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Latest QFA News

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
Low St. Mike’s High School Tel: 819-442-3584 or
Lachute Laurentian Regional School Tel: 450-562-8571 Ext. 8449 or
Huntingdon Huntingdon Adult Ed Centre Tel: 450-264-9276 or
Magog Princess Elizabeth School Tel: 819-843-4847 or
Richmond Richmond Regional School Tel: 819-826-3702 or
Bury Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre Tel: 819-872-3771 or

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14 November 2014

John McCart acclaimed as President

Today at the QFA AGM on Macdonald Campus John McCart was acclaimed as QFA President. In response he commented, “It’s an honour to serve another year for the rural community of Quebec.”

25 April 2014

QFA thanks Forum sponsors

The QFA wishes to acknowledge and thank all Forum sponsors for the 2013/14 season.

Series sponsor – La Financiére agricole:



Two times event sponsor – Réseau agriconseils

Agriconseils February Forum Sponsor

One time event sponsor – Farm Credit Canada

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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.

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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 . . .

29 January 2013

Ottawa and Quebec foot the bill for transporting drought hay

When several loads of hay arrived in western Quebec as part of the “Hay East 2012” campaign back in November 2012, Quebec Farmers’ Association’s President Chris Judd was cautiously optimistic about the help that drought-affected producers would be getting from the federal government.

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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,

8 July 2014

Job Opportunity – Field Tech with Titan 

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


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

13 February 2014

A handy tip for sorting cow-calf pairs

Check out this short YouTube video on sorting cow-calf pairs  Efficient and novel method for sorting cow-calf pairs

3 December 2013

Training available – Successful management of a wintering site

There is a training session available to farmers in the Pontiac on the management of beef wintering sites. Cost is $30 for the day on January 18th, 2014 starting at 9am and finishing at 4pm. Click on the link to read more: Management of wintering sited training day

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