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.

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

Country Guide
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.

LICO is an association of professional contractors, suppliers of drainage pipe and equipment, engineers and municipal drainage superintendents principally concerned with agriculture and the land drainage industry of Ontario, Canada.

Ontario Agri-Food Technologies
Ontario Agri-Food Technologies is a non-profit organization with a strong interest in the commercial development of innovative technology, and developing new market opportunities. We exist to provide leadership and coordination in utilizing technology to generate opportunity, wealth and sustainability for the agricultural and food industries of Ontario.

Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS)
The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) is a not-for-profit society, incorporated under the Agricultural and Horticultural Societies Act of Ontario and governed by a volunteer board of directors reporting to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The GRAS mandate is to encourage awareness of agriculture and to promote improvements in the quality of life of persons living in an agricultural community and to provide opportunities for people to be involved in the life of their community through agricultural and/or environmental initiatives.

Grain Farmers of Ontario
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.

The Soil Resource Group
The Soil Resource Group The Soil Resource Group, founded in 1998, specializes in Agricultural Research and Resource Management. SRG provides a broad range of environmental and agronomic services to public and private sector clients, and offers specialized research and development services in natural resource management and environmental quality. We bring together multidisciplinary teams to look at issues from a broad and unique set of perspectives, always encouraging open communications between our researchers, partner agencies, and stakeholders.

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

Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA)
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.

Agri-food Management Institute (AMI)
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
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)
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.

Perth Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Perth Soil and Crop Improvement Association

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

Fertilizer Canada
Woodrill Ltd. is a full service crop input supply company and grain elevator business serving the farming community in central southern Ontario.

We support our business with modern, well maintained trucks and equipment operated by trained professionals. Our courteous sales, elevator and office staff have the experience, training and commitment to help our grower-customers maintain their productivity and bottom line. We back up our seed, fertilizer and crop protection business with Certified Crop Advisors who offer accurate, reliable agronomic information and crop recommendations.

Huron Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Huron Soil and Crop Improvement Association

Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association
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.

Huron Tractor
Today, Huron Tractor is one of John Deere's largest partners in Canada, with nine locations servicing southern Ontarians. Our approach to business has always put the customer first. We're proud to serve a community of customers that spans agricultural operations, commercial enterprises and homeowners, with one of the largest inventories of machines and parts in Canada.

A&L Canada Laboratories
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)
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)
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.

Black Earth Humic is one of the leading primary manufacturers of humic products in North America. With a full range of humic product solutions, we aim to bring humified carbon solutions to a wide range of global industries. Our new line of ACTIV80 humic products provide organic solutions to farming operations while helping to build more sustainable and resilient agricultural practices without sacrificing profitability for producers.

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit and

Maaskant Bros
Maaskant Bros. is the Canadian distributor for the Hickenbottom surface water drain inlet and we make it available to all involved in managing surface water to control erosion. Our products and information about them is on our website at

East Central SCIA
East Central SCIA