NORTHERN PULP TOUTS SPENDING, STAFF . . . NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR FARMERS HELPING FARMERS AWARDS . . . PURSUE A DEGREE IN GREEN BIO–PRODUCTS . . . HOW AUTOMATION COULD BENEFIT AGRICULTURE . . .
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NORTHERN PULP TOUTS SPENDING, STAFF
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Northern Pulp released some results Thursday from an economic impact study of its mill but kept the entire report to itself. Mill spokeswoman Cathy Cloutier said the study conducted by Gardner Pinfold Consulting Inc. of Halifax wasn’t being released because all the relevant information was in a news release being issued. That release, along with a presentation by Gardner Pinfold vice-president Robert Fraser, pointed to the $315 million the mill spends annually, its 339 employees with average salaries of $84,000 and the 602 people who work in the woods supplying the mill with fiber. (read more)
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR FARMERS HELPING FARMERS AWARDS
Source: Island Farmer
This year Farmers Helping Farmers is celebrating 35 years of working with Kenyan farmers to assist them to become more self-reliant in agricultural food production. To acknowledge the commitment of those involved, the organization has called for nominations to recognize the outstanding contribution of its volunteers, supporters, and members. The deadline for nominations is September 25. (read more)
PURSUE A DEGREE IN GREEN BIO–PRODUCTS
Source: Pulp and Paper Canada
The Master of Engineering Leadership in Green Bio-Products degree allows you to take your place as a valued leader and sector specialist in this emerging industry. The program balances advanced engineering theory, interdisciplinary knowledge and real-world applications to give you the technical and leadership skills needed to take your career to the next level. (read more)
HOW AUTOMATION COULD BENEFIT AGRICULTURE
Robert Veitch has a dairy farm near Glasgow that uses one of the most advanced robotic milking systems in the world. It is a £1.8 million facility where 10 machines take care of 250 cattle. The cows are kept inside a shed that has a high roof and is open to the outdoors at the sides, allowing in daylight and fresh air. Rather than shovels and tractors being used, an automated claw drops in to a heap of feed, runs along a track and deposits it in to the receptacle of a feeding robot. (read more)
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