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PD Resources

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:


CQA-Tested Green Bin Compost Research: Results of the 5-Year Agricultural Research Trial in Manitoba
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Compost Council of Canada – Webinar

Dr. Lord Abbey is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, with his research being carried out across many regions within Canada and overseas. Included amongst his research focus are: soil nutrient management systems, the value of compost and compost utilization, health-based sustainable food systems and food security as well as vegetable and fruit production.

With the support of Manitoba Conservation and Climate, the City of Brandon and The Compost Council of Canada, a 5-year research program has been carried out and completed in Brandon, Manitoba to: (1) determine the effects of Compost Quality Alliance (CQA)-tested green bin municipal solid waste compost on soil quality, plant growth and quality, and economic outcome of food crops; and (2) promote the agronomic use and marketing of the compost for food production.

Join in and hear the results of this remarkable research.

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Navigating BRMs: For Farmers and Commodity Representatives
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NSFA – Webinar

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, farms are being encouraged to use existing BRM programs to support their operations. Because of this we’re bringing in the financial experts to give us an in-depth look at AgriStability and AgriInvest.

Steve Funk, CPA, CA, MNP’s Director of Farm Income Programs is dedicated to helping agricultural producers understand the AgriStability Program and optimize their coverages and payments from the Program within the context of their overall farm insurance risk management strategy.

If your farm has never considered looking at these programs before, now is the time. There are supports available to many different farms, including supply managed farms, so you don’t want to miss any opportunity.

There will be a Q&A to answer your questions. The webinar will be recorded, so if you can’t make it, you will still get to watch!  To register contact or (902) 893-2293.

Cultivating Your Way to Burnout?
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Farm Safety Nova Scotia – Webinar

Join Farm Safety NS and Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) for a webinar that is focused on fatigue awareness and management for farmers.

Participants will learn how to assess fatigue levels and practical strategies that farmers and farm families can use to prevent burnout.

The session will be recorded, those who register and can’t make the live session will be sent a link to the recording.

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NSIA Semi-Annual Meeting
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm
7 Atlantic Central Drive East Mountain, NS B6L 2Z2 (902) 893-7455