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March Classic early bird winner

GUELPH, ON (February 2, 2017) – Grain Farmers of Ontario would like to congratulate Kevin O'Rourke of Dublin, ON as the winner of January's March Classic early bird draw! Kevin will be receiving a Good in Every Grain soft shell jacket.

Everyone who registers for the March Classic before the end of February, including those who registered in January, will be eligible to win a second early bird prize from Good in Every Grain.

The deadline for the second early bird draw to win a Good in Every Grain soft shell jacket is February 28, 2017. The 2017 March Classic will be held on March 21 at the London Convention Centre in London, ON. For more information and to register, click here.

"We look forward to seeing farmer-members and grain industry representatives at this year's March Classic and anticipate another great turnout," says Meghan Burke, Communications Manager. "Past conferences have drawn more than 700 people; we encourage attendees to take advantage of the early bird registration draw for a chance to win a Good in Every Grain jacket."

To skip the line at the conference, pre-registered attendees will be able to pick-up their name badges and meal tickets on the 2nd floor at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel Monday, March 20, from 7-9pm.

For those looking for accommodations, a room block is available at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel until February 18th 2017. Use code “GFI” to book under Grain Farmers of Ontario room block.

Call: Direct Line: (519) 439-1661 or 1 800 HILTONS

Website: doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/Y/YXUKSDT-GFI-20170320/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.

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Barry Senft, CEO - 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

Meghan Burke, Communications – 519 767-2773; mburke@gfo.ca

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Chicago Oats March 2.48  15 cents
Canadian $ December 0.7835  0.50 points

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