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,  Alma Community Centre, 51 Simpson St E, Alma, ON N0B 1A0

Solina (Durham Region) on Thursday, February 22, 2018, Solina Community Hall 1964 Concession Rd 6, Hampton, ON L0B 1J0

Richmond (Ottawa Region) on Thursday, March 8, 2018 Richmond Memorial Community Center, 6095 Perth St, Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0

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, as well as a producer panel with experienced composted bedding pack dairy farmers

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.

Workshop Agenda

Register now for any 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.