Upcoming Events

Navigating CETA: Organics

  • October 31, 2017 12:30pm

Join a one-time webinar for the organics sector to engage with market development and trade experts on how to succeed in the EU marketplace under CETA. With CETA, 94% of the EU’s agricultural and 96% of its fish and seafood import tariffs are now immediately duty-free. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is hosting a webinar to help Canadian organic companies understand and navigate the market to reach the EU's 510 million consumers. This is your chance to engage with representatives from the Agriculture and Food Trade Commissioner Service in the EU, AAFC’s Market Access and Trade Negotiation Teams, as well as hear from the Canada Organic Trade Association; in addition to the opportunity to ask questions you need answered to achieve your exporting goals in the EU.

Participants are encouraged to send their CETA-related questions in advance of the webinar. Please forward to Cheryl.donnelly@agr.gc.ca in advance of October 30th, 2017.

To register and join the webinar, please click here.

Call-in toll-free number: 1-877-413-4790 (Canada)

Conference ID: 798 626 1

Think Export

  • November 2, 2017 1-4pm
  • Kentville Research Station, NS

Perennia has partnered with Nova Scotia Business Inc to bring their popular ‘Think Export’ program to the Annapolis Valley for the agri-food and beverage sectors. This information session will explore the benefits, hurdles and myths of exporting; discuss what it takes to become a successful exporter and what assistance is out there; and more. Registration is free but required by October 31st. Learn more and register here.

WEBINAR- Soil Health and Organic Production: Lessons Learned from Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems

  • November 8, 2017

This webinar will share some of the results of the Rodale Institute’s research over the past several decades that can help organic farmers improve their farming systems and that show the advantages of organic production based on scientific data. The webinar will also discuss some of the opportunities and challenges involved in managing and sustaining the health of the soil. Register and learn more here.

Farm Succession Mixer

  • November 15, 2017 9am-12pm
  • Shemogue Golden Age Club, 5654 Rte 15, Shemogue, NB

NFU in NB will be hosting a presentation and discussion around farm succession in NB. The event aims to share stories, successes and current difficulties in the search for someone to take over the farm, whether within the family or not. Join us for a panel discussion, Q&A, presentation on the Chamber of Commerce’s Succession Connect program, potluck lunch, and a farm tour. All those who are looking for land to farm, and all those looking for successors are encouraged to attend. The hope is to make some connections that just might lead to succession…success!

2017 Young Farmers’ Leadership Summit

  • November 27-28, 2017
  • St. John's, NL

NL Young Farmers' Forum is hosting two days of inspiring topics that matter to young farmers. Lots of networking opportunities and practical knowledge to take back to the farm. Learn more and register here.