Upcoming Event: OMAFRA Composted Pack Barn Workshops

Due to increasing interest in cow-comfort, the OMAFRA dairy team are presenting workshops on composted pack barns during February and March, 2018.

Three workshop locations have been chosen:

Alma (Wellington County) on Thursday, February 15, 2018

Port Perry (Durham Region) on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Eastern Ontario (Location TBD) on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Each composted pack barn workshop will feature topics such as barn design, udder health/mastitis management, composting essentials, labour and management for the pack, and ventilation. Each workshop will also include a visit to a local pack barn to learn from experienced farmers.

Depending upon location, speakers will include Dr. Kelly Barratt, Dairy Famers of Ontario; Dr. Ann Godkin, OMAFRA; Rajan Niraula, OMAFRA; Dean Miller, Conestoga Agri; Mario Mongeon, OMAFRA; Christoph Wand, OMAFRA and Tom Wright, OMAFRA

Workshop Price (includes HST)

Early registration: $75.00

Late registration (starts 1 week prior to each workshop): $105.00

Cancellations required 72 hours before for refund, substitutions allowed.

For more information, please call the OMAFRA Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.

Register now for either the Alma or Port Perry Workshop!

OMAFRA Workshop

Youth Business Management Workshop Series


Progressive Dairy Operators are pleased to announce the 5th  “Business Management Workshop Series” for young dairy farmers  25-35 years of age running from January to March 2018.

Details and registration sheet

Sponsored by:


Advanced Farm Management Program

The Advanced Farm Management Program (AFMP) is designed for Ontario farm business owners and managers who want to elevate their management skills to improve the performance of their farm business. This year a 2nd DAIRY focused session is being offered through a strategic partnership between the Agri-food Management Institute and Progressive Dairy Operators.

For more information or to register email: deanna@takeanewapproach.ca


Registration Form

Sponsored by:

Australia Tour (March 2018)

Please note that this tour if now fully booked.

Sponsored by:

Tour Details

Please contact Nicole if you are interested in participating, admin@pdo-ontario.ca or 519-515-9956.