Spring is really coming on strong, or so it seems in early March. So far it looks like the wheat crop in the area has gone through the winter very well and is greening up nicely.
The KSCIA held our annual meeting on December 4th at the Blenheim Curling Club, with the main topic focused around alternative crops. We had John Baker of Stone Hedge Bio-Resources speaking about CBD hemp breeding and marketing and Meghan Moran from OMAFRA speak on canola production.
Also in Kent , we’ve been in search of a new Secretary since Karla Jackson has moved out of that role. Karla did great work for the association for many years as secretary and we thank her for all the effort she’s put in and the help transitioning to a new secretary, who will be announced very soon!
Planning for the 2020 Twilight Tour is just beginning. We’d love to receive some feedback on past tours and get ideas for future tours so we can organize events that people are interested in attending.
Let’s hope for an early spring and another good year.
Matt Smyth – President KSCIA
(My family and I farm south of Chatham, growing tomatoes, cucumbers, seed corn and cash crops. I graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2013, and came right home to farm after that. We have been using cover crops on our farm for many years and continue to try to fit them in more often, while reducing tillage where possible).