sustainably and profitably. BFO is involved in a wide range of issues and initiatives that are important to all stakeholders within Ontario's beef industry which include industry sustainability, market development, animal health and care, environment and food safety.

The mission of Egg Farmers of Ontario is to provide customers with a supply of safe, high-quality eggs at a fair price and a return to egg and pullet farmers achieved through fair farm pricing, within a stable national supply management system.