SPRUCE-PINE-FIR KILN OPERATOR COURSE . . . LEARNING ABOUT LIVESTOCK CODES OF PRACTICE . . . SOIL: OUR COMMON GROUND . . . CAHRC WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE SURVEY . . . MI’KMAW PLACE NAMES DIGITAL ATLAS . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
SPRUCE-PINE-FIR KILN OPERATOR COURSE
Quality drying of S-P-F for dimension lumber and other end uses conventional and high-temperature. This course will provide a thorough review of the basic principles involved in lumber drying. The course will progress from a presentation of the fundamentals of wood drying to the day-to-day operation of a dry kiln. Emphasis will be on drying 2-inch S-P-F for dimension lumber, however, time will be dedicated to discussing drying requirements or implications for products such as MSR, glulam, and finger-jointed lumber. December 1-3, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B.
LEARNING ABOUT LIVESTOCK CODES OF PRACTICE
The second of two learning modules on the national livestock Codes of Practice, developed by the National Farm Animal Care Council, is about to be released by Food & Farm Care Ontario. The first module is on the code of practice for the care and handling of pigs, with modules on the code of practice for the care of beef cattle, dairy cattle, and sheep under development. The beef cattle module is the next to be released, which will happen shortly.
The modules are free to use until at least spring 2016 and apply to farmers across Canada. (read more)
SOIL: OUR COMMON GROUND
The National Farmers Union will hold its annual national convention in London, Ontario from November 26 to 28, with “Soil: Our Common Ground” as its theme. Keynote speaker, Jeff Rasawehr, will speak on Managing Your Soil: Restoring balance, profits, and fulfillment. Jeff is a corn and soybean farmer from Michigan who has changed from conventional methods to a more biological system. He will relate his experience of restoring balance to his soil using innovations such as cover crops. With these changes he has reduced his farm from 3,000 acres to 900 and improved its profitability. (read more)
CAHRC WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE SURVEY
The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has just launched a survey to help understand barriers to the advancement of women in the agriculture industry. Please complete the survey to help the Council address barriers that are identified by the industry. Input from both women and men is needed to ensure the actions we take reflect the true needs of agricultural women, their workplaces and industry organizations. (read more)
MI’KMAW PLACE NAMES DIGITAL ATLAS
Mi’kmaw Place Names Digital Atlas and Website, Ta’n Weji-sqalia’tiek: The atlas and website were created to raise awareness of the deep connection the Mi’kmaq have to the landscape of Eastern Canada called Mi’kma’ki, the place of the Mi’kmaq. Mi’kmaw presence has been continuous for approximately 13,000 years B.P., and continues to the present day, as can be seen by the place names and archaeological information presented throughout their website. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN
PETE LUCKETT’S STORES TO BECOME ARM OF SOBEY’S
JUDICIOUS ANTIBIOTIC USE: WHAT DOES IT MEAN IN POULTRY?
RISING TEMPERATURES KICK-START SUBARCTIC FARMING IN ALASKA