This webinar series will focus on practical climate change adaptation solutions for organic agriculture, featuring:
January 23 - Climate Resilience on Maritime Farms with Bernard Soubry, Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford overviewing the Our Climate Resilience on Maritime Farms research project
January 30 - Climate Adaptive Farming: Preparing Farms in the Maritimes for Climate Disruption with Connor Stedman, lead designer at AppleSeed Permaculture, specializing in applying carbon-farming practices to the design and management of diverse, resilient farms
February 13 - Pathways to Carbon Farming in the Maritimes: Strategies, Systems, and Crops for Agricultural Carbon Sequestration with Connor Stedman
Greenhouse Nova Scotia invites all interested greenhouse growers to its AGM and information session. Presentations include: Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Next Generation of Government Programs (Lori Kittilsen, NSDA); How to Maximize your Social Media Time (Niki Jabbour, Author); Cannabis Opportunities for Greenhouse Growers (Av Singh & Randy Flemming, American Cannabis Company). Please RSVP to Yvonne at (902) 895-1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org by January 19, 2018.
37th annual conference and trade show. Learn more at guelphorganicconf.ca.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture is getting ready for its 43rd Annual AGM and Workshop. This year’s theme will be Innovation, Diversification, and Collaboration in the NL Agriculture Industry. For more information, check their website. Members and non-members are welcome and asked to complete the appropriate registration form here.
Do you grow or process specialty agriculture products (e.g. hemp, herbs, spices, natural health products)? Do you collect wild products from the forest? If so, then this program may be of interest to you! Good Agriculture Collection Practices (GACPs) is a set of tools to help you “prove” that you grow, collect, process and / or sell any number of plants and plant products safely and PROVE that you did so, using a nationally recognized program. Developed specifically for small scale producers, this system was built using HACCP (Hazard Analysis, Critical Control Points) and is recognized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Customers and consumers are increasingly demanding proof that the products they purchase have been grown, collected and handled safely, sustainably and ethically. Commercial customers now almost always require proof of a ‘sustainable supply chain’. Proof of a credible quality control system throughout the process is vital. The CNHSC (Canadian Herb Spice and Natural Health Products Coalition) GACP program can help you:
-Distinguish your product(s) from those ‘cheaper’ products.
-Identify where improvements can save you dollars and time, while reducing risk.
-Keep small problems small.
-Prove that you do the above without burying yourself in paperwork.
For those considering starting a new venture, this program can help you identify and avoid some of the early stage pitfalls that could kill your business before it gets started! For additional information, please contact Ron Smith at 506 440-2199 or Pigotsmith@gmail.com.