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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.

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.

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