The 21st Southwest Agricultural Conference was held January 7th & 8th 2014 at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. The conference attendance was reduced by the severe winter leading up to the conference and during the conference. Amazingly around 1000 braved poor road conditions to attend the first day and about 1100 the second day. A couple of speakers went above and beyond to make it to the conference. When flights were cancelled they drove through difficult conditions to give their presentation. Several speakers who could not make in person used video or teleconference facilities to give their presentation. In the end only 11 out of 132 sessions had to be cancelled.