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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

 

Aug
18
Tue
AAFC Research Webinar
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you missing PD hours due to COVID-19 regulations interfering with in-person meetings? Are you wanting opportunities to learn of new research in the industry?

NSIA is offering a free upcoming virtual presentation by an Agriculture Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Researcher, hosted by Ross MacNeil, Programs Committee Co-Chair:

August 18th, 2020 – 2:00PM

Beatrice Amyotte, PhD

Beatrice is the berry breeder for AAFC, focussing on developing commercial varieties of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry plants for Canadian growers (full bio attached).

A second, alternate presentation will be distributed once details are finalized.

If you would like to participate, please email info@nsagrologists.ca prior to the date of the presentation for the link. Questions may be asked through the chat feature within MS Teams. If you are not able to catch the live presentation, a recorded presentation will be emailed afterwards.

Aug
19
Wed
Ergonomic Safety for Farm Women
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

AgriSafe Network – Webinar

It is no secret – women are playing an increased role in production agriculture. They account for about one-third of the management, ownership and work on farms, ranches and in crop production. A major challenge continues to be access to protective equipment that meets the ergonomic needs of women. This program is intended to help women in rural/agricultural communities identify ergonomic issues leading to musculoskeletal injuries in farm and ranch work and discover resources to aid in injury prevention.

Registration link 

Aug
26
Wed
Weed Resistance Management at Harvest
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In The Fields – Webinar Series

Dr. Charles Geddes will discuss resistance management tactics during the harvest season. This is a vital time to address potential resistance issues. Scouting and sample collection can help you gain knowledge on resistance issues and how to manage them in the future.

Registration link

Sep
1
Tue
Serious Animal Disease Emergencies Awareness Webinar
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

You are invited to a Serious Animal Disease Emergencies Awareness Webinar.

Please register in advance. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting once registered.

Sep
28
Mon
30th Annual Organics Recycling Conference
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm

The Compost Council of Canada is excited to announce that the upcoming 30th Annual Organics Recycling Conference will be held virtually throughout the week of September 28 – October 2, 2020.

FOR THE LOVE OF THE EARTH … COMPOST !

The 30th Annual & 1st On-Line National Organics Recycling Conference of The Compost Council of Canada

DATES: Monday September 28 – Friday October 2, 2020

TIMES: Sessions to be held at various times throughout the conference period

ALSO INCLUDED: Virtual visits to organics recycling facilities Introductions to and information about industry suppliers and services including a virtual exhibit area

Registration, Sponsorship, Exhibitor Sign-up Details to follow with updates provided on the Council’s website

To receive conference updates, please email info@compost.org

Oct
30
Fri
Maritime Beef Conference (Virtual)
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Maritime Beef Council welcomes livestock producers to virtually attend the 6th annual Maritime Beef Conference, October 30th & 31st.

Additional information to follow – please stay tuned to the MBC website.

Nov
10
Tue
AIC Fall Video Conference: Investment Environment – Agri-Food Research and Innovation
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) is pleased to announce its first panel for our Fall videoconference on Investment Environment – Agri-Food Research and Innovation.

The first panel for the “setting the stage” session will feature:

  • Dr. Jean-Philippe Gervais, Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist, Farm Credit Corporation;
  • Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada;
  • Andrew Schrum, Senior Manager, Research, RBC Thought Leadership.

This videoconference series will feature four sessions over four weeks (Tuesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm ET):

  • November 10, 2020 – Setting the stage: Importance of investments in agri-food research and innovation and their RoI;
  • November 17, 2020 – Is there an investment gap for agri-food research and innovation;
  • November 24, 2020 – Venture capital and banking: how they work and what they want;
  • December 1st, 2020 – A better investment climate: government investment and taxation.

Register here (you can register for one or all of the four panels).

Nov
17
Tue
AIC Fall Video Conference: Investment Environment – Agri-Food Research and Innovation
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) is pleased to announce its first panel for our Fall videoconference on Investment Environment – Agri-Food Research and Innovation.

The first panel for the “setting the stage” session will feature:

  • Dr. Jean-Philippe Gervais, Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist, Farm Credit Corporation;
  • Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada;
  • Andrew Schrum, Senior Manager, Research, RBC Thought Leadership.

This videoconference series will feature four sessions over four weeks (Tuesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm ET):

  • November 10, 2020 – Setting the stage: Importance of investments in agri-food research and innovation and their RoI;
  • November 17, 2020 – Is there an investment gap for agri-food research and innovation;
  • November 24, 2020 – Venture capital and banking: how they work and what they want;
  • December 1st, 2020 – A better investment climate: government investment and taxation.

Register here (you can register for one or all of the four panels).

Nov
18
Wed
NSIA Annual Meeting
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the NSIA Annual Meeting scheduled for April 2020 had to be postponed, with the new date being November 18th, 2020. Therefore, the Semi-Annual Meeting will now become the Annual Meeting, as long as we are able to have an increased number of people by this point.

A decision will be made by Council in September about the form of the meeting: in person or virtual. At that point, membership will be updated in the September Member Communication.

Nov
24
Tue
AIC Fall Video Conference: Investment Environment – Agri-Food Research and Innovation
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) is pleased to announce its first panel for our Fall videoconference on Investment Environment – Agri-Food Research and Innovation.

The first panel for the “setting the stage” session will feature:

  • Dr. Jean-Philippe Gervais, Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist, Farm Credit Corporation;
  • Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada;
  • Andrew Schrum, Senior Manager, Research, RBC Thought Leadership.

This videoconference series will feature four sessions over four weeks (Tuesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm ET):

  • November 10, 2020 – Setting the stage: Importance of investments in agri-food research and innovation and their RoI;
  • November 17, 2020 – Is there an investment gap for agri-food research and innovation;
  • November 24, 2020 – Venture capital and banking: how they work and what they want;
  • December 1st, 2020 – A better investment climate: government investment and taxation.

Register here (you can register for one or all of the four panels).

Dec
1
Tue
AIC Fall Video Conference: Investment Environment – Agri-Food Research and Innovation
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) is pleased to announce its first panel for our Fall videoconference on Investment Environment – Agri-Food Research and Innovation.

The first panel for the “setting the stage” session will feature:

  • Dr. Jean-Philippe Gervais, Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist, Farm Credit Corporation;
  • Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada;
  • Andrew Schrum, Senior Manager, Research, RBC Thought Leadership.

This videoconference series will feature four sessions over four weeks (Tuesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm ET):

  • November 10, 2020 – Setting the stage: Importance of investments in agri-food research and innovation and their RoI;
  • November 17, 2020 – Is there an investment gap for agri-food research and innovation;
  • November 24, 2020 – Venture capital and banking: how they work and what they want;
  • December 1st, 2020 – A better investment climate: government investment and taxation.

Register here (you can register for one or all of the four panels).

Dec
3
Thu
NSFA Annual Meeting
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting.

Additional information to follow.

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