EXHIBITION OLDEST CONTINUOUSLY RUN AGRICULTURAL FAIR IN NORTH AMERICA . . . GRAZING STUBBLE FIELDS . . . REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ISSUED FOR WILD BLUEBERRY DEVELOPMENT . . . NSIA'S ANNUAL FALL TOUR – AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERISTY (WINDSOR/FALMOUTH AREA) . . . MPANS FALL MAPLE TOUR . . .
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EXHIBITION OLDEST CONTINUOUSLY RUN AGRICULTURAL FAIR IN NORTH AMERICA
Source: The Chronicle Herald For 250 years, people have been bringing livestock to the Hants County Exhibition in Windsor. A lot has changed in that time, and David Coombes and Jim MacDonald have seen a lot of those changes. Coombes has been the exhibition manager for 50 years, while MacDonald has been operations manager for 57. ‟We haven't changed, we've just gotten older," Coombes said Sunday with a laugh. (read more)
GRAZING STUBBLE FIELDS
Source: AB Agriculture and Forestry
“Turning cows out onto stubble fields is a good way to utilize forage resources,” says Barry Yaremcio, beef/forage specialist, Alberta Ag-Info Centre, Stettler. “They will pick and choose what they eat from the straw, chaff, weed seeds in the stubble, slough hay from the low areas, and mature hay growing along the fences and headlands. Quality of what they eat can be variable depending on the type of crop grown, fertility program, and stage of maturity when the crop was cut or harvested. The combine setting – the amount of light grain and weed seeds thrown out onto the ground will impact what the cows eat as well.” (read more)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ISSUED FOR WILD BLUEBERRY DEVELOPMENT
Source: N.S. Dept of Natural Resources/Agriculture
Government has issued a request for proposals to grow, manage, and harvest wild blueberries on Crown land. "Government is committed to striking the right balance between the economic, social, and environmental values of Nova Scotia's natural resources," said Andrew Younger, acting Minister of Natural Resources. "We are looking to unlock the value of our land by exploring various options." Six Crown land sites in Cumberland County have been identified as potential areas for wild blueberry fields. (read more)
NSIA'S ANNUAL FALL TOUR – AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERISTY (WINDSOR/FALMOUTH AREA)
Source: NS Agrologists
NSIA’s Annual Fall Tour, Friday, October 2; 9:30 am, Terracing on Bovidae Farm – The Wilson's; 11 am, Biodiversity, Acadian Archeological Tour and Lunch at Castle Frederick Farm – The Bremner's; 1:30 pm, Biodiversity Tour W.G Oulton & Sons – The Oulton's
Cost, $20 per member, $25 per non-member (includes lunch). Registration deadline is September 25. Car Pooling from Perennia Innovation Park, Truro or Kentville Research Station available. (read more)
MPANS FALL MAPLE TOUR
The MPANS program committee has put together an interesting and informative 2015 fall tour scheduled for Saturday, September 26, in Antigonish County. Registration at 9am at Haveracres Maple Farm in Antigonish. Contact the association for more details.
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