Rural Delivery December 2017

Jan. 7: Prince Edward Island Sheep Breeders’ Association annual meeting, Rodd Royalty Inn and Hotel, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Visit peisheepbreeders.weebly.com for details.

Jan. 7: Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia annual meeting, Ruminant Animal Centre, Dal AC, Bible Hill, N.S. Storm date is Jan. 14. For more information visit www.sheepnovascotia.ns.ca. 

Jan. 18-19: Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick 2018 annual meeting, Fredericton, N.B. Phone 506-452-8101, email alliance@fermeNBfarm.ca, or visit fermenbfarm.ca.

Jan. 22-23: Scotia Horticultural Congress 2018 – Farming’s Changing Landscape, Old Orchard Inn, Greenwich, N.S. For more information visit horticulturens.ca, phone Marlene Huntley of Horticulture Nova Scotia, 902-678-9335 or email Marlene@horticulturens.ca.

Jan. 24: N.S. Fruit Growers Association annual meeting, Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville, N.S. Visit www.nsfga.com.

Jan. 24-25: Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia annual meeting, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Phone 902-893-6455.

Jan. 27-28: Guelph Organic Conference and Trade Show, Guelph University Centre, Guelph, Ont. Visit guelphorganicconf.ca for details.

Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Agriculture annual meeting, Gander, N.L. Phone 709-747-4874.

Feb. 13: Canada’s Agriculture Day, Nationwide. Visit www.agriculturemorethanever.ca for details.

Feb. 23-24: International Potato Technology Expo, Eastlink Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Visit www.potatoexpo.ca for details.

Mar. 2-4: Sixth National Fair Trade Conference, Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C.n Visit cftn.ca for details.

 

Atlantic Forestry November 2017

Nov. 7: Accelerating Business in China workshop, Hilton, Saint John, N.B. Opportunities New Brunswick half-day session for N.B. companies looking to enhance their business development efforts. RSVP to natu.maliondo@onbcanada.ca or phone 506-470- 9253.

Nov. 7-8: Celebrating Canada’s 150 – Are Our Urban Forests Ready For The Next 150? Workshop, Crown Plaza, Fredericton, N.B. Topics include tools and strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate events, pest and disease, urban and landscape design, and current research. Phone 506-432-7575, email nairn@fundymodelforest.net, or visit www.atlanticurbanforests.wordpress.com.

Nov. 7-8: 2017 Field Technology Conference: Data Collection in Forestry, Fisheries, and Natural Resources, Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel, Portland, OR. Visit www.westernforestry.org for details.

Nov. 8-10: Expocorma, Concepción, Bío Bío Region, Chile. Latin America’s leading forestry trade fair, presented by the Chilean Wood Corporation (CORMA), brings together contractors, professionals, and executives in the industry, and showcases the latest technology and services. Visit www.expocorma.cl.

Nov. 14-15: MCFT Leadership Workshop: Communications Training for Frontline Forestry Professionals, Blenis Hall, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit mcft.ca.

Nov. 15-18: Society of American Foresters National Convention, Albuquerque, N.M. Learn how foresters can adapt and evolve to remain a relevant by connecting forestry with urban and global environments and the goods and services that come from working forests. Visit www.safnet.org.

Nov. 20-24: N.S. Watercourse Alteration Certification for sizers (Nov. 20-22) and installers (Nov. 22-24), Holiday Inn Express, Truro, N.S., offered by Maritime College of Forest Technology. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit mcft.ca.

Nov. 21-22: MCFT Leadership Workshop: Supervisory Development, Blenis Hall, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit mcft.ca.

Nov. 21-23: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training (UAS) Ground School with Sterling Cripps, founder and president of Canadian Unmanned Inc., Blenis Hall, Maritime College of Forest Technology Campus, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit mcft.ca.

Nov. 23: Forest Resource Roads Workshop, Four Points by Sheraton, Moncton, N.B. CWF one-day workshop in collaboration with FPInnovations for road supervisors and managers, planners, forestry contractors, woodlands personnel, and specialty road crews. Visit cwfcof.org for details.

Nov. 27-29: ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Visit www.acornorganic.org for information.

Nov. 27-Dec.1: N.B. Watercourse Alteration Certification with Kyle Werner, Maritime College of Forest Technology Campus, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit mcft.ca.

Nov. 28-Dec.1: Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Convention, Coast Lethbridge Hotel, Lethbridge, Alta. Visit acchi.com for details.

Jan. 9-11: International Builders’ Show, Orlando, FL. Presented by the National Association of Home Builders. Visit www.buildersshow.com.

Jan. 18: Western Region Council on Forest Engineering Seminar – Improving Forest Harvest Operations, Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR. For more information visit www.cofe.org.

Jan. 24-25: Mapping the Course: Timberlands, Forest Products Processing, and Fibre Issues 2017, Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA. Fifth annual conference will provide an in-depth look at strategic business trends in timberlands, forest products processing, and fibre. For more information visit westernforestry.org.

Jan. 27: Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association (CILA) Competition, Macdonald Campus, McGill University, Montreal, Que. Visit www.cilawoodsmen.ca for details.

Feb. 5-8: PaperWeek, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Que. Annual Conference of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry, includes Tissue Masters, TechPack, PulpEx, and BIOFOR International. See www.paperweekcanada.ca.

Feb.10: Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association (CILA) Competition, Dal AC Campus, Truro, N.S. Visit www.cilawoodsmen.ca for details.

Mar. 20-22: Montreal Wood Convention, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Que. Presented by Quebec Wood Export Bureau, Québec Forest Industry Council, Maritime Lumber Bureau (MLB), and Ontario Forest Industries Association. Visit www.montrealwoodconvention.com/en/.

Apr. 4-5: Canadian Woodlands Forum Spring Meeting, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Moncton, N.B. Largest meeting of forestry professionals in Atlantic Canada. Visit cwf.cof.org for details.

Jun. 5: OptiSaw, Mill Optimization and Automation Technology Forum, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, B.C. Visit optisaw.com.

 

Atlantic Beef Winter 2017

Dec. 9: Atlantic Stockyards Fall Feeder Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Jan. 1: Canadian Junior Angus members and commercial Angus youth travel bursary application deadline for the Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) Conference in Winnipeg in February. For details visit juniors.cdnangus.ca/goal/.

Jan. 7: Prince Edward Island Sheep Breeders’ Association annual meeting, Rodd Royalty Inn and Hotel, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Visit peisheepbreeders.weebly.com for details.

Jan. 7: Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia annual meeting, Ruminant Animal Centre, Dal AC, Bible Hill, N.S. Storm date is Jan. 14. For more information visit www.sheepnovascotia.ns.ca. 

Jan. 15: Maritime Angus Association bursary for GOAL Conference attendance application deadline. Phone Betty Lou Scott, 902-925-2057 or email windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca.

Jan. 15: Deadline for Canadian Junior Angus members to apply for the Canadian Angus Foundation Legacy Scholarship. For details, visit juniors.cdnangus.ca/opportunities/scholarship/.

Jan. 16: Atlantic Stockyards Winter Feeder Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Jan. 16-18: Red Meat Cutting Basic Course, Dal AC Campus, Truro, N.S. Email extended.learning@dal.ca or phone 902-893-6666.

Jan. 18-19: Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick 2018 annual meeting, Fredericton, N.B. Phone 506-452-8101, email alliance@fermeNBfarm.ca, or visit fermenbfarm.ca.

Jan. 22-23: Scotia Horticultural Congress 2018 – Farming’s Changing Landscape, Old Orchard Inn, Greenwich, N.S. For more information visit horticulturens.ca, phone Marlene Huntley of Horticulture Nova Scotia, 902-678-9335 or email Marlene@horticulturens.ca.

Jan. 23-25: Red Meat Cutting Advanced Course, Dal AC Campus, Truro, N.S. Email extended.learning@dal.ca or phone 902-893-6666.

Jan. 24: N.S. Fruit Growers Association annual meeting, Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville, N.S. Visit www.nsfga.com.

Jan. 24-25: Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia annual meeting, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Phone 902-893-6455.

Jan. 27-28: Guelph Organic Conference and Trade Show, Guelph University Centre, Guelph, Ont. Visit guelphorganicconf.ca for details.

Jan. 28: Maritime Angus Association annual meeting, Bridge Adult Centre, Amherst, N.S. Phone Betty Lou Scott, 902-925-2057 or email windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca.

Jan. 29: Nova Scotia Holstein Branch annual meeting, location TBD. Phone Fred VanderKloet, 902-314-0824.

Jan. 29-Mar. 9: Meat Processing Course, Dal AC Campus, Truro, N.S. Email extended.learning@dal.ca or phone 902-893-6666.

Jan. 30: Prince Edward Island Holstein Branch annual meeting, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Phone Fred VanderKloet, 902-314-0824.

Jan. 31: New Brunswick Holstein Branch annual meeting, location TBD. Phone Fred VanderKloet, 902-314-0824.

Jan. 31: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Regular Sale, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena, 506-434-1572.

Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Agriculture annual meeting, Gander, N.L. Phone 709-747-4874.

Jan. 31-Feb. 3: American Sheep Industry Annual Convention, Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX. For more information, visit: www.sheepusa.org/Events.

Feb. 13: Canada’s Agriculture Day, Nationwide. Visit www.agriculturemorethanever.ca for details.

Feb. 17-19: Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) Conference, Winnipeg, Man. For details, visit: https://juniors.cdnangus.ca/goal/.

Feb. 28: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Regular Sale, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena, 506-434-1572.

Mar. 6: Atlantic Stockyards Winter Feeder Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Mar. 16-17: 2018 Maritime Beef Conference, Delta Beauséjour, Moncton, N.B. Keynote speaker Temple Grandin. Visit www.maritimebeef.ca for details.

Mar. 17: Canadian Sheep Breeders Association annual meeting, Moncton, N.B. For details phone CSBA general manager Stacey White, 1-866-956-1116.

Mar. 24: 6th Annual Balamore Farm “Thickness Sells” Bull and Replacement Heifer Sale, Atlantic Stockyards, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Mar. 20-22: Dairy Focus Atlantic 2018, Harbourfront Marriott, Halifax, N.S. Visit www.dairyfocus.org.

Mar. 28: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Regular Sale, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena, 506-434-1572.

Mar. 31: Maritime Angus Association scholarship application deadline. Phone Betty Lou Scott, 902-925-2057 or email windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca.

Apr. 7: 45th Annual Breeding Stock Sale, Maritime Beef Cattle Test Station, Nappan, N.S. Phone MBTS, 902-661-2555 or Kenny Thompson, 902-664-8936 (N.S.), Duncan Fraser, 506-381-0698 (N.B.), Les Halliday, 902-314-0827 (P.E.I.).

 

Horse & Pony November 2017 - January 2018

Nov. 17- Dec. 8: Sackville Harness Moonlight Madness Sale, Sackville Harness, Sackville, N.B. Discount of 15 percent off everything in store; hot apple cider and music by Royal Hicks and Friends on Dec. 8. Phone 1-800 386-4888 or visit www.sackvilleharness.com.

Nov. 18: P.E.I. Horse Council AGM, Royalty Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Visit www.islandhorsecouncil.ca for details.

Nov. 18-19: Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation AGM and awards banquet, Halifax, N.S. Phone 902-425-5450 for details.

Dec. 8-9: Bits N Bridles Holiday Sale, Bits N Bridles, Falmouth, N.S. Phone 902-798-2874. Shop online at www.bitsnbridles.com.

Dec. 8-9: Jen Marsden Hamilton A Jump Ahead book signing, Bits N Bridles, Falmouth, N.S. Phone 902-798-2874 or visit www.bitsnbridles.com.

Dec. 10: Winter Penning Clinic, Horseshoe Shoal Stables, Malpeque, P.E.I. Text or phone Shane, 902-432-4680.

Dec. 27: Greenhawk Boxing Day Sale, Greenhawk Equestrian Sport store locations, Canada-wide. Save up to 50 percent on brand name products in store, online, and by mail order. Phone 1-800-268-0484 or visit www.greenhawk.com.

Jan. 14: Winter Penning Clinic, Horseshoe Shoal Stables, Malpeque, P.E.I. Text or phone Shane, 902-432-4680.

Feb. 4: Winter Penning Clinic, Horseshoe Shoal Stables, Malpeque, P.E.I. Text or phone Shane, 902-432-4680.