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NSIA Semi-Annual Meeting Update

The NSIA Semi-Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for November 14, 2023, from 1:30PM-4:00PM at the Inn on Prince in Truro, is being moved online.

This meeting will now occur via Zoom, and consist of a brief NSIA update from President Ross MacNeil, followed by three graduate student presentations of their research. There will be no business meeting held at this session.

The new schedule of the November 14th meeting is as follows:

1:30PM – Welcome and NSIA Update

1:45PM – Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture Student Presentations:

  • Shreemi Prabhakaran
  • Patrick Hennessy
  • Georgia Lewis

**Additional information on student presentations, such as research titles and bios, will follow in the November 10th member communication.

Please use the below Zoom information to access the presentation.

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UPDATE -Invitation to Consultation Sessions

The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture rescheduled their consultation sessions that were cancelled due to Hurricane Fiona. Before they begin developing programs under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement, they would like to hear from you. On October 24th, 25th and 27th, the department will discuss federal-provincial program supports for agriculture that will begin in 2023.

NSIA Discussed in Local Podcast Episode

Maritime AgCast‘s most recent episode: “NSIA: Professionals in Agriculture” was released November 2, 2021.
Host and P.Ag. Brad McCallum chats with fellow Agrologists, NSIA President Maxine MacLean, Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, Councilor Caitlin Congdon, Perennia, & member Kamryn Findlay, Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture, discussing their roles as professionals in the industry and value they see as being NSIA members.

Colchester County’s Liz Crouse recognized for significant contributions to agriculture industry

Congratulations Liz on your many accomplishments, including being named the NSIA Distinguished Life Member award for 2021!
Congratulations are also extended to our other 2021 NSIA Award recipients:
– Misty Croney – Distinguished Agrologist
– Angela Gourd – Outstanding Young Agrologist, posthumous

Panel Discussion & NSIA Annual Meeting

April 21, 2021:

1:30 PM – Panel: International Perspectives on Agriculture as a Profession (speakers to be announced shortly)

3:00 PM – NSIA Annual General Meeting (Business Meeting)

The Honours and Awards recipients will be acknowledged at the Annual Meeting


            (only one registration is required, as the same Zoom meeting link will be used for both meetings)

Maple Producers Association of Nova Scotia – Request for Proposal

The Maple Producers Association of Nova Scotia have issued a Request for Proposal as well as a work template for the proposal.

If you have any questions or would like to submit a proposal, please contact our office and we can put you in contact with Kevin McCormick.


Beatrice Amyotte Presentation

The recorded Beatrice Amyotte presentation from August 18, 2020, where she presented her Berry Breeding in Kentville AAFC research to NSIA members virtually, please click here.

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