MONCTON, N.B. – Riverview Farms Corporation recently took home a prestigious award.
About 100 agricultural industry stakeholders attended the 37th annual general meeting and technical workshop ofthe New Brunswick Soil & Crop Improvement Associationon last week at the Holiday Inn Express in Moncton, N.B.
General workshop topics included sessions on conserving farm land with cover crops and biodiversity, 4R nutrient stewardship: The 4Rs and greenhouse gas reduction, immediate and future impact of COP21 on carbon offsets – for Alberta, Canada and Internationally, wireworm management in agricultural fields and NBSCIA project updates.
Concurrent sessions addressed plant-to-plant nitrogen transfer in forages, intensive grazing management for pasture improvement, use of insect netting for protection against the cabbage maggot, grafted tomatoes in greenhouse and tunnel production and an update on N.B. small fruit crops.
The highlight of the meeting was the Farm of the Year presentation. This annual award is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer and presented to the farm selected by a panel of judges based on the quality of the crops grown, attention to environmental issues, use of new crops and innovative techniques and community involvement. This year’s candidates included Dunphy’s Holsteins Ltd. Brent & Ellen Dunphy, Central Soil & Crop, Keswick; Clarke Farms, Matthew and Gillian Clarke, Kings County Soil & Crop, New Canaan; Creek Home Farm, Henry & Adrienne Helder, Moncton Soil & Crop, Salisbury; and, Riverview Farms Corporation, Shawn and Natalie Paget, Carleton County Soil & Crop, Simonds, NB.
Riverview Farms Corporation was the 2015 recipient of the NBSCIA Farm of the Year award, presented by Colin Brown, the account manager of Atlantic Canada for DuPont Pioneer.