Events

EVENTS


Rural Delivery March 2017

March 14-15: Canadian Horticultural Council annual meeting, Fairmont Winnipeg, Winnipeg. Contact 613-226-4880 or webmaster@hortcouncil.ca

March 15-16: 2017 Northeast Potato Technology Forum, Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, N.B. Email loretta.mikitzel@gnb.ca.

March 18: N.S. Cattle Producers annual meeting, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Phone 902-893-4311.

March 18-19: Modern Beekeeper course, Module One: Busyness of Bees, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Bible Hill, N.S. Visit www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/extended-learning.html, phone 902-893-6666, or email extended.learning@dal.ca.

March 25: Agriculture Day: Farming 101, Best Western Cookville, Cookville, N.S. Networking, tradeshow, and panel discussion on agricultural opportunities on the South Shore. Phone 902-354-5471, email registration@growsouthwestnovascotia.ca, or visit www.growsouthwestnovascotia.ca.

March 25: Central NS Woodland Conference, Maple Ridge Elementary School, Lantz, N.S. visit nswoods.ca for details.

March 27-29: Red Meat Cutting Basics, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Bible Hill, N.S. Visit www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/ extended-learning.html, phone 902-893-6666, or email extended.learning@dal.ca.

April 6: Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island annual meeting, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Visit www.dfpei.ca.

April 22: Medway Community Forest Co-op AGM, North Queens Business Hub, behind the firehall in Caledonia, N.S., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For info email maryjane@medwaycommunityforest.com or call 902-701-0505.

April 29: Woodlot Management Mentorship Field Day with Kevin Veinotte, Northfield, Lunenburg County, N.S., cost $20, lunch included. Registration required. Email info@merseytobeatic.ca or phone 902-682-2371.

May 6: Woodlot Management Mentorship Field Day with Eldon and Lucille White, Richfield, Digby County. Cost $20, lunch included. Registration required. Email info@merseytobeatic.ca or call 902-682-2371.

June 7–10: Elmia Wood, world’s largest forestry fair, held outdoors near Jönköping, Sweden. See www.elmiawood.com.

Atlantic Beef & Sheep Spring 2017

March 14-15: Canadian Horticultural Council annual meeting, Fairmont Winnipeg, Winnipeg. Contact 613-226-4880 or webmaster@hortcouncil.ca

March 15: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Feeder Sale, Sussex and Studholm Livestock Auction Center, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena Fry, 506-434-1572.

March 15-16: 2017 Northeast Potato Technology Forum, Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, N.B. Email loretta.mikitzel@gnb.ca for information.

March 16: Atlantic Stockyards Winter 2017 Feeder Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

March 16: Cover Crops and Soil Management Workshop, Rudders, Yarmouth, N.S. Free workshop with Perennia specialist Rosalie Madden on cover crops and soil management. Phone Terry McKay, 902-638-2396 or email Terry.McKay@novascotia.ca, or phone Gail Walsh 1-877-710-5210.

March 16: FCC Ag Outlook 2017, Newmarket Theatre, Newmarket, Ont. Insights into ag economics, commodity markets, and emerging technologies from FCC’s leading experts. Visit www.fcc-fac.ca/en/events/ag-outlook.html.

March 17-18: Maritime Beef Conference, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Phone 902-893-7455, or visit www.maritimebeef.ca or nscattle.ca.

March 18: Nova Scotia Cattle Producers annual meeting, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Email office@nscattle.ca or phone 902-893-7455.

March 18-19: Modern Beekeeper course, Module One: Busyness of Bees, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Bible Hill, N.S. Visit www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/extended-learning.html, phone 902-893-6666, or email extended.learning@dal.ca.

March 21: Pork Nova Scotia annual meeting, Bacon Boardroom, Bible Hill, N.S. Phone 902-895-0581 or visit porknovascotia.ca for information.

March 22: Humane Handling Workshop with Jane Morrigan, Farm Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Open to all registered PEICP producers but required for PEI Certified Beef Brand Producers who have not attended in previous years. Phone PEICP, 902-368-2229.

March 25: Agriculture Day: Farming 101, Best Western Cookville, Cookville, N.S. Networking, tradeshow, and panel discussion on agricultural opportunities on the South Shore. Phone 902-354-5471, email registration@growsouthwestnovascotia.ca, or visit www.growsouthwestnovascotia.ca.

March 25: Atlantic Stockyards 5th Annual Balamore Farm “Thickness Sells” Bull and Heifer Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999, 902-893-9603 or 902-893-0744.

March 25: “Only The Good Ones Sell” Production Sale, Ranch Edam, SK. Visit cattlemanagement.ca to view catalogue.

March 29: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Regular Sale, Sussex and Studholm Livestock Auction Center, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena Fry, 506-434-1572.

April 1: 44th Annual Breeding Stock Sale, Maritime Beef Cattle Test Station, Nappan, N.S. Phone Kenny Thompson, 902-664-8936 (N.S), Duncan Fraser, 506-381-0698 (N.B.), Les Halliday, 902-314-0827 (P.E.I.).

April 5-8: Holstein Canada’s 2017 National Convention, Markham, Ont. Visit www.holstein.ca.

April 6: Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island annual meeting, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Visit www.dfpei.ca.

April 6: Atlantic Stockyards Riguette Charolais Bull Sale plus David Meyer Bred Heifer Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

April 6-8: Jersey Canada annual meeting and Atlantic farm tour, Delta Brunswick, Saint John, N.B. Visit www.jerseycanada.com for information.

April 12: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Feeder and Stock Cow Sale, Sussex and Studholm Livestock Auction Center, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena Fry, 506-434-1572.

April 15: Atlantic Stockyards Winter 2017 Feeder Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

April 21: The 90-day consultation period for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations ends. For information or to offer an opinion visit www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/acts-and-regulations/regulatory-initiatives/sf.

April 22: Atlantic Stockyards Spring 2017 Equipment Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

April 22: Heritage Beef Classic Dinner & Auction, Windsor Legion, Windsor, N.S. Viewing at 5:30 p.m, dinner at 6 p.m. Contact Philip or Patty Burgess at 902-798-5174.

April 26: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Regular Sale, Sussex and Studholm Livestock Auction Center, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena Fry, 506-434-1572.

May 6: Atlantic Stockyards Winter 2017 Feeder Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

May 6: Musicians for Local Food fundraiser, Christ Church Hall, Amherst, N.S. Ecology Action’s annual cost share CSA local food box program fundraiser connecting low-income households with local farms. Featuring local food lunch, silent auction, and entertainment. Email su@ecologyaction.ca for details.

May 10: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Feeder Sale, Sussex and Studholm Livestock Auction Center, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena Fry, 506-434-1572.

May 13-14: Keeping Sheep for Beginners course, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Bible Hill, N.S. Visit www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/extended-learning.html, phone 902-893-6666, or email extended.learning@dal.ca.

May 13-14: Modern Beekeeper course, Module Two: Bee Hive and Health, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Bible Hill, N.S. Visit www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/extended-learning.html, phone 902-893-6666, or email extended.learning@dal.ca.

May 16: Big Data, Changing Climate and Agriculture conference, Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy, Department of Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics (FARE), University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont. Dr. Ralph Martin and others will discuss how big data is changing agriculture, innovation and climate induced yield volatilities, and climate change and agricultural policy. Email dharkies@uoguelph.ca or visit www.uoguelph.ca/fare/institute/advanced-study.html for info.

 

Horse & Pony Feb – Apr 2017

Feb. 18: Jane Fraser English and Western Dressage Lesson Day, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. Phone 902-956-2013 or email carol@fivefires.ca.

Feb. 19: Greenhawk Truro Winter Hunter Series Show, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. New hunter schooling series presented in conjunction with Samantha Sharpe. Phone Samantha Sharpe, 902-817-8305 or email Ssharpe.ml@gmail.com.

Feb. 25: Jane Fraser English and Western Dressage Lesson Day, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. Phone 902-956-2013 or email carol@fivefires.ca.

Feb. 25: bits N bridles Anniversary Sale, bits N bridles, Falmouth N.S.; receive 15-75 percent off. Phone 902-798-2874 or visit www.bitsnbridles.ca for details.

March 4: North Shore Winter Sorting Series, Horseshoe Shoals Stables, Malpeque, P.E.I. Phone Shane, 902-432-4680 or Amanda, 902-393-3071 for details.

March 4-5: Liberty Foundations Clinic, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. Clinic hosted by Meadow Brook Stables. Visit MeadowBrookStables Facebook page for details.

March 11-12: Danique Henderson Liberty Clinic, Five Fires Equestrian Centre, Brookfield, N.S. Phone 902-956-2013 or email carol@fivefires.ca.

March 13-17: Meadow Brook Stables March Break Camp, Meadow Brook Stables, Stewiacke, N.S. Visit MeadowBrookStables Facebook page for details.

March 19: Greenhawk Truro Winter Hunter Series Show, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. New hunter schooling series presented in conjunction with Samantha Sharpe. Phone Samantha Sharpe, 902-817-8305 or email Ssharpe.ml@gmail.com.

March 25-26: EC General Steward & EC Dressage Steward Clinic, Moncton, N.B. Clinicians Christine Hickman, FEI Dressage Steward, and Jan Stephens, FEI Jumping / Eventing Steward. Visit www.horsenovascotia.ca for details.

April 8-9: Tru Horsemanship Young Horse Clinic, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. Clinic hosted by Meadow Brook Stables. Visit MeadowBrookStables Facebook page for details.

April 15: North Shore Winter Sorting Series, Horseshoe Shoals Stables, Malpeque, P.E.I. Phone Shane, 902-432-4680 or Amanda, 902-393-3071 for details.

April 15-16: Travis Smith Reining Clinic, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. Phone 902-956-2013 or email carol@fivefires.ca.

April 28: First Aid Re-certification Course, Sport Nova Scotia Building, Halifax, N.S. Email Gidget Oxner, nseftd@sportnovascotia.ca or phone 902-425-5450 ext. 342.

April 29-30: NSEF Coach Symposium, Halifax, N.S. Email Gidget Oxner, nseftd@sportnovascotia.ca or phone 902-425-5450 ext. 342.

May 5-7: Restless Pines Hunter Jumper show, Restless Pines Farm, Hammonds Plains, N.S. Email Heidi MacInnes, info@restlesspines.com or phone 902-209-7355.

May 6-7: Mona Lewis Ranch Riding Clinic, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. Phone Philip Zwicker, 902-541-0045.

May 12-14: The Mane Event, Western Fair District, London, Ont. Equine clinics, demos, and presentations, plus a large equine trade show. Phone Gail Barker, 844-578-7518, email gail@maneeventexpo.com, or visit www.maneeventexpo.com for information.

May 13: North Shore Winter Sorting Series, Horseshoe Shoals Stables, Malpeque, P.E.I. Phone Shane, 902-432-4680 or Amanda, 902-393-3071 for details.

May 18-21: Windsor Spring Horse Show, Hants County Exhibition Grounds, Windsor, N.S. Email Carrie MacDonald, carrieruthmacdonald@gmail.com or phone 902-790-2394.

May 19-20: Dressage P.E.I. Schooling Show, Judge Dawn Helm, Crapaud Agriplex, Crapaud, P.E.I. Visit Dressage P.E.I. Facebook group, www.facebook.com/groups/432331880150142/ for details.

May 20-22: Dressage Clinic with Arthur Kottas, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. One of 10 North American stops to be made by acclaimed international dressage clinician and trainer of trainers, Arthur Kottas. Phone 902-956-2013 or email carol@fivefires.ca.

May 27-29: Equi-Health Canada Instructor Training Program, Countrytime Stable, Glovertown, N.L.; covers basic health and emergency first aid, horse first aid for kids, Safety First – the Barn and Beyond, Farm Safe Kids, and First Aid Fundamentals. For more information or to register, phone 709-533-7746 or email countrytime@eastlink.ca.

June 3-4: Dressage P.E.I. Gold / Bronze Show, Judge Joan McCartney, Crapaud Agriplex, Crapaud, P.E.I. Visit Dressage P.E.I. Facebook group, www.facebook.com/groups/432331880150142/ for details.

 

Atlantic Forestry March 2017

March 15: Black Bear Safety & Wildlife Awareness Workshop, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit www.mcft.ca.

March 23-24: Forest Professionals of Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting; joint meeting of Nova Scotia Forest Technicians Association, Canadian Institute of Forestry – Nova Scotia Section, and Registered Professional Foresters Association of Nova Scotia. Holiday Inn, Truro, N.S. Visit www.rpfans.ca or email contact@rpfans.ca.

March 25: Nova Scotia’s Central Woodland Conference, Maple Ridge Elementary School, Lantz, N.S. Conference for professionals and woodland owners on issues and resources to help manage woodlots sustainably. Pre-Registration before March 18 is $20, registration at the door $25, students $15 (lunch included). Phone 1-855-679-6637 or visit www.nswoods.ca for details.

April 1: PEI Woodlot Owners Association AGM, Farm Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Watch for further details at www.peiwoa.ca or email info@peiwoa.ca.

April 3-7: N.S. Watercourse Alteration Certification for sizers (Apr. 3-5) and installers (Apr. 5-7), Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S., offered by Maritime College of Forest Technology. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit www.mcft.ca.

April 12-13: Canadian Woodlands Forum 2017 Spring Meeting & 98th AGM, Delta Beausejour Hotel, Moncton, N.B. Visit cwfcof.org/event/2017-spring-meeting-98th-agm/ or phone 902-897-6961for details.

April 13: NBFTA annual general meeting, Moncton, N.B. For more information phone Riley Côté-DeMerchant, 506-471-5342 or email riley.demerchant@gmail.com.

April 15: N.S. Woodland Owner of the Year nomination deadline. Provincial winner will be selected in May. Nominations can be submitted at any Department of Natural Resources office or by visiting novascotia.ca/woodlandaward or emailing Simon.Mutabazi@novascotia.ca.

April 22: Medway Community Forest Cooperative AGM and Conference, North Queens Business Hub, Caledonia, N.S. Visit www.medwaycommunityforest.com/event/2017-agm/, email info@medwaycommunityforest.com, or phone 902-701-0505.

April 25-27: Basic Chainsaw Safety, Operation & Maintenance, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit www.mcft.ca.

April 29: Woodlot Management Mentorship Field Day with Kevin Veinotte, Northfield, Lunenburg County. Cost $20, lunch included. Registration required. To book a place or for more info, please contact info@merseytobeatic.ca or call 902-682-2371.

May 6: Woodlot Management Mentorship Field Day with Eldon and Lucille White, Richfield, Digby County, N.S. Cost $20, lunch included. Registration required. To book a place or for more info, please contact info@merseytobeatic.ca or phone 902-682-2371.

May 14: Cape Breton Privateland Partnership Woodlot Field Day and General Meeting, Centennial Trails woodlot, Port Hawkesbury, N.S. Introduction, lunch, and update on CBPP projects will be held at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. Pre-registration required, cost is $15 including lunch. Phone Shelly at 902-623-1132 or visit www.cbwoodlots.org.

May 15-19: N.S. Watercourse Alteration Certification for sizers (May 15-17) and installers (May 17-19), Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S., offered by Maritime College of Forest Technology. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit www.mcft.ca.

May 19-20: 2017 Loggers’ Expo, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME. For details phone 800-318-7561 or 315-369-3078, or visit www.northernlogger.com.

May 29-31: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Ground School – Drones, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit www.mcft.ca.

June 1-2: UAS Flight Training & Project Planning (UAS Ground School pre-requisite) – Drones, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit www.mcft.ca.

June 6-8: Basic Chainsaw Safety, Operation & Maintenance, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit www.mcft.ca.

June 7-10: Elmia Wood Forestry Fair, Jönköping, Sweden. The world’s largest international forestry fair draws more than 500 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors from 50 countries, and takes place entirely in the forest where machines and tools can be seen and tested under working conditions. Visit www.elmia.se/en/.