Rural Delivery November 2017

Nov. 9: Horticulture Nova Scotia Harvest End Breakfast, Alumni Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S. Great food, interesting speakers, and networking. Phone Marlene, 902-678-9335 or email marlene@horticulturens.ca.

Nov. 18: Rug Hooking Workshop, Ross Farm Museum, New Ross, N.S. Visit rossfarm.novascotia.ca or phone 877-689-2210 for information.

Nov. 21-23: Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx), Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa, Ont. Explore beneficial farm management practices, advice, and insight with leading farm business thinkers. Visit fmc-gac.com.

Nov. 27-28: Young Farmers’ Leadership Summit, Fairfield Inn, St. John’s, N.L. Features World-class speakers, including Andrew Campbell, dairy farmer and owner of Fresh Air Media, a company helping people better understand social media. Visit nlyoungfarmers.ca or email mcarlson@nlfa.ca.

Nov. 27-29: ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Visit www.acornorganic.org for information.

Nov. 29-30: HortEast 2017 Tradeshow and Conference, Delta Beausejour Moncton, Moncton, N.B. Visit www.horteast.com.

Nov. 30: Deadline for nominations for 4-H Canada’s National Volunteer Leader of the Year. Visit apply.4-h-canada.ca to submit nominations.

Nov. 30: Agri-Futures Nova Scotia Annual Meeting, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Visit nsfa-fane.ca for information.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1: NSFA annual meeting, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Visit nsfa-fane.ca for information.

Dec. 1: Farm Safety Nova Scotia annual meeting, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Visit nsfa-fane.ca for information.

Dec. 2-3: Christmas in the Country, Ross Farm Museum, New Ross, N.S. Visit rossfarm.novascotia.ca or phone 877-689-2210 for information.

Dec. 4-5: Solar Canada Tradeshow and Conference, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ont. Visit solarcanadaconference.ca.

Jan. 18-19: Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick 2018 annual meeting, Fredericton, N.B. Phone 506-452-8101, email alliance@fermeNBfarm.ca, or visit fermenbfarm.ca.

Jan. 24: N.S. Fruit Growers Association annual meeting, Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville, N.S. Visit www.nsfga.com.

Jan. 27-28: Guelph Organic Conference and Trade Show, Guelph University Centre, Guelph, Ont. Visit guelphorganicconf.ca for details.

Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Agriculture annual meeting, Gander, N.L. Phone 709-747-4874.

Feb. 23-24: International Potato Expo, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Phone 1-888-454-7469, email mcusack@mpltd.ca, or visit www.potatoexpo.ca.

Mar 7: Chicken Producers Association of Nova Scotia annual meeting, Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville, N.S. Phone 902-681-7400.

Mar. 13-15: Canadian Horticulture Council annual meeting, Ottawa, Ont. For information visit www.hortcouncil.ca/en.

 

Atlantic Forestry November 2017

Nov. 7: Accelerating Business in China workshop, Hilton, Saint John, N.B. Opportunities New Brunswick half-day session for N.B. companies looking to enhance their business development efforts. RSVP to natu.maliondo@onbcanada.ca or phone 506-470- 9253.

Nov. 7-8: Celebrating Canada’s 150 – Are Our Urban Forests Ready For The Next 150? Workshop, Crown Plaza, Fredericton, N.B. Topics include tools and strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate events, pest and disease, urban and landscape design, and current research. Phone 506-432-7575, email nairn@fundymodelforest.net, or visit www.atlanticurbanforests.wordpress.com.

Nov. 7-8: 2017 Field Technology Conference: Data Collection in Forestry, Fisheries, and Natural Resources, Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel, Portland, OR. Visit www.westernforestry.org for details.

Nov. 8-10: Expocorma, Concepción, Bío Bío Region, Chile. Latin America’s leading forestry trade fair, presented by the Chilean Wood Corporation (CORMA), brings together contractors, professionals, and executives in the industry, and showcases the latest technology and services. Visit www.expocorma.cl.

Nov. 14-15: MCFT Leadership Workshop: Communications Training for Frontline Forestry Professionals, Blenis Hall, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit mcft.ca.

Nov. 15-18: Society of American Foresters National Convention, Albuquerque, N.M. Learn how foresters can adapt and evolve to remain a relevant by connecting forestry with urban and global environments and the goods and services that come from working forests. Visit www.safnet.org.

Nov. 20-24: N.S. Watercourse Alteration Certification for sizers (Nov. 20-22) and installers (Nov. 22-24), Holiday Inn Express, Truro, N.S., offered by Maritime College of Forest Technology. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit mcft.ca.

Nov. 21-22: MCFT Leadership Workshop: Supervisory Development, Blenis Hall, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit mcft.ca.

Nov. 21-23: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training (UAS) Ground School with Sterling Cripps, founder and president of Canadian Unmanned Inc., Blenis Hall, Maritime College of Forest Technology Campus, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit mcft.ca.

Nov. 23: Forest Resource Roads Workshop, Four Points by Sheraton, Moncton, N.B. CWF one-day workshop in collaboration with FPInnovations for road supervisors and managers, planners, forestry contractors, woodlands personnel, and specialty road crews. Visit cwfcof.org for details.

Nov. 27-29: ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Visit www.acornorganic.org for information.

Nov. 27-Dec.1: N.B. Watercourse Alteration Certification with Kyle Werner, Maritime College of Forest Technology Campus, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit mcft.ca.

Nov. 28-Dec.1: Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Convention, Coast Lethbridge Hotel, Lethbridge, Alta. Visit acchi.com for details.

Jan. 9-11: International Builders’ Show, Orlando, FL. Presented by the National Association of Home Builders. Visit www.buildersshow.com.

Jan. 18: Western Region Council on Forest Engineering Seminar – Improving Forest Harvest Operations, Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR. For more information visit www.cofe.org.

Jan. 24-25: Mapping the Course: Timberlands, Forest Products Processing, and Fibre Issues 2017, Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA. Fifth annual conference will provide an in-depth look at strategic business trends in timberlands, forest products processing, and fibre. For more information visit westernforestry.org.

Jan. 27: Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association (CILA) Competition, Macdonald Campus, McGill University, Montreal, Que. Visit www.cilawoodsmen.ca for details.

Feb. 5-8: PaperWeek, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Que. Annual Conference of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry, includes Tissue Masters, TechPack, PulpEx, and BIOFOR International. See www.paperweekcanada.ca.

Feb.10: Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association (CILA) Competition, Dal AC Campus, Truro, N.S. Visit www.cilawoodsmen.ca for details.

Mar. 20-22: Montreal Wood Convention, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Que. Presented by Quebec Wood Export Bureau, Québec Forest Industry Council, Maritime Lumber Bureau (MLB), and Ontario Forest Industries Association. Visit www.montrealwoodconvention.com/en/.

Apr. 4-5: Canadian Woodlands Forum Spring Meeting, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Moncton, N.B. Largest meeting of forestry professionals in Atlantic Canada. Visit cwf.cof.org for details.

Jun. 5: OptiSaw, Mill Optimization and Automation Technology Forum, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, B.C. Visit optisaw.com.

 

Atlantic Beef Fall 2017

Sept. 27: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Feeder/Stock Cow Sale, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena, 506-434-1572.

Sept. 28: Orchardhill Breeding Stock Sale, Atlantic Stockyards, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: 40th 4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show, Exhibition Grounds, Lawrencetown, N.S. Visit www.novascotia4h.ca for details.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: 2017 Agrifoods and Garden Show, Conception Bay South, N.L. Visit www.nlfa.ca for details.

Sept. 30: Deadline for those wishing to participate in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition held Nov. 4 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Visit www.cysa-joca.ca.

Oct. 1: Canadian Angus Association Strategic Planning: Maritime Regional Engagement Session, Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre, Amherst, N.S. Breakout session specifically for commercial producers. Phone Betty Lou Scott at 902-925-2057 for details.

Oct 1-4: Third Global Minor Use Summit, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Que. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, USDA IR-4 Project, and USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service hosted event. Visit www.gmup.org.

Oct. 12: Atlantic Stockyards General Breeding Stock Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Oct. 14: Atlantic Stockyards Fall Feeder Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Oct. 20-22: 2017 Agrifoods and Garden Show, Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. Visit www.nlfa.ca for details.

Oct. 21: Angus in Action Sale, Nappan, N.S. Phone Betty Lou Scott at 902-925-2057 or email windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca for information.

Oct. 21: Atlantic Bonus Sale, Maritime Beef Test Station, Nappan, N.S. Phone Kelsey Siddall, 902-546-2301 or email Siddall.davidkelsey@gmail.com.

Oct. 21: Autumn Classic Shorthorn Sale, Maritime Beef Test Station, Nappan, N.S. Phone Jim Poole, 902-384-2964 or Adam Fraser, 902-759-6862.

Oct. 21: Salt Water Simmental Sale, Maritime Beef Test Station, Nappan, N.S. Email laura_parsons10@hotmail.com.

Oct. 25: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Feeder Sale, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena, 506-434-1572.

Oct. 30-31: Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference, Hilton Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Ont. Visit advancingwomenconference.ca or phone 403-686-8407.

Oct 30-31: Understanding the CanadaGAP program, NSF, Guelph, Ont. Visit www.nsflearn.com/node/149.

Nov 6-8: Fall Harvest Meetings on Parliament Hill, Ottawa Sheraton Hotel and Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ont. Canadian Produce Marketing Association and Canadian Horticultural Council meetings. Phone 613-226-4880 or email admin@hortcouncil.ca. 

Nov. 8: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Feeder Sale, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena, 506-434-1572.

Nov. 11: Maritime Charolais Association Purebred Sale, Atlantic Stockyards, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Nov. 18: Atlantic Stockyards Fall Feeder Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Nov. 22: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Feeder Sale, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena, 506-434-1572.

Nov. 27-29: ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Visit www.acornorganic.org for information.

 

Horse & Pony November 2017 - January 2018

Nov. 17- Dec. 8: Sackville Harness Moonlight Madness Sale, Sackville Harness, Sackville, N.B. Discount of 15 percent off everything in store; hot apple cider and music by Royal Hicks and Friends on Dec. 8. Phone 1-800 386-4888 or visit www.sackvilleharness.com.

Nov. 18: P.E.I. Horse Council AGM, Royalty Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Visit www.islandhorsecouncil.ca for details.

Nov. 18-19: Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation AGM and awards banquet, Halifax, N.S. Phone 902-425-5450 for details.

Dec. 8-9: Bits N Bridles Holiday Sale, Bits N Bridles, Falmouth, N.S. Phone 902-798-2874. Shop online at www.bitsnbridles.com.

Dec. 8-9: Jen Marsden Hamilton A Jump Ahead book signing, Bits N Bridles, Falmouth, N.S. Phone 902-798-2874 or visit www.bitsnbridles.com.

Dec. 10: Winter Penning Clinic, Horseshoe Shoal Stables, Malpeque, P.E.I. Text or phone Shane, 902-432-4680.

Dec. 27: Greenhawk Boxing Day Sale, Greenhawk Equestrian Sport store locations, Canada-wide. Save up to 50 percent on brand name products in store, online, and by mail order. Phone 1-800-268-0484 or visit www.greenhawk.com.

Jan. 14: Winter Penning Clinic, Horseshoe Shoal Stables, Malpeque, P.E.I. Text or phone Shane, 902-432-4680.

Feb. 4: Winter Penning Clinic, Horseshoe Shoal Stables, Malpeque, P.E.I. Text or phone Shane, 902-432-4680.