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25 March 2015

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – QFA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

With receipt of Ivan Hale’s recent retirement announcement, the position of QFA Executive Director has become available. A dynamic leader who will report to the Board of Directors is sought to lead and develop this long-established, rural-focussed organization. To read the full job posting please click on the link below:
Executive Director job posting

25 March 2015

QFA Exective Director announces retirement

QFA Executive Director, Ivan Hale, recently announced his retirement after nearly 10 years at the helm. “It is with much regret that I announce my resignation”, Hale stated, following up on his submission to the Board. The QFA Board and staff wish him all the best in his future endeavours and look forward to meeting with him under less formal circumstances.

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

2 December 2014

Fostering doubt does no good for the economy – Press release

Read the QFA’s Press Release regarding the Robillard Commission here  QFA Press Release

26 November 2014

QFA Forum – ‘Improving soil nutrition and crop management’ Thursday November 27 @ 19h30

Having healthy soil invariably means growing healthy crops. At this months Forum we will have with us Dr. David Burton, President of the Canadian Society of Soil Science who will present and answer questions on the topic of ‘Improving soil nutrition and crop management’. Joining Dr. Burton will be FCC product specialist, Nanette Hamon, who will impart invaluable knowledge on how to get the most from available FCC management tool, Field Manager PRO, helping you make better business decisions.

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
Lachute Laurentian Regional School Tel: 450-562-8571 Ext. 8449 or mbujold@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Huntingdon Huntingdon Adult Ed Centre Tel: 450-264-9276 or jmcclintock@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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25 March 2015

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – QFA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

With receipt of Ivan Hale’s recent retirement announcement, the position of QFA Executive Director has become available. A dynamic leader who will report to the Board of Directors is sought to lead and develop this long-established, rural-focussed organization. To read the full job posting please click on the link below:
Executive Director job posting

29 May 2013

PQ makes “food sovereignty” official

Quebec is going to get a lot more independent when it comes to food. And if Premier Pauline Marois is to be believed, Quebec agricultural producers will reap the profits.

This edition is still in press.

1 April 2013

Farming provides an economic boost, says Ag Canada

Recent months haven’t been easy ones for agriculture. At least not in the Canadian media. With critics of supply management waging a war against the nation’s protected industries—such as dairy, eggs, and chicken—and media pundits proclaiming that agriculture is unfairly protected with subsidies, it seems that farming is being unfairly pegged as a drain upon Canada’s economy.

Click here to read the whole story . . .

1 March 2013

International Passports to be issued

The Canadian government started talking tough this month when the United States announced a proposal that would make country-of-origin labelling (COOL) much stricter in supermarkets south of the border. Canadian beef farmers — and a few American cattlemen’s groups — are groaning at the prospect of the COOL debate being brought up once again at the World Trade Organization.

Click here to read the whole story . . .

28 February 2013

Japan relaxes ban on Canadian beef

Good news is a rare commodity in agriculture. With drought hitting many producers in central Canada, and input costs seemingly always on the rise, the beef industry has been especially hard hit in recent years.

Click here to read the whole story . . .




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25 March 2015

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – QFA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

With receipt of Ivan Hale’s recent retirement announcement, the position of QFA Executive Director has become available. A dynamic leader who will report to the Board of Directors is sought to lead and develop this long-established, rural-focussed organization. To read the full job posting please click on the link below:
Executive Director job posting

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

 

30 June 2014

Miner Institute June Report now available

The Miner Institute has published its latest report. Read it here: 2014_06_Miner Inst. Report




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