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This is a partial list of some events/webinars which may be qualifying for PD hours. It is the responsibility of the NSIA member to ensure their qualifications are met yearly. If you have any other resources to share which are missing from this calendar, please email: info@nsagrologists.ca

Oct
23
Tue
Working Trees for Pollinators and Other Beneficial Insects
Oct 23 all-day
Oct
25
Thu
Value Chain Coordination: Creating Partnership Through Policy
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

The National Good Food Network is hosting a webinar.

Register here

 

 

Oct
30
Tue
Pollinating the Seed Movement: Community Seed Organizers’ Symposium
Oct 30 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Presented in partnership with ACORN and Dalhousie Libraries.

Location: Dalhousie Agriculture Campus, Bible Hill NS

Includes a tour of Seeding Ideas seed library and other campus projects, a seed swap, a resource showcase of useful publications, websites, and tools, networking time, and great workshops and presentations about all aspects of community seed organizing.  Hear from organizers around the region about their tips and strategies for managing volunteers, engaging youth, fundraising, partnership building, seed handling & tracking, and more!

More information on registration to come. Please contact Steph Hughes at seed@acornorganic.org with inquiries.

http://www.acornorganic.org/events/calendar/pollinating-the-seed-movement-community-seed-organizers-symposium

Nov
1
Thu
Overview of Chicken Anatomy
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

extension. Webinar.

Presenter: Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky

https://learn.extension.org/events/3442

Nov
2
Fri
All Bugs Good and Bad: Lice, Scabies and Mites
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

extension. Webinar.

2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series.

Presenter: Dr. Nancy Hinkle, University of Georgia.

https://learn.extension.org/events/3263

Nov
5
Mon
The Great Debate
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Avenue, Halifax

https://dal200.ca/events/the-great-debate/

Nov
13
Tue
Implementing SQF Food Safety Systems Course
Nov 13 all-day

Perennia.

173 Bernie MacDonald Drive, Bible Hill
$930.00+ HST

1-902-678-7722 (EXT 222)
harenburg@perennia.ca

Registration deadline: October 29th, 2018

Prerequisite: A good understanding and working knowledge of food safety management systems is essential.

The SQF Code is a HACCP-based food safety and quality management system that applies to all sectors of the food industry, from primary production to distribution. SQF certification provides assurance that food safety plans have been implemented in agreement with HACCP and relevant regulatory requirements and have proven effective to manage food safety. Understand the requirements of the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing including system elements, implementation, rating system and audit scoring, so you can implement an effective system.

This course covers food safety requirements only.

Participants will receive a copy of the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing, Edition 8.

At the end of the program, you will be able to:
– Describe SQF system elements
– Implement and maintain SQF systems
– Develop, validate and verify your food safety plans and SQF system
– Prepare for SQF certification
– Understand requirements for SQF practitioners and SQF consultants

Who Should Attend?
– Auditors
– Facility managers
– Food safety personnel
– Food service managers and personnel
– Global food safety managers and personnel
– HACCP coordinators and team members
– Owners/operators of food businesses
– Product development managers and personnel
– Production managers / supervisors
– Public health inspectors
– QA/QC managers, technicians, supervisors
– Quality auditors
– Quality systems coordinators

Trainer: Jennifer McCreary, NSF

A light lunch will be provided.

If you have questions regarding the course, contact Helen Arenburg by the phone number or email indicated.

Soil Health Management Systems for Tobacco Production
Nov 13 all-day
Nov
14
Wed
Plant Genetics: Plant Breeding and Variety Selection
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

extension. Webinar.

Part 5 of 9-part series.

Presenters:
Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological Farming
Diana Jenkins, OFRF Research Program Director

https://learn.extension.org/events/3420

Mineral Recommendations
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm

AMTS. Webinar.

Presenter: Dr Bill Weiss, PhD, professor at The Ohio State

https://agmodelsystems.com/2018-the-nutritionist-webinars/

Nov
15
Thu
Proper Planning of Non-Ruminant Livestock in a Conservation Plan
Nov 15 all-day
SQF Quality Systems for Manufacturing
Nov 15 all-day

Perennia.

173 Bernie MacDonald Drive, Bible Hill
$930.00 + HST
1-902-678-7722 (EXT 222)
harenburg@perennia.ca
Registration deadline: October 29th, 2018

Prerequisite: Candidates must have successfully completed examinable HACCP training, and either Implementing SQF Systems training (minimum: edition 7), or Auditing SQF Systems/Lead SQF Auditor training (minimum: edition 7).

This course is intended for quality, technical and managerial staff working in food manufacturing who seek to understand and differentiate between food safety management and quality management, and who are intending to implement the SQF Quality Code.

Participants will receive a copy of the SQF Quality Code, Edition 8.

At the end of the program, you will be able to:
– Understand the link between product quality and quality management principles;
– Explain the product quality parameters within a food industry sector or facility;
– Apply the HACCP method to monitor and control quality parameters;
– Understand and apply the ‘cost of quality’ model within a facility;
– Apply the PDCA cycle to improve quality outcomes;
– Understand how quality management principles impact on product quality and productivity;
– Apply and improve quality management principles within a facility.

Who Should Attend?
– Auditors
– Facility Managers
– Global Food Safety Personnel
– Food Safety Personnel
– HACCP Personnel
– Owners/Operations of Food Business
– Product Development Personnel
– Production Managers/Supervisors
– QA / QC Personnel
– Quality Auditors
– Quality Systems Coordinators
– Other: Quality Managers

Trainer: Jennifer McCreary, NSF

A light lunch will be provided.

If you have questions regarding the course, please contact Helen Arenburg by the email or phone number provided.

Nov
16
Fri
WBPANS Annual General Meeting
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day

NS Wild Blueberries.

Location: Best Western Hotel, Truro NS

http://www.nswildblueberries.com/events/11-events/14-annual-general-meeting-8a891bc

 

 

Nov
27
Tue
The Schmidt Rebound Hammer: A Field Tool for Rock Engineering
Nov 27 all-day
Nov
28
Wed
GMO
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

extension. Webinar.

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar Series.

https://learn.extension.org/events/3399

Nov
29
Thu
NSFA Annual General Meeting
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture.

Location: Best Western Glengarry, Truro, NS

Dec
4
Tue
Mineralization and Availability of Nutrients from Organic Sources
Dec 4 all-day
Feeding a Small and Backyard Poultry Flock
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

extension. Webinar.

Presenter: Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky

https://learn.extension.org/events/3441

Dec
7
Fri
All Bugs Good and Bad: Pantry Pests
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

extension. Webinar.

2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series.

Presenter: Dr. Dan Suiter, Extension Entomologist, UGA Extension

https://learn.extension.org/events/3264

 

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