Land Roller Rentals for 2014

landroller 029 landroller 036Spring is slowly but surely coming to the Thunder Bay Area!!!  The land roller will be available to the Thunder Bay Soil and Crop Improvement Association members again for 2014.  The rate will be $200 per day.  If you would like to use the land roller, please contact us through the form on this site.  We will be in contact within 24 hours to make sure that we can do as many acres as required in our region.  If you are not a current member, 2014 membership will be added to your bill.  Happy Growing! 

2014 Thunder Bay Spring Farm Conference

While the first official day of spring for 2014 has come and gone with much snow still on the ground, the Thunder Bay Soil and Crop Improvement Association has been busy planning the Spring Farm Conference set to happen April 2 and 3 at the Kakabeka Legion.

Membership & Admission $25 per household
Non-Member Admission $15 per day
Hot Buffet Lunch $20 per person daily $8 for kids under 10

Thank you to all the speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, hosts and audiences that make this event a success each year!

Bluewave Energy
BMO Bank of Montreal
Bricon Safety Grooving
Sunlife Financial – Karen McDougall
TD Canada Trust
Southeastern Farm Equipment Ltd
Leo’s Sales and Service LTD. – CASE IH
Thunder Bay Federation of Agriculture
Thunder Bay Feeds – Pickseed
Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Association
Thunder Bay Coop and Farm Supplies
Penner Farm Service
Farm Credit Canada
Tait Brothers
Thunder Bay Feeds – Cargill Animal Nutrition
Select Sires Canada Inc
Alta Genetics
Oliver Dairy Supply
Oliver Paipoonge Fire Department
Agricultural Credit Corporation
Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario
Investors Group

Coffee Break Sponsors

Bluewave Energy
Slate River Veterinary Services
TD Canada Trust
Leo’s Sales and Service LTD. – CASE IH
Thunder Bay Feeds – Pickseed
Penner Farm Service
Farm Credit Canada
Thunder Bay Milk Transport
Jones & Associates Insurance
Thunder Bay Feeds – Cargill Animal Nutrition
Select Sires Canada Inc
The Cooperators
Grant Thornton





Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association represents many commodity organizations and is devoted to communicate and facilitate responsible, economic management of soil, water, air and crops.


Spring Farm Conference – April 1-3, 2014

Heads up everyone!  We are busy planning the next Spring Farm Conference at the Kakabeka Legion ( on April 1-3, 2014.  Exhibitors and speakers are being lined up for the farming community to network, learn and have a great time.  Updates on speakers and exhibitors coming soon.

Collaborators wanted to Samco Corn Planter Project

Farmers in the Thunder Bay region who are interested in purchasing a Samco Corn Planter ( need to contact Christina by Deccember 2, 2014.  Growers would need to be financially commited as well as a participant in a field trial.  Interested participants would need to be signed up on Growing Forward 2 portal and sign on a collaborator on the attached application below the contact form. 


Thunder Bay has a satellite location of the Southwest Ag Conference

We will be hosting a webcast location of this wonderful conference on Wednesday January 8, 2014 from 9AM to 5PM.  Please sign up by December 13, 2013 so that we can order books and lunch.  Price of the event will be $15.00 with books and $10.00 without.  Lunch will be extra. For a more information on the conference, go to  We will be showing broadcasts from “Agronomy AG Theatre” and the “Livestock Pavilion”. To sign up for the webcast, please fill out the following form:

How you know you are at a farmer meeting!


The Thunder Bay Soil and Crop held their annual meeting today at the Murillo Hall.

Highlights include:

● Jack Phillips from Farm Credit Canada with a presentation on Farm Management Software and Corn Under Plastic in NorthEastern Ontario

● Exploring the purchase of a Samco Corn Planter

● Update on our Land Roller

● Fabulous lunch from Northern Unique

November 21 – Annual Meeting

The TBSCIA Annual Meeting will be held at the Murillo Hall at 4569 Oliver Road, Murillo, ON at 1PM.

Lunch will be provided for all members starting at 12PM.


  • Update on the Landroller
  • Presentation from Farm Credit Canada’s Jack Phillips on various software and corn under plastic
  • More from Canada Malting Company’s local malt barley buying initiative