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Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx)

The Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx) will be held December 2-4, 2019 at the Fredericton Convention Centre and Crowne Plaza in Fredericton, NB.

AgEx welcomes everyone to exchange expertise and insights to continue to position Canada’s farmers for success through farm management excellence.

This year’s theme is “Cultivating Resilience” and focuses on building the capacity for farms to weather any storm and seize opportunity. A healthy farm depends on a healthy farmer, healthy relationships and healthy business.

– the future of Canadian agriculture
– implications for farm managers
– practical ways farmers can achieve sustainable growth and prosperity

For additional information, please click here.

University of Guelph Research Survey

NSIA been asked to share a survey with the target audience being Canadian crop farmers, as part of a graduate research project at the University of Guelph.

The survey is “researching precision agriculture technologies and how farmers use and relate to these technologies. The research includes a survey detailing farmer use of precision agriculture technology, farmer use of digital agricultural data, and farmers’ understanding of their rights to digital agricultural data.”

To partake in the survey, please click here.

2019 Atlantic Forage Field Day

The 2019 Atlantic Forage Field Day is co-hosted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Maritime Beef Council. The focus will be on forage production and quality/quantity measuring. Forage Field Day highlights research from the AAFC scientists as well as field demonstrations and industry presentations.

August 7, 2019
Nappan Research Farm (4016 NS 302, Nappan, NS, B0L 1C0)

Pre-registration is required to for lunch.

Click here to register!

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

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