Crop plots showcase latest in technology at Crop Stop

Farmers will come together in-person for a unique small-scale agronomy experience Sept. 23 and 24 at Discovery Farm Woodstock.

Crop Stop, presented by Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) in partnership with Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), will bring farmers, agriculture businesses and industry partners together to network, share information and tour crop plots in a fun, relaxed, safe environment.

Crop Stop will feature the growing crop plots that are a favourite destination of farmers during a usual Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show year. Eleven companies will showcase their seed, fertilizer and crop protection options in plots that have been carefully tended this year. Nowhere else is such a close comparison available to help guide on-farm decision making.

“Industry groups, suppliers and farmers are a community of people living in the same neighbourhoods and sharing the same livelihood. In many cases they have been apart for the past 18 months, and it is exciting for them to be coming together again,” says COFS President Doug Wagner.

At Crop Stop, farmers can move freely through the event, connecting with industry partners who will highlight new technology and demonstrate new equipment through larger outdoor booth spaces.

“Farmers have chosen an outdoor lifestyle. They do research online, but before making important purchases, they want to see the equipment operating in-person. Crop Stop will create that opportunity,” Wagner says. 

Featured programming will run throughout both days, and farmers will be able to tour crop plots in small groups in a rotating fashion. Eleven input companies have plots established on-site, and industry experts will be on hand to lead the tours and talk about the latest crop technology. 

Trade show exhibitors will showcase the latest in crop technology and equipment.

To protect the health of guests, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, staff, suppliers and local communities, COVID-19 protocols and extra sanitation measures will be followed for this event in accordance with the Ontario health orders of the day. This includes guidelines regarding number of guests, masking and vaccination requirements.

Crop Stop runs September 23 and 24, 2021 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance in order to follow COVID-19 tracing requirements. Visitors can choose which day works best for them. To order tickets visit:

Within 24 hours of the event visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening form and bring that form, along with their ticket to the event. Forms will be available on site for those who forget and have already purchased a ticket. Tickets are NOT available at the gate.