HOMEGROWN SUCCESS . . . MARITIME ANGUS FIELD DAY AND JUNIOR SHOW . . . BEES, MOTHS, AND BUTTERFLIES, OH MY! . . . N.B. LOCAL FOOD SECURITY BILL PETITION AND RALLY . . . OLDEST PRODUCING BEEF COW IN ATLANTIC CANADA CONTEST . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
The Homegrown Success Program is now open and accepting applications. The program will close April 30, with the exception of the Business Development category, which will remain open until the funds have been committed. (read more)
MARITIME ANGUS FIELD DAY AND JUNIOR SHOW
The 2015 Maritime Angus Field Day and Junior Show will be held Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 in the Agriplex Barn 2 at the Crapaud Exhibition Grounds, 20569 TransCanada Highway, Crapaud, P.E.I. All Field Day activities will be held in the Agriplex. The event is organized by the Prince Edward Island Aberdeen Angus Association and hosted by MacQuarrie Brothers Farm and MacKinnon Homestead. (read more)
BEES, MOTHS, AND BUTTERFLIES, OH MY!
Source: Nature Conservancy of Canada
Create a pollinator oasis right at home. Did you know that about one-third of the world’s food crop production relies on pollination? Perhaps due to this connection, the plight of pollinators (bees in particular) has recently become highly publicized worldwide. Todd Farrell, conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) says that while bees have been the poster child in the media, other pollinators such as butterflies and moths that are facing similar challenges should not be left out. (read more)
N.B. LOCAL FOOD SECURITY BILL PETITION AND RALLY
The NFU-NB has created an online petition for urgent support for Bill 11, Local Food Security Act that is currently before the N.B. legislature. During the debate on Thursday, April 23, the Liberal government and the Minister of Agriculture called for this bill to be defeated. It will go to vote this Thursday, April 30. . Please take 2 minutes to sign the petition And if you have a few more minutes, please write to your MLA and/or the Minister of Agriculture to express your support. On Thursday, April 30 at 2:30 pm the Local Food Security Act will go to vote at second reading. Join us on the grounds of the N.B. Legislature at 1:30 for a rally expressing our support for the Local Food Security Act. Bring your ID and please check the link below if you plan to enter the Legislative assembly to hear the final debate and vote at 2:30 pm. Our goal is to pack the gallery of the legislature with farmers and concerned citizens! (read more)
OLDEST PRODUCING BEEF COW IN ATLANTIC CANADA CONTEST
Source: Atlantic Beef & Sheep
Thanks to a suggestion from Limousin breeder Barb McLaughlin of McKay Siding, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Beef & Sheep magazine is celebrating its 25th year of publication with a contest to discover the Oldest Producing Beef Cow in Atlantic Canada. As McLaughlin said when she pitched the idea: “It would be really neat to know some of those old girls that are out there, and just every year, crank out a calf and do their job. They’re the stars.” (read more)
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