Rural Delivery October 2017

Sept. 29: Women in Forestry Workshop, Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, at a site near Chester Grant, N.S. Covers woodland management, Acadian Forest ecology and restoration, pre-treatment assessment, silvicuture treatments, and safety. Cost $20, registration required, Phone Jane or Tarissa, 902-682-2371 or email info@merseytobeatic.ca.

Sept. 29-30: International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Grading School, Springhill Community Centre, Springhill, N.S. For maple producers, bulk syrup buyers, state inspectors, and others needing to accurately grade maple syrup or judge maple product entries at fairs and contests. Visit www.novascotiamaplesyrup.com/maple-grading-school-course/ to enroll. 

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: 40th 4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show, Exhibition Grounds, Lawrencetown, N.S. Visit www.novascotia4h.ca for details.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: 2017 Agrifoods and Garden Show, Conception Bay South, N.L. Visit www.nlfa.ca for details.

Sept. 30: 25th Annual Apple Harvest Festival, Maine Forestry Museum, Rangeley, ME. Lumberjack breakfast starts at 9 a.m., children’s pumpkin activity centre, baked goods table, balloon animals, face painting, apple pressing (bring your own container), chainsaw carvers, indoor/outdoor logging displays, vendors and more. Visit maineforestrymuseum.org for more details.

Sept. 30: Nova Scotia Woodland Owner of the Year field day, hosted by provincial award-winners Peter and Pat Spicer, #5006 Hwy. 209, Spencer’s Island, Parrsboro, N.S. From 9 a.m - 4 p.m. For details follow the link at RuralLife.ca.

Oct. 1: Fall Tractor Pull, Northville Farm Heritage Centre, Billtown, N.S. Rain date Oct. 7. For details, email info@northvillefarm.ca or visit www.northvillefarm.ca.

Oct. 1: Biodynamic Workshop, Bear River Farm, Deep Brook, N.S. Visit bearriverfarms.ca or email feedback@bearriverfarms.ca for more information.

Oct. 1: Lunenburg County Meet “Slow Meat,” Seffernsville and New Ross, N.S. Learn the joys and challenges of small-scale producers and processors. Adam Arenburg, a director of Rare Breeds Canada, talks on raising Berkshire pigs, followed by lunch and discussion with Peasant Pantry chef and owner Joseph Crocker, who produces more than 30 types of charcuterie and other specialty meat using local meat. Visit slowfoodsns.com or email sfnovascotia@gmail.com.

Oct. 2: Seed Field Day, Seed to Spoon Farm, Portugal Cove, N.L. Farm tour and workshop on wet- and dry- seeded crop cleaning and processing. Free to attend, pre-registration requested, email seed@acornorganic.org or visit www.acornorganic.org.

Oct. 7: Witherod Basket Demonstration, Ross Farm Museum, New Ross, N.S. Harvest basket making with N.S. Basketry Guild. Visit rossfarm.novascotia.ca or phone 877-689-2210 for information.

Oct. 13-15: Ideal Whole Home Expo, Halifax Exhibition Centre, Halifax, N.S. Visit http://www.idealwholehomeexpo.ca.

Oct. 14: Provincial Plowing Match, Northville Farm Heritage Centre, Billtown, N.S. Rain date Oct. 7. For details, email info@northvillefarm.ca or visit www.northvillefarm.ca.

Oct. 14-15: Lunenburg County Pudding and Sausage Making, Ross Farm Museum, New Ross, N.S. Visit rossfarm.novascotia.ca or phone 877-689-2210 for information.

Oct. 14-15: Nova Scotia Purebred Poultry Association Fall Classic, Halifax County Exhibition Grounds, Middle Musquodoboit, N.S. Visit nsppa.ca/events.
Oct. 20-22: 2017 Agrifoods and Garden Show, Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. Visit www.nlfa.ca for details.

Oct. 23-25: North American Maple Syrup Council 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference, Lévis Convention Centre, Lévis, Que. Learn about new research and latest developments Features technical sessions, equipment manufacturers and exhibitors tradeshow. Visit www.citadelle-camp.coop/en/annual-meeting-and-conference.

Oct. 26: Atlantic Food Summit 2017, Best Western Truro-Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Experts in the Atlantic Canadian food sector provide insights on opportunities for Atlantic Canadian businesses. Conference Board of Canada’s 2016 Provincial Report on Food as well as short and medium term economic and profitability outlook for Atlantic Canada’s agri-food and seafood manufacturing sectors will be examined. Visit www.perennia.ca/atlanticfoodsummit/.

Oct. 30-31: Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference, Hilton Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Ont. Women in agriculture gather to learn new skills, network, and celebrate their industry. Visit advancingwomenconference.ca or phone 403-686-8407.

Nov. 21-23: Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx), Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa, Ont. Explore beneficial farm management practices, advice, and insight with leading farm business thinkers. Visit fmc-gac.com.

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

Nov. 30-Dec. 1: NSFA annual meeting, Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S. Visit nsfa-fane.ca for information.

Dec. 2-3: Christmas in the Country, Ross Farm Museum, New Ross, N.S. Visit rossfarm.novascotia.ca or phone 877-689-2210 for information.

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

 

Atlantic Forestry September 2017

Sept. 26: Never Too Old (N2O) – Forest Terrariums, Harrison Lewis Centre, East Port L’Hebert, N.S. Visit www.harrisonlewiscentre.org for more information.

Sept. 27-29: SFI Annual Conference: Forests. A Way of Life, The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont. Visit www.sfiprogram.org/annual-conference/annual-conference-2017/.

Sept. 29: Women in Forestry, a workshop covering woodland management, Acadian Forest ecology and restoration, pre-treatment assessment, silviculture treatments, and safety. Presented by Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, at a site near Chester Grant, N.S. Brown bag lunch, registration required, cost is $20. Phone Jane or Tarissa at 902-682-2371 or email info@merseytobeatic.ca.

Sept. 30: Nova Scotia Woodland Owner of the Year field day, hosted by provincial award-winners Peter and Pat Spicer, #5006 Hwy. 209, Spencer’s Island, Parrsboro, N.S. From 9 a.m - 4 p.m. For details follow the link at RuralLife.ca. 

Sept. 30: 25th Annual Apple Harvest Festival, Maine Forestry Museum, Rangeley, ME. The Festival runs from 9-3. Lumberjack breakfast, children’s pumpkin activity centre, baked goods, balloon animals, face painting, apple pressing (bring your own container), chainsaw carvers, indoor/outdoor logging displays, vendors and more. Coincides with the Rangeley Oktoberfest. Visit maineforestrymuseum.org for more details.

Oct. 4-5: Canadian Woodlands Forum Fall Meeting, Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Centre, Woodstock, N.B. Event combines Forest NB’s semi-annual meeting and field tour with CWF’s fall meeting. Visit cwfcof.org for details.

Oct. 7: Woodland Ecology: An Introduction to Forest Stewardship, Macphail Woods Nature Centre, Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. Discussion of techniques suitable for improving forest health. Methods to add ecological and economic value to your woodland and provide a place to enjoy Island ecology for generations. Phone Daniel McRae, 902-651-2575, email macphailwoods@gmail.com, or visit macphailwoods.org.

Oct. 11: NBFWO Annual General Meeting, Fredericton Inn, Fredericton, N.B. To register or contribute a door prize, phone 506-459-2990 or email nbfwo@nb.aibn.com.

Oct. 15: Autumn Walk in the Forest, Macphail Woods Nature Centre, Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. Learn about the natural history of the Island and develop an appreciation for woodland communities. Phone Gary Schneider, 902-651-2575, email macphailwoods@gmail.com, or visit macphailwoods.org.

Oct. 15: Silviculture and Non-timber Resource Field Day, hosts Rex and Bonnie Veinot, Maplewood Maple Syrup and Christmas Tree Farm, Maplewood, N.S. FNSWO hosted event, cost is $20. Phone 844-966-3568 or email stacie@fnswo.ca.

Oct. 18: Black Bear Safety & Wildlife Awareness Workshop with Gerry Redmond, Maritime College of Forest Technology Campus, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit mcft.ca.

Oct. 18: Marketing Wood Products On Social Media Workshop, Wingate Hotel, Dieppe, N.B. Organized by UNB Wood Science and Technology Centre. Keynote presenter Laura Tetzlaff of Squamish, B.C., has provided marketing and branding expertise to more than 30 wood product manufacturers in western Canada including sawmills and specialty remanufacturers, log and timber frame home companies, and makers of windows and doors, flooring, stairs, cabinets, millwork and shingles. Registration fee is $125 + HST per person, including lunch. Early Bird discount of 10 percent. Phone Fred Nott, 506-451-6987 or email Frederick.nott@unb.ca. 

Oct. 22: Commercial Thinning Field Day with Scott Maston, Kemptown, Colchester Co., N.S. FNSWO hosted event, cost is $20. Phone 844-966-3568 or email stacie@fnswo.ca.

Nov. 4-5: Sustainable Fuelwood Harvesting, Macphail Woods Nature Centre, Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. Two-day course introduces all aspects of sustainable fuelwood harvesting: chainsaw safety, plant identification, forest ecology, tree extraction, pruning, splitting, and stacking. Phone Daniel McRae, 902-651-2575, email macphailwoods@gmail.com, or visit macphailwoods.org. 

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. 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. 21-23: 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. 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.

 

Atlantic Beef Fall 2017

Sept. 27: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Feeder/Stock Cow Sale, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena, 506-434-1572.

Sept. 28: Orchardhill Breeding Stock Sale, Atlantic Stockyards, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: 40th 4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show, Exhibition Grounds, Lawrencetown, N.S. Visit www.novascotia4h.ca for details.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: 2017 Agrifoods and Garden Show, Conception Bay South, N.L. Visit www.nlfa.ca for details.

Sept. 30: Deadline for those wishing to participate in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition held Nov. 4 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Visit www.cysa-joca.ca.

Oct. 1: Canadian Angus Association Strategic Planning: Maritime Regional Engagement Session, Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre, Amherst, N.S. Breakout session specifically for commercial producers. Phone Betty Lou Scott at 902-925-2057 for details.

Oct 1-4: Third Global Minor Use Summit, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Que. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, USDA IR-4 Project, and USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service hosted event. Visit www.gmup.org.

Oct. 12: Atlantic Stockyards General Breeding Stock Sale, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Oct. 14: 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.

Oct. 20-22: 2017 Agrifoods and Garden Show, Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. Visit www.nlfa.ca for details.

Oct. 21: Angus in Action Sale, Nappan, N.S. Phone Betty Lou Scott at 902-925-2057 or email windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca for information.

Oct. 21: Atlantic Bonus Sale, Maritime Beef Test Station, Nappan, N.S. Phone Kelsey Siddall, 902-546-2301 or email Siddall.davidkelsey@gmail.com.

Oct. 21: Autumn Classic Shorthorn Sale, Maritime Beef Test Station, Nappan, N.S. Phone Jim Poole, 902-384-2964 or Adam Fraser, 902-759-6862.

Oct. 21: Salt Water Simmental Sale, Maritime Beef Test Station, Nappan, N.S. Email laura_parsons10@hotmail.com.

Oct. 25: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Feeder Sale, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena, 506-434-1572.

Oct. 30-31: Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference, Hilton Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Ont. Visit advancingwomenconference.ca or phone 403-686-8407.

Oct 30-31: Understanding the CanadaGAP program, NSF, Guelph, Ont. Visit www.nsflearn.com/node/149.

Nov 6-8: Fall Harvest Meetings on Parliament Hill, Ottawa Sheraton Hotel and Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ont. Canadian Produce Marketing Association and Canadian Horticultural Council meetings. Phone 613-226-4880 or email admin@hortcouncil.ca. 

Nov. 8: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Feeder Sale, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena, 506-434-1572.

Nov. 11: Maritime Charolais Association Purebred Sale, Atlantic Stockyards, Murray Siding, Truro, N.S. Visit www.atlanticstockyards.com or phone Sean Firth, 902-670-5999 or 902-893-9603.

Nov. 18: 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.

Nov. 22: Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society Co-op Livestock Barn Feeder Sale, Sussex, N.B. Phone Teena, 506-434-1572.

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

 

Horse & Pony August - October 2017

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: 40th 4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show, Exhibition Grounds, Lawrencetown, N.S. Visit www.novascotia4h.ca for details.

Sept. 30: HTPEI Strathgartney Fall Horse Trial, Strathgartney Equestrian Park, Bonshaw, P.E.I. Visit horsetrialspei.ca.

Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Western Shore Barrel Racing Club Show #3, Vintage Farms, Weymouth, N.S. Phone Gloria Carey, 902-746-4662 or email gasmith@nsac.ca to arrange payment. Visit www.wsbrc.com for more information. 

Oct. 1: Equine First Aid with Christa Veinotte, international massage therapist and Katie Munro of Equi Health Canada, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. Email carol@fivefires.ca, phone 902-956-2013, or visit www.fivefires.ca.

Oct. 6-8: Dressage New Brunswick Provincial Championships, Princess Louise Show Park, Sussex, N.B. Phone Renee DeGarie, 506-647-9889 or email dressagenb@gmail.com.

Oct. 10-12: Arthur Kottas visit, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. Email carol@fivefires.ca, phone 902-956-2013, or visit www.fivefires.ca.

Oct. 14: Seaglass Stables Hunter Series #4, Seaglass Stables, North Winsloe, P.E.I. Email seaglass.stablespei@gmail.com or phone 902-303-2638.

Oct. 17-29: Jim Anderson Clinic, Murphy Stables, Hantsport, N.S. Phone 902-306-0502 or email susanlowe@live.ca.

Oct. 28-29: HTPEI Clinic with Hyde Moffatt, Storybook Stables, Brookfield, P.E.I. Email storybookstables1@hotmail.com.

Oct. 28-29: Scotia Series Dressage Haunting Halloween Show, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. Email carol@fivefires.ca, phone 902-956-2013, or visit www.fivefires.ca.