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Grain Farmers of Ontario invites you to their event

Live Q & A chat with a Farmer

About this event

This Live Q & A with a grain farmer will connect Ontario students with an Ontario grain farmer to answer their questions, and learn more about grain farming in Ontario! Fall time is a very busy time of the year when grain farmers are working on harvesting their soybeans and corn crops, and the perfect time of the year to ask YOUR questions to a grain farmer working hard to grow our food.

Students will:

  • Meet an Ontario grain farmer virtually
  • Learn about Ontario grains (barley, corn, oats, soybeans, wheat)
  • Learn what happens to Ontario grains after they leave the field and how they are found in our everyday lives.
  • Discover what harvest looks like on an Ontario grain farm
  • Learn more about Ontario grain farmers are working to protect our environment
  • Have your students submit questions for a grain farmer to answer live!

Ever wondered what a combine is, or how it is used during harvest? Do farmers work in the winter? What do grain crops look like in the field? What foods are made from grains? Have these questions answered during our FOUR live Q&A grain farmer chats!

Want to send in your classroom questions ahead of time? Send us an email to bcurtis@gfo.ca the day of your Q&A and we will have an Ontario grain farmer answer them!

Dates and times of sessions

  • Tuesday, November 10 - 11 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 11 - 2 p.m. till 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 12 - 11 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday November 13 - 2 p.m. till 2:30 p.m.

Our Live Q&A’s are available to participate in two ways so that students can participate whether they are in the classroom or learning remotely at home.

If you are a school teacher or administrator, please complete and submit the form on this page to register for this trip. Upon registration, you’ll receive an email with instructions for connecting via Livestorm if you will be in the classroom the day of the trip. You’ll also receive the link you can share with students to watch the live stream of the tour should they be joining remotely from home. All teachers who register and attend a Live Q&A with a grain farmer will automatically be entered to win one of three cash prizes for classroom supplies. Full contest details available here: https://goodineverygrain.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Live-QA-Contest-Rules.pdf

Hosted by

  • Team member
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    Grain Farmers of Ontario Grain Farmers of Ontario @ Grain Farmers of Ontario

  • Guest speaker
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    Jennifer Doelman

  • Guest speaker
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    Jenn Doelman

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario represents Ontario’s 28,000 growers of barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat.