If you’re interested in participating in the

Agriculture Tour,


to complete the tour Registration Form.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2013 • 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The 2013 World Fertilizer Conference Agricultural Tour is a free, one-day event that will take participants through a variety of farming, research and processing facilities in the St. Lawrence River Valley around Montreal. The St. Lawrence River Valley is a very fertile region, producing a variety of agricultural products, including dairy, fruits, vegetables and hay. The tour agenda is still being finalized, however it promises to be a very full and educational day. The planned tour stops are outlined below.

The tour is complimentary for World Fertilizer Conference delegates, however space is limited to 100 delegates on a first come, first served basis. Tour participants will receive breakfast and lunch. Buses will leave the Sheraton in the morning and return around 6:00 p.m. If you would like to join us, please complete and return the registration form. 

Macdonald Farm, McGill University, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC


McGill's Macdonald Campus Farm, located on 205 hectares on the Macdonald campus in
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, is an experimental and demonstration farm dedicated to teaching and research. It strives to be an innovative leader at the cutting edge of agricultural technology. Participants will learn about local soils and learn about McGill University’s soil sensor research through an electrical conductivity demonstration. After the demonstration McGill University will host tour participants for lunch.

VegPro Farm, Sherrington, QC


The largest grower of fresh vegetables in Canada, Veg Pro International has been considered an innovator in the field for over ten years. Veg Pro International specializes in producing and processing baby lettuces and spinach under the “Fresh Attitude” label. Participants will tour commercial vegetable production facilities, learn about the challenges of carbon loss in high organic matter soils and learn about spinach, lettuce, onion and carrot production systems.

L’Acadie Experimental Farm, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC


L’Acadie Experimental Farm is a sub-station of Agricultre and Agri-Food Canada’s Horticulture Research and Development Centre (HRDC). The HRDC studies fruit and vegetable production and protection systems. It is one of a network of 19 research and development centers around Canada. Participants will learn about precision agriculture, the center’s nitrogen sensor work on corn, the use of unmanned aircraft to monitor and evaluate fields, and mychorrizae and nutrient uptake research.

The tour will be an interesting day as we learn about some special management needed for the crops in the Montreal area, and the unique approaches being used, as well as the significant interactions with other researchers and producers throughout the world.  Plan to join us for this special tour.


Registration Questions? e-mail Valerie Sutton at vsutton@tfi.org or call the conference department (202) 962-0490

All other suite and meeting room questions, e-mail Linda McAbee at lmcabee@tfi.org • TFI’s Website: www.tfi.org

Agriculture Tour