Monthly Archives: November 2012

Register now for BMP Sessions

Dear Maritime Young Farmers,

It is my pleasure to announce that a second round of Best Management Practices workshops
is being delivered in the Maritime region this year. As a farmer and farm advisor working in
the region, I am always excited to have the chance to interact with my regional peers. As
the facilitator of one of the professional development programs being offered by the Canadian
Young Farmers’ Forum (CYFF). I look forward to bringing the Best Management
Practices workshop series back to the maritime region.

Riding the tractor seat and mending fences are important tasks for farm operators, no question.
But producing food and feed products is only part of what it takes to be successful in
the rapidly evolving agriculture sector. The ability to convert crops and livestock into profits
to support the long-term viability of the farm requires the development of solid business
management skills.

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Harper Government Invests in Next Generation of Farm Leaders

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov 19, 2012) – The Harper Government is helping the agricultural sector to foster a new generation of farm leaders. Member of Parliament Mark Adler (York Centre), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced at the Ontario Young Farmers Forum in Toronto today an investment for two initiatives that will help to identify opportunities and address issues facing the next generation of farmers.

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NSYF Semi-Annual Meeting next week!

Date: Friday November 30, 2012

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Best Western Glengarry Hotel, Truro


Keynote speaker Lil MacPherson, owner of the Wooden Monkey, talking about future food systems, sustainable farms, environmental concerns with agriculture, soil, climate change & more.

Yousef Papadopoulos, forage breeder will discuss the changing times in agriculture and food production as it relates to climate.


6:00pm Registration – $10,  Meet & Greet, cash bar available

7:00pm Buffet Dinner

7:30pm Meeting

8:00pm Speaker

Hospitality Suite Following

2012 NSYF Semi Annual Notice [PDF]

NSYF Contact

60 Research Drive
Perennia Innovation Park
Bible Hill, Nova Scotia
B6L 2R2

Tel: (902) 893-2293
Fax: (902) 893-7063

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