March Classic registration and hotel deadlines this Friday

GUELPH, ON (February 26, 2014) – With the March Classic fast approaching, Grain Farmers of Ontario encourages attendees to take advantage of early bird registration and hotel room booking.

“We are anticipating higher attendance than previous years, so we strongly encourage attendees to pre-register for the conference,” says Meghan Burke, Manager of Communications at Grain Farmers of Ontario. “Registering by the end of February also offers the added bonus of being entered in our early bird draw for a $25 prepaid fuel card.”

Registration for the conference is available online and PayPal is available for easy payment, or registration can be made by calling the Grain Farmers of Ontario office. A block of hotel rooms has been set aside at the Hilton in London. Those who book under the Grain Farmers of Ontario room code (GRF) by Friday will receive a preferred price.

Registration information and hotel details can be found at

The 2014 March Classic will be held on Monday March 24th at the London Convention Centre in London, Ontario. Keynote speakers include: Colonel Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space Station, and Mark Lynas, Author, Journalist, and Environmental Activist. 

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.


Barry Senft, CEO - 1-800-265-0550;

Henry Van Ankum, Chair - 519-835-4200;

Meghan Burke, Communications – 519 767-2773;

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