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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!


NSIA is following the COVID-19 situation very closely and following all public health recommendations related to meetings and other gatherings. Therefore, we have decided to unfortunately postpone the upcoming Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for April 29, 2020. When a new date has been decided on, we will notify members with this information.

We have also made the decision to postpone the Honours and Awards Banquet, originally to be held in the evening after the Annual Meeting, to now occur after the Semi-Annual meeting on November 18th, 2020 at the Holiday Inn. This gives members more time to make nominations for these awards! Nominations can now be placed up until October 1, 2020.

NSIA COVID-19 Update

Here at the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists we are following the COVID-19 situation very closely and following all public health recommendations related to meetings and other gatherings.  As of now, we are currently working to sort out cancelling or rescheduling all planned workshops and meetings up until April 3, 2020, where possible we will be holding meetings via electronic means such as conference call or video conference.  We will update you as we determine alternative arrangements for these events.  To help protect yourself and other, please visit

In an effort to continue to provide service to our members and clients we will continue to maintain regular office hours until further notice.  However, we do ask that you only visit the office if required.

If we are required to close the office for public health reasons, we can assure that we have the ability to work remotely and will do our best to maintain our high level of service.

We are working very closely with our related organization at ACMA to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in the Province, region and nationally.

An update of the upcoming Annual Meeting will be released shortly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

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