Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Groecery Innovations 2009

If you’ve ever considered growing your sales by selling to the grocery market in Canada, now is your chance! This exciting project offers you an opportunity to exhibit and sell your product from the New Brunswick Pavilion, centrally located on the floor of “Grocery Innovations 2009” being held in Toronto, Ontario, October 2009.

The New Brunswick Pavilion will feature 12 New Brunswick companies displaying and sampling product in the 1000 square foot, open concept pavilion. Let our on site Chef work his magic with your product, cooked with perfection to impress visitors to our stand!

Take advantage of the bulk product shipment, marketing initiatives, and on site assistance to help you get in front of grocery buyers from all across Canada. No need to bring your booth equipment - the New Brunswick Pavilion will house all exhibitors and will provide what you need to showcase your products!

Date - October 26 - 27, 2009
Location - Toronto Congress Center
Participation Fee - $500.00 +HST ($565.00) Per company

Advance Registrations is being offered first to those companies who expressed interest in this project earlier in the year. Deadline for Advance Registration is June 26, 2009.

To secure your place in the Pavilion, simply complete the attached Registration/Information Form and return it with your cheque made payable to “The Minister of Finance” to the address indicated on the bottom of the Registration form.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Suite Hotel, 640 Dixon Road, Toronto for project participants at a rate of $149.00 plus tax. (Rate includes parking and this hotel is within short walking distance from the Toronto Congress Center). Hotel reservation information will be provided to you when we receive your Registration form and participation fee.


Company Name :

Company Official & Title :

Address :

Telephone :
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Describe your product

Show dates - October 26 - 27, 2009
Location - Toronto Congress Center
Participation Fee - $500.00 +HST ($565.00) Per company

Deadline for Advance Registration - June 26, 2009

I will require a room at the Radisson Suite Hotel 0 Yes 0 No
Room rate is $149.00 plus tax
Rate includes parking and this hotel is within short walking distance from the Toronto Congress Center.

Please complete the above Registration/Information form and return it with a cheque made payable to “The Minister of Finance” for $565.00 to:

Greg Sweetland
Agriculture and Aquaculture
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Renewable Energy Tool for Farmers

Natural Resources Canada :

New Renewable Energy Tool for Farmers

The Government of Canada has unveiled a new resource to help farmers reduce their dependence on conventional energy sources and improve farm sustainability. The Integration of Renewable Energy on the Farm (IREF) Web site is a complete repository of technical information and online tools for analyzing the potential for integrating renewable energy sources onto individual farms. The IREF Web site can be found at www.farm-energy.ca.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

IFAO Bus Tour

Innovative Farmers Agricultural Bus Tour 2009

The 2009 Agricultural Bus Tour of Indiana and Illinois is shaping up to be the best ever.

Five days of friendly, interesting travel and innovative farming ideas.
Grow your mind and your contacts with us this summer. Here are just some of the items on the tour.

• • The Monsanto Learning Center — an 850 acre research facility where you'll see what's coming to your farm today, tomorrow, and in 10 years.
• • A unique collaborative fish/vegetable operation using fish sludge as fertilizer for vegetable production
• • Biotown in Indiana using 600 wind turbines for energy resources and working toward a goal of total energy self sufficiency.
• • Family-run dairy farm and cheese operation marketing cheese products internationally.
• • New grass varieties and experimental soybean production in Shirley, IL.
• • Two-stage ditch project.

NBSCIA is a member so Soil & Crop members get the member price.

Cost: IFAO Members - $500 / Non-members $575 - no GST
Price includes coach & accommodations.
All accommodation includes breakfast, other meals not included.
Deadline to register is July 31, 2009, if not filled before that date.
For more information, contact Jim & Lorraine House
Phone 519-769-2443, Fax 519-769-2777

Crop profiles

Crop Profiles from the Pesticide Risk Reduction Program for twenty-nine crops are accessible for download on the Government of Canada Publications web site.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Maritime Pasture Manual

A Maritime Pasture Manual is now available on AgraPoint's website: http://www.extensioncentral.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=167&Itemid=119

Pollination Forum

June 12 & 13 Pollination Forum: Workshop & Field Tour Atlantic Organic Berry Network. Don't miss this opportunity to learn with a team of experts about natural pollinator species and strategies for increasing and protecting their health and biodiversity. Keynote speaker Dr. Peter Kevan is regarded as one of the most active pollination biologists worldwide and he is excited to connect pollination research with berry producers. All of this and more at the upcoming Pollination Forum, June 12 at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown with a field tour June 13 in Montague. Cost is $45 Friday lunch included. For more information or to register (by June 10th) contact ACORN at 1-866-32-ACORN (22676) or e-mail admin@acornorganic.org.

Building With Straw Bales

June 6, July 11 & August 22

The Basics of Building with Straw Bale

A 3-part series. Interested in getting started on a straw-bale home? Join us to learn some of the basics of straw-bale design in a three-part series of summer workshops. The workshops will consist of a balance of theory, history and hands-on practice. Participants will have a chance to see two existing homes and will have a chance to practice new skills on a load-bearing home that is under construction. June 6: Rubble Trench Foundations: Theory and design; July 11: The Framing Components of Straw Bale; August 22: Putting it All Together: Raising the walls and roof. Cost: $75 per workshop, or register for all 3 sessions for $200! Cost includes a home-cooked organic lunch. Bursaries are available on a needs basis. For more information, please contact alison@fallsbrookcentre.ca or 375-4310. Falls Brook Centre is located at 125 South Knowlesville Road, Knowlesville, New Brunswick.