Please click below to view the December 2019 NSIA Member Communication.
The next edition will be late January/early Februay 2020.
The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) is offering an invitation prior to the 10th Annual CFGA Conference for the Annual Pre-Conference Technical Workshop.
These technical workshops have become in integral component of the CFGA Annual Conference. Started in Winnipeg at the 2016 event, Technical Workshops have focused on key issues and/or projects that the CFGA is working on and have been used to bring forage industry practitioners from across the country together to discuss trends, concepts and challenges that the industry is facing.
Feedback from forage sector researchers from across Canada has highlighted some difficulty in securing students interested in pursuing Post-Secondary degrees in the forage field. In an early attempt to address this challenge, the CFGA has teamed up with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to host student engagement exercises throughout the conference week. Students will be on hand during the technical workshops and at a special reception following the days events on November 12th, and will be encouraged to attend the remainder of the conference.
Please take the time to register so lunch and refreshments can be planned appropriately.
To book your hotel stay, please use the following link: https://canadianfga.wixsite.com/conference2019/blank
NSIA is planning their annual Fall Tour, this year within the Valley region! This is occurring Thursday, October 3rd, 2019.
Please note: the registration deadline is September 25th, 2019. Payment must be made online by selecting the “2019 Fall Tour” option on the home screen. If you have any dietary requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 902-893-7455 by the registration date.
If you wish to carpool, please meet at Perennia Innovation Park for a 8AM departure October 3rd.
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.
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.
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.
Pre-registration is required to for lunch.