Perennia

NOVA SCOTIA YOUNG FARMERS 2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – SATURDAY APRIL 12th

Nutrients for Tomorrow

This years annual meeting will be on Saturday April 12, 2014 at Big Al’s Lounge in Tatamagouche starting at 10am

On the agenda we have Perennia’s Amy Sangster and EFP’s Kathryn Bremner who will present a workshop entitled “ Putting a Price on Soil” . Come find out the importance of soil nutrients and the benefits of Nutrient Management Plans and Environmental Farm Plans on your Homegrown Success applications this year.

This year, we are be looking for a board member. This is a great opportunity for a young farmer or agricultural professional to gain experience, learn about board operation & governance, and have input within a provincial organization.

Join us for a great networking opportunity with other young farmers from across the province, wrapping it up with some farm tours.

Please pre- register by Wednesday April 9, 2014 so arrangements can be made for lunch and the farm tour.

For directions and to register please contact Krista at 893-2293 or info@nsyff.ca

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Difficult Discussion and Conflict Management for Young Farmers

Not sure how to talk to Dad about succession? What about dealing with your cousin’s hot headed temper when something goes wrong? Dreading that meeting that will certainly stir up the organization?

Nova Scotia Young Farmers will be holding a workshop will take place on March 15 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Annapolis Boardroom, Perennia Innovation Park, Bible Hill.

This workshop will be facilitated by Debbie Lawrence – consultant, coach and owner of Abundant Living.

Following the workshop there will be a farm tour of Stokdijk Greenhouses in Beaver Brook. You can register by calling 893-2293 or info@nsyff.ca.

Please pre-register so we can make sure we have enough workshop materials printed, by Wednesday March 12th.

Feeding Soil for Healthy Plants Workshop

Join Perennia specialists Amy Sangster and Av Singh, and  Environmental Farm Planner Kathryn Bremner, for Feeding Soil for Healthy Plants

A three-hour session on  calculating application rates of organic soil amendments to meet crop  demands. The workshop will be held in Antigonish (121 St. Ninian St.) on December 10 and in Sky Glen (1904 Mabour Rd.) on December 12 from 6-9 pm.

Whether you are a conventional or an organic farmer, and whether you farm on a large or small scale, if you apply compost, manure, or other non-chemical amendments to your crops then this workshop is for you!

Participants will choose from examples of commercial organic  amendments, as well as compost and manure test results, to complete  their soils fertility program.

The registration fee is $15+HST; pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

As part of the workshop, participants will receive a hard copy of  Building Soils for Better Crops, edited by Fred Magdoff and Harold van Es, a valuable resource for farms of any type, production method, or  scale.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own soil test reports,  manure test results and compost reports if they are available. For more  information on how to do a soil, manure or compost test, visit: novascotia.ca/agri/programs-and-services/lab-services/analytical-lab

The workshop will also be held in January and February in Nappan, Coldbrook, Bridgewater, and Yarmouth. Early registration is strongly encouraged, as spaces are limited.

For more information visit: www.novascotia.ca/agri/programs-and-services/business-development/thinkfarm/workshops/feeding-soil/

To register, contact Becky at (902)893-5649 or email sooksord@gov.ns.ca

Genomics 101 – A Breeders’ Perspecitve Workshop

Holstein Canada, the Nova Scotia/Newfoundland Holstein Association, Valacta, the Nova Scotia Animal Breeders and Perennia are hosting “Genomics 101 – A Breeders’ Perspective” Workshop in three locations in November.

Just click this link for a copy of the agenda and the event flyer:  http://www.perennia.ca/PDFs/Genomics%20101%20Agenda.pdf

November 19, 2013
The Claymore Inn
137 Church Street, Antigonish NS
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM – lunch provided

November 20, 2013
Old Orchard Inn
153 Greenwich Rd, Wolfville NS
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM – lunch provided

November 21, 2013
Best Western Glengarry
150 Willow Street, Truro NS
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM – lunch provided

Register with Gail at (902) 678-7722 or 1-877-710-5210 (toll-free)

NSYF Contact

Nova Scotia Young Farmers’

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

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

Email: nsyoungfarmers@gmail.com