NSFA STAFF WELCOMES MAXINE TO THE TEAM!. . . DIFFERENTIATE WITH TRACEABILITY. . . VALUE ADDING THROUGH LACTO-FERMENTATION . . . EEE CONFIRMED IN EASTERN ONTARIO HORSE . . . FARM PROFILE – PEI JUICE WORKS LTD. . . .
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NSFA STAFF WELCOMES MAXINE TO THE TEAM!
Source: NSFA The Federation of Agriculture is pleased to welcome Maxine MacLean to the staff as our new Communications and Research Coordinator. Maxine just started and is already fully engaged in planning for Open Farm Day, Picnic by the Sea, and the Meet Your Farmer at the Mall coming up next weekend. (read more)
DIFFERENTIATE WITH TRACEABILITY
Traceability could set Ontario beef apart from its counterparts in other provinces and earn it a premium from safety-conscious consumers, says a new report. The report from Oakville-based Value Chain Management International is based on a fact-finding mission carried out earlier this year in Australia by VCMI and the Beef Farmers of Ontario. The mission was designed to look at lessons Ontario could learn from Australia’s National Livestock Information System. (read more)
VALUE ADDING THROUGH LACTO-FERMENTATION
Looking for a way to add value to your harvest and extend your market season? World renowned fermentation guru Sandor Katz will be holding a series of workshops in Nova Scotia from August 24 – August 28. Seats at most venues are limited; registration fees vary. (read more)
EEE CONFIRMED IN EASTERN ONTARIO HORSE
Source: The Horse.com
An advisory from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) indicates that the agency received notification Aug. 9 that a horse residing in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). (read more)
FARM PROFILE – PEI JUICE WORKS LTD.
Source: PEI FA
PEI Juice Works Ltd. is an Island owned and operated juice production facility in Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island. Juice Works produces three flavors of 100 percent blueberry juice, which is processed by an ancient European method originally developed by the Mennonites.(read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
SEEING THE FOREST AND THE TREES
BAT POPULATIONS THROUGHOUT THE NORTHEAST WIPED OUT
STREAMLINED PROCESS ANNOUNCED TO LEASE CROWN LAND FOR PRODUCING BLUEBERRIES
ORGANIC FARMING STRATEGIES USEFUL FOR CONTROLLING PARASITES