Farm Food Forum



The QFA’s Farm Food Forum uses modern communication technology to bring farmers and rural communities together and is reminiscent of the QFA’s roots, the ‘Farm Radio Forum’ which emanated in the 1940’s.

In its fourth year, QFA President John McCart said, “These Forums provide opportunities for farmers and other interested community members to meet together to listen to experts in their fields and to participate in questions and answers.  By using videoconference technology everyone can participate without having to travel long distances.”

Each evening covers a topic of interest to Quebec’s agricultural producers and rural community.  Taking place in English, the Forums are hosted in Community Learning Centres on the last Thursday of each month from October to April, beginning at 19h30 and ending by 22h00 (excluding December).  Forums are promoted through social media; the QFA website; the association’s official publication, Quebec Farmers’ Advocate; community stakeholders; and word of mouth.  Highlights are published in the Advocate and resources are available on the website.  Here is the program for 2014/15 -

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 – “Drowning in paperwork? Organising your office and paperwork better”
  • Thursday, November 27, 2014 – “Improving soil nutrient management and crop production”
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015 – “Employee recruitment and retention”
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 – “Your farm insurance questions answered”
  • Thursday, March 26,     2015 – “Genomics     explained; and how it can work for you”
  • Thursday April 30, 2015 – “Improved margins through better livestock nutrition and health”

Host Sites

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

 

For Highlights of the 2012/13 season click here – 2012 Highlights

For Highlights of the 2011/12 season click here - 2011 Highlights

And here are some resources from previous seasons -

Farm succession

Harnessing new technology

Pasture – It’s management and nutritional value

Food safety and how it affects you as an agricultural producer

Interpreting the land zoning laws of Québec

Farm Safety

Cover crops

Financial management

Woodlot Management

Marketing and entrepreneurship