Places & Times of interest to Atlantic farmers and woodlot owners.
Agricultural and forestry organizations and farm and woodlot owner associated groups may send notices to be published free of charge in this column. All notices must be received a month in advance of publication date. Send notices to Farm Focus Places & Times, P.O. Box 128, Yarmouth, N.S. B5A 4B1 or fax (902) 742-2311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantic Agriculture Leadership Program now accepting applications for 2009/2010 program. Starts November 2009 for 18 months. For more information, see www.agleaders.ca. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2009.
Maritime Shorthorn Association Annual Meeting and Field Day, Atlantic Veterinary College (Main Entrance), Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island beginning at 10:00 am. Lunch at 12:30 followed by tour of AVC, Following lunch at 12:30 there will be a tour of the tour of Meredian Horse Farm, and Seymour & Janet Hurry's Evergreen Farm Shorthorns in Winsloe.
International Potato Convention, Delta Prince Edward Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI. See www.potatoconvention.com
Maritime Bee Tour, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Guest speakers include Dennis Van Engelsdorp of Penn
North Shore Antique Tractor & Engine Club annual Tractor & Engine Show, Verstraten's Farm, Lorneville, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia (20 miles east of Amherst on Route 366). Show includes: antique farm machinery, horse-drawn wagon rides, a 4-H canteen, antique tools, miniature donkeys, oxen a 4-H woodsmen display and much more. Contact Vincent Hollis at 902-447-3062 or Pauline/Francis Verstraten at 902-661-9534.
Dairy Farmers of Canada annual meeting, Delta Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan. Contact: 613: 236-9997.
Maritime Simmental Association Salt Walter Classic Elite Sale, Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition grounds, Truro. Contact 506-756-2550 or 506-459-7066.
Kent County Agricultural Fair, Ste. Marie de Kent, New Brunswick includes: Draft Horse Show with Six and Eight-in- Hand competitions; the largest Sheep Show in the province with well over 100 entries of purebreds and grades; a Market Lamb Show and Auction; and a dairy and a beef show. Livestock exhibitors from all three Maritime provinces; www.expokent.ca
Atlantic Sheep Sale, Agridome, Provincial Exhibition Grounds, Truro, Nova Scotia starting at 11:00 am. Purebred rams and ewes, grade and crossbred ewes. Sponsored by the Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of NS. Contact Rosemary Wort 902-671-2410 or email@example.com or Gwyneth Jones 902-369-2969.
2009 New Brunswick Beef Expo, Princess Louise Show Centre, Sussex. Contact: Duncan Fraser at 506-856-2277 or Duncan.firstname.lastname@example.org