4-H CARLETON COUNTY SPRING SHOW AND SALE . . . NSWOOA BOARD WARNS OF RISKS FROM WOODLOT “CONVERSION” . . . BIODYNAMIC WORKSHOP AT BEAR RIVER FARMS . . . . ANGLERS MUST RETURN ATLANTIC SALMON THIS YEAR . . . MUWIN COOKS UP UNITED KINGDOM EXPORT CIDER PLANS . . .
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4-H CARLETON COUNTY SPRING SHOW AND SALE
Source: NB 4-H
4-H members from the Western District 4-H Clubs will be taking part in the Carleton County Spring Show and Sale on April 13-15 at the Northern Carleton Civic Centre in Florenceville-Bristol, N.B. This year 17 of the animals at the show and sale are being raised by 4-H members. The 4-H Judging Competition set for 7:30 pm April 13. On April 14 the 4-H Showmanship Classes begin at 10 am and Conformation Classes will take place beginning at noon. On April 15 the Awards Presentation will take place on the arena floor beginning at 11 am with the sale of animals to begin at 1pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
NSWOOA BOARD WARNS OF RISKS FROM WOODLOT “CONVERSION”
“Conversion” of woodlots to non-forestry use may have serious consequences.
Directors of the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association are concerned about reports that some logging contractors have been encouraging landowners to sign “development agreements” to convert their woodlots to non-forestry use before a biomass harvest. The practice is being used as a cover for contractors who want to ignore wildlife and watercourse regulations. The harvester gains a small amount of wood that should have been left standing in wildlife clumps or alongside streams, ponds, or salt water. For family forest owners, however, there are financial, environmental, and legal risks. (read more)
BIODYNAMIC WORKSHOP AT BEAR RIVER FARMS
The spring edition of our annual Biodynamic Workshop takes place Sunday, April 26 from 11am until 4pm. Our workshops are “hands on” and take place rain or shine. They are suited for newcomers and for advanced farmers and cover different subjects than the fall edition. Bear River Farms is located between Digby and Annapolis Royal; directions will be sent out after registration. (read more)
ANGLERS MUST RETURN ATLANTIC SALMON THIS YEAR
Recreational fishermen in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia will only be allowed to fish for Atlantic salmon on a catch-and-release basis this year. The restriction on keeping Atlantic salmon has already been in place in Prince Edward Island and on some parts of the Miramichi river system. The federal government says annual salmon counts have reached some of the lowest numbers on record after similarly low counts in 2012 and 2013. (read more)
MUWIN COOKS UP UNITED KINGDOM EXPORT CIDER PLANS
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Muwin Estate Wines Ltd. of the New Ross area has set its sights on cider-loving consumers in the UK. “About 75 percent of the world’s cider consumers are in the United Kingdom and there is a growing demand there for Nova Scotia ciders,” Dominic Rivard, co-owner of Muwin Estate, said Tuesday. Some details about the four-year-old company’s growth strategy in the UK were revealed after a $147,000 loan was announced by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Domestic and international sales have nearly tripled in recent years and resulted in increased employment. Cider is a top seller, but the company also makes fruit wines. (read more)
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