LOCAL GIRL EAGER TO PUT DAIRY SKILLS INTO PRACTICE OVERSEAS … P.E.I. HAS CANADIAN MILKING SHORTHORN COW OF THE YEAR … GUIDE TO SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL APPROVALS … COMING SOON: ORGANIC WEEK 2015! … BEEKEEPER TURNS ABANDONED SCHOOL INTO WINTER HOME FOR BEES … INVITATION TO MOW: 12TH ANNUAL MARITIME HANDMOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS…
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LOCAL GIRL EAGER TO PUT DAIRY SKILLS INTO PRACTICE OVERSEAS
Source: Truro Daily News
Megan Wynn didn’t expect to break down in tears during a recent class. The 18-year-old from Crowes Mills still can’t believe she will be attending the European Young Breeders School in Battice, Belgium Sept. 2 to 6. “I found out while I was in physics class (at Cobequid Educational Centre) in June and I started to cry. I’m so excited. There’s no words to describe it … it hasn’t sunk in yet,” Megan told the Truro Daily News. “I never thought I’d be doing this; it’s a complete honour.” (read more)
P.E.I. HAS CANADIAN MILKING SHORTHORN COW OF THE YEAR
Source: Farm Focus
Oceanbrae Farms of Belmont, Prince Edward Island owns the six-year-old that is the all time Canadian Milking Shorthorn record holder for single lactation fat production. She had three consecutive lactations with over seven percent fat. In the third lactation she produced 707 kgs of fat in 305 days. Oceanbrae Fawn’s Accent-P, is one of only two Milking Shorthorns in Canada classified 94 points or better. She has two Excellent and two Very Good daughters with more on the way. (read more)
GUIDE TO SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL APPROVALS
Source: N.S. Dept of Environment
The Nova Scotia Department of Environment updated the Guide to Surface Water Withdrawals to clarify the submission requirements for new applications, renewals, and amendments. Applications are classified into three categories, based on the water source and environmental risk. (read more)
COMING SOON: ORGANIC WEEK 2015!
Organic Week 2015 is quickly approaching! Save the dates – September 19-27, 2015 is pegged for all sorts of organic activities across the country. Stay tuned for events and updates on retail partnerships and let us know if you want to get involved! (read more)
BEEKEEPER TURNS ABANDONED SCHOOL INTO WINTER HOME FOR BEES
A beekeeper on the Acadian Peninsula is breathing new life into a dilapidated elementary school by moving in his hives. “We just take that for storage for now, so it can be good,” says Guy Noël. Noël bought Etoile du Nord from a private investor to use as a winter home for his bees. He plans to keep the old school’s sign as a nod to the building’s history. (read more)
INVITATION TO MOW: 12TH ANNUAL MARITIME HANDMOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Source: Rural Delivery
Good morning handmowers. It’s time for the 12th Annual Maritime Handmowing Championships: Saturday, August 29, rain or shine (but it always shines!). We hope we will see you and friends that day at the Ross Farm Museum in New Ross with scythes (blades detached and covered) and ready to take part in one or more contests. Novice and “Well Honed Blades” (70 and older) events take place at 11 am. Open competition at 1 pm. Also of course, Hay Forking contest for all ages, the fun “Chair Mowing” contest, plus demonstrations of many practical hay and grain harvesting skills like stacking hay and flailing grain. Prizes for all in the Open championship competition. No charge for those arriving with scythes and ready to join the fun. Please plan to take part, and please spread the word. Thanks to all, Dirk PS: If you are planning to take part it will help with planning if you let us know by email or phone, 902-354-5411, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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