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10 February 2016

Farm Food Forum on Animal Nutrition – February 25!

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If you’re a livestock producer, healthy feed and knowing how to grow your animals is Job #1. It sounds simple, but it’s not. And making a profit while giving your animals what they need can be tough.

The QFA’s next Farm Food Forum–”Technical advice on improving animal health and nutrition”–will help you do just that.

Listen and speak to Robert Berthiaume, dairy production and forage systems expert for Valacta, to help you get the leading edge in nutritional systems.

This is a videoconference being broadcast to Community Learning Centres in Shawville, Low, Richmond, Bury, Magog, Lachute and Ormstown!

On Thursday, February 25! Starting at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m.

To reserve, please call the CLC nearest to you. Admission is free!

Via videoconference in communities across the province:

Shawville Community Learning Centre Tel: 819-647-6060 ext.1400 or christy.schwartz@learnquebec.ca

Lachute           Laurentian Regional High School Tel: 450-562-8571 Ext. 8449

Low St. Mike’s High School Tel: 819-442-3584 or lvisentin@wqsb.qc.ca

Ormstown Chateauguay Valley High  Tel: 4502885180 or kwilson@nfsb.qc.ca

Magog Princess Elizabeth School Tel: 819-843-4847 or mlandenofp@etsb.qc.ca

Richmond Richmond Regional School Tel: 819-826-3702 or jims@etsb.qc.ca

Bury Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre Tel: 819-872-3771 or fessendenk@etsb.qc.ca

26 January 2016

Forum on Quebec’s Animal Welfare Regulations – Thursday, January 28, 2015

Did you know that Quebec has passed new laws that could allow the government to dictate how many animals are allowed in a barn? There’s a whole new world of animal welfare regulations coming your way. How will it affect you?

Come to a Community Learning Centre near you on Thursday, January 28 and learn all about it. The QFA will have on-hand two speakers who know how this will shake up the livestock industry. Stephane Forest is the UPA’s chief lawyer with a strong insight into the make-up of the new legislation. He has an understanding of what might be expected regarding the implications of the new law and can provide farmers with deeper knowledge on what to do and what not to do, as the new reality evolves.

Nathalie Côté, from the Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec, has studied the new law extensively and knows beef production through and through.

This is a videoconference being broadcast to Community Learning Centres in Shawville, Low, Richmond, Bury, Magog, Lachute and Ormstown!

On Thursday, January 28! Starting at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m.

To reserve, please call the CLC nearest to you. Admission is free!

Via videoconference in communities across the province:

Shawville Community Learning Centre Tel: 819-647-6060 ext.1400 or christy.schwartz@learnquebec.ca

Lachute           Laurentian Regional High School Tel: 450-562-8571 Ext. 8449

Low St. Mike’s High School Tel: 819-442-3584 or lvisentin@wqsb.qc.ca

Ormstown Chateauguay Valley High  Tel: 4502885180 or kwilson@nfsb.qc.ca

Magog Princess Elizabeth School Tel: 819-843-4847 or mlandenofp@etsb.qc.ca

Richmond Richmond Regional School Tel: 819-826-3702 or jims@etsb.qc.ca

Bury Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre Tel: 819-872-3771 or fessendenk@etsb.qc.ca

 

4 November 2015

November 26, 2015 – Precision Agriculture in Practice – how you can make use of it too!

The second event in the QFA’s “Farm Food Forums” for this season focuses on “precision agriculture”. With precision agriculture, growers are able to take large fields and manage them as though they are a group of small fields. This reduces the misapplication of products and increases crop and farm efficiency. It’s a new method of crop production that helps farmers and soils to work better, not harder.

Our key speaker will be Viacheslav Adamchuck of Macdonald Campus. Since he began his research in the mid 90s, Dr. Adamchuk developed and evaluated a fleet of on-the-go soil sensor prototypes capable of mapping physical and chemical soil attributes while moving across an agricultural field.

This is a videoconference being broadcast to Community Learning Centres in Shawville, Low, Richmond, Bury, Magog, Lachute and Ormstown!

On Thursday, November 26! Starting at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m.

To reserve, please call the CLC nearest to you. Admission is free.

Via videoconference in communities across the province:

Shawville Community Learning Centre Tel: 819-647-6060 ext.1400 or christy.schwartz@learnquebec.ca

Lachute           Laurentian Regional High School Tel: 450-562-8571 Ext. 8449

LowSt. Mike’s High School Tel: 819-442-3584 or lvisentin@wqsb.qc.ca

Ormstown Chateauguay Valley High  Tel: 4502885180 or kwilson@nfsb.qc.ca

Magog Princess Elizabeth School Tel: 819-843-4847 or mlandenofp@etsb.qc.ca

Richmond Richmond Regional School Tel: 819-826-3702 or jims@etsb.qc.ca

Bury Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre Tel: 819-872-3771 or fessendenk@etsb.qc.ca

20 October 2015

“I don’t know where to begin” Farm transfer and succession planning event!

On Thursday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m., the QFA hosts an exciting event: “‘I don’t know where to begin’: Farm transfer and succession planning”!

Learn the ins and outs of passing your farm business on to the next generation, with advice on family dynamics, tax issues, and accounting.

This is our first event of the QFA’s Farm Food Forum series for 2015/2016!

The Farm Food Forums host a live event in one location in the province, which is then broadcast via videoconferencing technology to other “Community Learning Centres”–schools and community centres equipped with microphones and telescreens–so all participants can SEE and HEAR one another simultaneously.

Joining us on October 29 will be Martine Deschamps of Syneraction Management, who holds a certification of farm transfer issued by the Universities of Iowa and Wisconsin, along with Mario Dumas, a farm tax specialist with 25 years expertise in intergenerational farm transfers, farm taxation and accounting.

This event will connect communities in Shawville, Low, Ormstown, Magog, Richmond and Bury. Unfortunately, the teleconference will not be broadcast to Lachute, as the high school where the videoconference was to be transmitted is on strike.

Via videoconference in communities across the province:

Shawville Community Learning Centre Tel: 819-647-6060 ext.1400 or christy.schwartz@learnquebec.ca
Low St. Mike’s High School Tel: 819-442-3584 or lvisentin@wqsb.qc.ca
Ormstown Chateauguay Valley High  Tel: 4502885180 or kwilson@nfsb.qc.ca
Magog Princess Elizabeth School Tel: 819-843-4847 or mlandenofp@etsb.qc.ca
Richmond Richmond Regional School Tel: 819-826-3702 or jims@etsb.qc.ca
Bury Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre Tel: 819-872-3771 or fessendenk@etsb.qc.ca

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18 December 2014

2015 AgriWeek Announced

CEDEC Small Business Support is proud to be hosting the second AgriWeek event February 17 to 20, 2015. Read more about the event here: 2015 AgriWeek announcement




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19 May 2016

The May Advocate is on-line

The May Advocate is up for your reading pleasure! Featuring new columnist Shaina Hayes and Joe Schwarcz’s hilarious (and risqué!) story about chicken wings!

 

Read it on-line here

27 April 2016

The April Advocate is online!

The April 2016 issue of the Quebec Farmers’ Advocate is online!

In this issue, learn about the controversy on diafiltered milk and see how the QFA is working for you on Parliament Hill!

Read it by clicking here!

31 March 2016

March Advocate is on-line!

The March 2016 issue of the Quebec Farmers’ Advocate is online!

In this issue, we focus on the importance of believing in the future of agriculture, with a cover story on young Gaspesian farmer Shaina Hayes, QFA President John McCart reports on the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s annual meeting, and new columnist Philip Lavoie discusses the importance of green manures in crop rotation!

Read it by clicking here!

22 February 2016

February 2016 Advocate is on-line!

The February 2016 issue of the Quebec Farmers’ Advocate is online for you to read!

In this issue, we focus on the phenomenon of urban agriculture, discuss the importance of supporting seniors living in rural areas, and interview young farmer Shimon Isrally on winning the QFA’s “Warren Grapes Award”!

Read it by clicking here!

26 January 2016

January Advocate on-line!

The January 2016 issue of the Quebec Farmers’ Advocate is on-line! In this issue, we look at Quebec’s new animal welfare regulations, discuss income security, and profile winners of our Warren Grapes Awards!

Read it by clicking here.

 




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3 May 2016

The Census is Coming

Did you know you can fill out your 2016 Census of Agriculture questionnaire online? It skips sections that are irrelevant to your farm operation and does a lot of the work for you!

 

Statistics Canada’s video below explains how easy it all is!

 

1 October 2015

Is this the end of supply management?

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Big developments are happening at the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations! Could this be the end of supply management?

It doesn’t have to be, says UPA President Marcel Groleau in this statement:

“A ministerial meeting of the TPP negotiations will take place on September 30 and October 1 in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Last Friday, the CBC reported a rumor that Canada is preparing to make a major concession to access dairy products (from 5% to 10%) in the context of this negotiation.

“On Saturday morning, Quebec dairy producers were contacted to react to this news. Several interviews were granted. A GO5 conference call was convened and a statement was issued Saturday afternoon.

“By late afternoon, the Minister of Trade, Ed Fast, issued a statement reaffirming that Canada continued to defend supply management in discussions of PTP and categorically denied the rumor concession. He did, however, reiterate the official line that ‘Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made it clear he only sign an agreement that is in the best interests of Canada.’

“I will be in Atlanta this week, in the company of a Quebec delegation and Quebec Minister of Agriculture Pierre Paradis. Further actions and protests are organized in regions across Quebec to defend supply management.”

10 March 2015

2016 Nuffield Scholarship announcement

Applications are due by April 30, 2015 and forms can be downloaded from the Nuffield Canada website at Nuffield Scholarship To view the press release click on the link below:

2016 Nuffield Scholarship Announcement

17 December 2014

Western Canadian Dairy Seminar Program

The program for the 33rd Annual Western Canadian Dairy Seminar can be accessed here: 2015 Western Canadian Dairy Seminar Program . The seminar is on March 10 – 13, 2015 at the Sheraton Red Deer in Red Deer, Alberta.

The early registration date is February 10th, 2015.  Further details and on-line registration are available on the website, http://www.wcds.ca/.

8 July 2014

Job Opportunity – Field Tech with Titan

 www.titan-intl.com 

Area – Quebec/New Brunswick. Farming, earthmoving and material handling.To work ‘in the field’ to promote new applications, product designs and/or modifications of products and be responsible for providing product information to support and drive sales. Some other details:

* 50k salary
* Company truck provided (Chevy Silverado)
* High travel position…(50-80%), some day trips and some hotel time too.
* They are looking for a person who has some experience in the farming/construction industry (i.e. raised on a farm, heavy equipment, etc). Training is provided.
* They want this person to have a bachelors degree and have a customer friendly personality, be very comfortable interacting with Titan clients who are in the farming/construction industry, not afraid to get their hands dirty
* Three step interview process. To start approximately August 4th.

For more info: Titan-Field Tech JD

Please send resume/contact information to:
Scott Crosley
Blue Chip Global Connect
O 512.655.2126 / C 512.520.6767
www.bluechipglobalconnect.com

 




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