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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.

AIC – Fall Videoconference Series

The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) is hosting a Fall videoconference series on Investment Environment – Agri-Food Research and Innovation.

This series features four sessions over four weeks (Tuesdays from 2-3:30pm):

• 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 for one or all of the four panels.

Maritime AgCast

Maritime producers will soon be able to catch local, regional and national guests discussing topics within the industry when the Agri-Commodity Management Association (ACMA) launches Maritime AgCast September 8, 2020!

Brad McCallum will be chatting with various guests regarding important livestock topics, as well as keeping you updated on current markets and upcoming industry events.

This podcast will air episodes bi-weekly, ranging in topic from disease management, forage and pasture management, vehicle compliance and many others!

Ensure you subscribe in advance to your favourite podcast platform such as Spotify, iTunes, Google and Anchor.

Your Farmers, Your Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (NSFA) through Meet Your Farmer, is excited to announce a new initiative called “Your Farmers, Your Nova Scotia” that works to build a stronger connection between farmers and the people living in their communities.

“Your Farmers, Your Nova Scotia, was created in an effort to connect Nova Scotians not only with the food on their plates, but how it got there and who produced it. We have seen the rise in the “buy local” movement and we hope that the momentum continues in the years ahead,” said Victor Oulton, President of NSFA. “This campaign will help connect your families to our farm families, one bite at a time.”

The campaign coincides with a refresh of NSFA’s Meet Your Farmer website, and will profile stories of farm families located from one end of the province to the other, share favourite Nova Scotia inspired recipes, and provide details on how to purchase products in order to support the local economy and contribute to efforts of sustaining our food supply.

Visit www.nsfa-fane/yourfarmers-yournovascotia/ for the full press release.

Support Canadian Farmers

Our Canadian farmers & food supply chain need support to mitigate the massive disruptions from COVID-19, to continue to provide all Canadians with a wide variety of affordable, nutritious food.

Visit Support Canadian Food to send a message of support to your MP today!

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