The FarmSmart Agricultural Conference celebrated its 16th Anniversary on Sat. Jan. 19th, 2014. The conference which began at Redeemer College Ancaster in 1999 and moved to the University of Guelph main campus in 2003 continues to build to offer participants, speakers and sponsors more opportunity to learn and network. FarmSmart wishes to thank the many participants, organizers, speakers and sponsors who have supported this conference over the past 15 years. Attendance again surpassed expectations with over 1000 people participating in the newly expanded 2 day event. In an effort to expand the value of the FarmSmart franchise, the organizers added a second year of a full day single stream event, SoySmart, which brought over 363 producers and Ag business people together at RIM Park in Waterloo to learn from Missy and Bill Bauer of Coldwater Michigan and our own Horst Bohner. With the tremendous success of the second year of this add on event, it will become a staple of FarmSmart.