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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

Jun
24
Sun
Annual ISASH Conference
Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and Farm Safety Nova Scotia present the 2018 ISASH Conference (International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health).

https://www.isashconference2018.ca/

Jun
26
Tue
Have you Checked Your Trees Lately? A Routine Check-up of Trees Saves Lives and Property
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

extension. Webinar.

Speaker: Dr. Bob Polomski, Extension Specialist in Horticulture and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Clemson University

https://learn.extension.org/events/3359

Integrated Pest Management Field Day – Crop Scouting
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Perennia.

Horticultural Specialist: Rachael Cheverie
Small Farm Outreach Specialist: Sarah Wood.

Location: Miller’s Farm (6514 Cabot Trail, NE Maragree NS)

http://nsfarmandfoodevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Integrated-Pest-management-poster.pdf 

Jun
27
Wed
Integrated Pest Management Field Day – Crop Scouting
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Perennia.

Horticultural Specialist: Rachael Cheverie
Small Farm Outreach Specialist: Sarah Wood.

Location: Quinn’s Farm (45 MacIntosh Rd, Millville NS)

http://nsfarmandfoodevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Integrated-Pest-management-poster.pdf 

Jun
30
Sat
Natural Beekeeping for Beginners Based on Biodynamic Principles
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day

Presented by Bello Uccello Honeybee Sanctuary, a certified by Demeter biodynamic honey bee sanctuary.

Location: Plympton, Hwy 101, Digby County, NS

Klaus Langpohl, an experienced, Certified Biodynamic Beekeeper, will be your Guide, sharing the Amazing Life of the Honey Bee, inside and outside of the Hive. The Bees and the Hive will be your Teacher.

The workshop is designed to prepare you for your journey to become a Natural Beekeeper based on biodynamic principles.

This is an intensive 15 hours of classroom and outdoor, hands-on experiences. This two day course has a limited registration of participants.

For more information: 902-837-1030 or bello.bees@gmail.com

http://www.acornorganic.org/events

Jul
4
Wed
Wool Handling & Evaluation Course
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am – Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm
Jul
10
Tue
Regenerating the Diversity of Life in Soils – Hope for Farming and Climate
Jul 10 all-day
Trees for Bees: Pollinator Habitats in Urban Forests
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

extension. Webinar.

Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Benton, Forest Health Outreach Specialist, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia

https://learn.extension.org/events/3360

Jul
11
Wed
Stress Management on The Farm
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

extension. Webinar.

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Series.

https://learn.extension.org/events/3391

Milking Dairy Cows With Robots
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm

AMTS. Webinar.

Presenter: Dr. Marcia Endres, Professor in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota

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

Jul
12
Thu
Virtual Breakfast Series
Jul 12 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am

MSU Extension. Online meeting series.

*may be more localized information than broad

http://www.canr.msu.edu/field_crops/virtual-breakfast

Atlantic Master Gardeners Association Annual Conference
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Atlantic Master Gardeners.

Theme: “Gardening in a Changing Environment”

Location: Dalhousie Agriculture Campus, Bible Hill NS

http://atlanticmastergardeners.ca/documents/program.2018.pdf

Maritime Wild Blueberry Field Day
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Art Sargent’s Receiving Shed, 1480 Smith Hollow Road, Parrsboro

http://www.nswildblueberries.com/events/11-events/13-field-day-de144fe

Proper Litter Management Strategies in an Antibiotic-free Setting
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm

WattAgNet.com. Webinar.

Speakers:
Dr. Casey Ritz, professor and extension coordinator at the University of Georgia
Dr. Craig Coufal, associate professor and extension specialist at Texas A&M University

https://www.wattagnet.com/events/1773-webinar-proper-litter-management-strategies-in-an-antibiotic-free-setting

Faecal Egg Count Workshop (Part 1; Bible Hill)
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SPANS. NSFA Boardroom, Bacon Building, Perennia Park, Bible Hill.

Learn how to be able to monitor your own animals!

Part 1:

Dr. Gwyneth Jones, SMU, will teach techniques of indicating whether sheep have parasites, by studying faecal samples for egg counts.

Part 2: (August 2nd)

Follow up of techniques learned, with the chance to ask any questions which arose from own-farm utilization.

*Please bring a faecal sample from your flock to observe under the microscope for any eggs present

Please register with Ashley prior to July 13th at: 902-895-0581 or novascotiasheep@gmail.com

Jul
17
Tue
Faecal Egg Count Workshop (Part 1; Aylesford)
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SPANS. Aylesford Fire Hall.

Learn how to be able to monitor your own animals!

Part 1:

Dr. Gwyneth Jones, SMU, will teach techniques of indicating whether sheep have parasites, by studying faecal samples for egg counts.

Part 2: (August 7th)

Follow up of techniques learned, with the chance to ask any questions which arose from own-farm utilization.

*Please bring a faecal sample from your flock to observe under the microscope for any eggs present

Please register with Ashley prior to July 13th at: 902-895-0581 or novascotiasheep@gmail.com

Jul
24
Tue
Transitioning From Gray to Green Infrastructure Using Urban Forestry
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

extension. Webinar.

Speaker: Robert Northrup, Extension Forester, University of Florida IFAS Extension

https://learn.extension.org/events/3361

Jul
26
Thu
Virtual Breakfast Series
Jul 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am

MSU Extension. Online meeting series.

*may be more localized information than broad

http://www.canr.msu.edu/field_crops/virtual-breakfast

Aug
2
Thu
Faecal Egg Count Workshop (Part 2; Bible Hill)
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SPANS. NSFA Boardroom, Bacon Building, Perennia Park, Bible Hill

Learn how to be able to monitor your own animals!

Part 1: (July 12th)

Dr. Gwyneth Jones, SMU, will teach techniques of indicating whether sheep have parasites, by studying faecal samples for egg counts.

Part 2:

Follow up of techniques learned, with the chance to ask any questions which arose from own-farm utilization.

*Please bring a faecal sample from your flock to observe under the microscope for any eggs present

Please register with Ashley prior to July 13th at: 902-895-0581 or novascotiasheep@gmail.com

Aug
3
Fri
All Bugs Good and Bad: Bees, Wasps and Hornets, Oh My!
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

extension. Webinar.

2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series.

Presenter: Lynn Braband, Community IPM Extension Area Educator, Cornell University

https://learn.extension.org/events/3258

60 Research Drive Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2 (902) 897-NSIA (6742) info@nsagrologists.ca