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Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

Dear NSIA Members,

In the month of March, volunteers from our agriculture industry will be visiting Grade 3 and 4 classrooms across the province to talk about agriculture in Nova Scotia and their own personal career journey. Canadian Agricultural Literacy Month began in Nova Scotia and is now a national initiative sponsored by Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada. It’s an important way we build public trust in our farming sector by educating students about where their food comes from, what agricultural careers look like, what agriculture in Nova Scotia looks like, and why it’s an industry they should be proud of.

If any members are interested in visiting a classroom, please contact Dawn Barrington-Hodgson at by February 28. Members who are interested in participating will receive an information package and be linked up with a school.

Thanks in advance for sharing this request with your membership,

Dawn Barrington-Hodgson

2019 SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technology) Meetings

2019 SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technology) Meetings

The results of the 2018 SMaRT on-farm research projects will be presented. Participants will also learn about other checkoff-funded research and soybean cyst nematodes. Time is available for questions, comments and discussion.

The Michigan Soybean Checkoff program is covering all costs. However, pre-registration is requested to ensure an accurate count for lunch and materials. Please register by following the link below or call the Michigan Soybean Checkoff office in Frankenmuth at 877-769-6424 and provide the location of the program, your name, phone number and the number of people attending. Please register before Friday, January 4 for the Portland and Caro locations, and before Tuesday, January 14 for all other locations.


  • January 8 at Wagon Wheel American Grill, 7888 E Grand River Ave, Portland, MI 48875
  • January 9 at The Brentwood Restaurant, 178 Park Dr, Caro, MI  48723
  • January 17 at Baker College Welcome Center, 1309 South M-52, Owosso, MI 48867
  • January 18 at Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 M-51 North, Dowagiac, MI 49047
  • January 22 at Dearth Community Center, 262 S Sprague St, Coldwater, MI 49036
  • January 23 at The Trestle Stop Restaurant, 3366 M-40, Hamilton, MI 49419

Time – All programs will begin at 8:45 a.m. and will end with a complimentary lunch.

Click here for more information 

 Precision Agriculture Conference and AG Tech Showcase

After a successful 5 years, is excited to announce that our Precision Agriculture Conference for 2019 will be moving to the London Convention Centre, February 5-6, 2019.

Moving the 2019 Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase to the London Convention Centre will allow us to welcome more than 450 attendees, and expand our trade-show, providing more networking opportunities targeted at agri-businesses, farm retailers and farmers interested in how precision agriculture will impact their bottom line and productivity on their farm. has established its conferences as the best events to learn about the latest in the precision agriculture industry. Our 2018 conference brought together more than 400 precision ag enthusiasts, featuring 45 international precision ag speakers, covering topics from agronomy to soil data and everything in-between.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Eastern Time

London Convention Centre
300 York St.
London, Ontario N6B 1P8

7 Atlantic Central Drive East Mountain, NS B6L 2Z2 (902) 893-7455