May 5, 2015

NEW PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION COMMISSION ACT FOCUSES ON ACCOUNTABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY . . . ANTIMICROBIAL USE IN ANIMALS . . . SPRING SALE – ACORN’S GUIDE FOR BEGINNING FARMERS! . . . INTRODUCTION TO CHEESE MAKING . . . CLEAR MOSQUITOES OUT OF YOUR BACKYARD IN MINUTES! . . . OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...

NEW PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION COMMISSION ACT FOCUSES ON ACCOUNTABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY 
Source: N.S. Dept of Agriculture
The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission will have a stronger and more accountable governance structure that focuses on its sustainability. Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell introduced new legislation May 4 to create a new board structure and clarify the commission’s corporate objectives. “This legislation creates a more accountable governance structure for the exhibition that positions it to grow the success of events, generate more income to reinvest in the facility, and ensure a stable path going forward,” said Mr. Colwell. (read more)
 

ANTIMICROBIAL USE IN ANIMALS
Source: AARD
The Beef Cattle Research Council has produced a video on antimicrobial use and resistance. That’s not the only organization addressing this issue. The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association recently developed a social media campaign to raise awareness about the issue. Dr. Duane Landals is a veterinarian and senior advisor to the association.(read more)
 

SPRING SALE – ACORN’S GUIDE FOR BEGINNING FARMERS! 
Source: ThinkFarm
Attention new and aspiring farmers! Looking for some inspiration and encouragement for the upcoming growing season? Check out the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network’s (ACORN) Guide for Beginning Farmers, a 122-page publication featuring words of wisdom, articles, technical assistance, resource-listings, and more!(read more)
 

INTRODUCTION TO CHEESE MAKING
Source: NSCC
In this course you learn to create your own artisan cheese from an experienced cheese maker. You will learn basic principles for making a variety of cheeses at home. To make cheese at home you must have the desire to experiment, investigate, innovate, and enjoy creating a personal new food. Kingstec Campus, June 05 - 07, 2015.(read more)
 

CLEAR MOSQUITOES OUT OF YOUR BACKYARD IN MINUTES!
Source: CommunityWire
Now you can enjoy your backyard, favorite area at the cottage, pool, or have a mosquito free outdoor event or wedding. Simply spray with water based, food grade garlic oil, MOSQUITO-Less. “Mosquitoes can be up to 10,000 times more sensitive to Garlic Oil than humans!” MOSQUITO-Less was developed over 10 years ago, on a tip from a couple of farmers, who had been using garlic oil on their livestock for years.(read more)
 

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST


ENCAPSULATED STEM CELLS COULD ACCELERATE WOUND HEALING
http://www.thehorse.com/articles/35739/encapsulated-stem-cells-could-accelerate-wound-healing

SAVE THE BAY OF FUNDY SITE – NEW
https://www.facebook.com/groups/savethebayoffundy/


SACKVILLE'S FLOOD RISK - PUBLIC MEETING MAY 7, 2015
http://sackville.com/news/sackvilles_flood_risk_may_7/

ACZISC MEETING #75, MONCTON, N.B. NEW LOCATION AND DATE 
http://www.coinatlantic.ca