Convention Schedule to Date

The annual convention schedule to date it as follows:

Tuesday, January 23


                                    Pre-conference session in partnership with HNS

3:00 PM           F.A.R.M.S. update

3:30 PM           Foreign Workers Panel Discussion


6:00 PM           Registration

7:00 PM           OPENING SESSIONChair: Blake Sarsfield, NSFGA President


                        NSFGA President’s Address

7:45 PM           KEYNOTE ADDRESS — Progress Towards Orchard Mechanization 

                                    Karen Lewis, Washington State University                SPONSORED by N.M. Bartlett

8:30 PM           President’s Reception in the Fireside Lounge

                                    SPONSORED by Bayer CropScience


Wednesday, January 24Chair: Ryan Swanson


7:15 AM           Registration


7:45 AM           Breakfast SPONSORED by Scotian Gold, Acadia                                                 Refrigeration & A/C, and Farm Credit Canada

8:00 AM           Greetings

8:10 AM           History of Tougas Family Farm 

                        Phyllis Tougas


            Morning Session Chairs:  Travis Pearson & Waldo Walsh


9:00 AM           INDUSTRY UPDATES:

                        Peggy Weatherbee – NSDA (AIGEP)

                                    Suzanne Blatt – AAFC (Apple Maggot Eradication Program)

                                    Jason Sproule – PMRA Re-evaluations & Minor


Sean Myles – Annapolis Cider Co. (Cider Industry)

9:40 AM                   KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Flowering, PGR’s, & avoiding

      Biennial Bearing

Dr. Poliana Francescatto, Cornell University

                                    SPONSORED by Engage Agro Corporation

10:10 AM         RESEARCH UPDATES: 

                                    Michelle Cortens, Perennia (Nitrogen Fertlization in newly

     planted orchards)

Dr. Suzanne Blatt, AAFC (Apple Maggot Insecticide

     Efficacy & Technologies to Improve Fruit Tree Production)

10:40 AM         Break SPONSORED by Perennia


11:00 AM         NSFGA Annual General Meeting

Blake Sarsfield, NSFGA President


12:00 PM         Lunch SPONSORED by Scotiabank, Adams County Nursery,                    Oulton Fuels, & Eastern Drainage

Afternoon Session  –  Chairs: Dale Hebb & Janice Lutz


1:30 PM           KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Crop Load Management & Maximizing Returns

                        Dr. Poliana Francescatto, Cornell University

                                    SPONSORED by Engage Agro Corporation

2:10 PM           KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Orchard Systems for Mechanization

Karen Lewis, Washington State University

SPONSORED by N.M. Bartlett

2:50 PM           Break SPONSORED by NS Crop & Livestock Insurance & NS                                 Programs & Business Risk Management


                                    Mo Tougas

Blake Sarsfield

                        Andy Parker

                                    David Eisses

3:50 PM                    KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Passing on the Baton to the next Generation

                                    Andre & Mo Tougas

4:30 PM           Session ends




6:00 PM           Reception, Fireside Lounge

6:30 PM           Welcome, Larry Lutz, NSFGA Vice President

Greetings (sponsors, etc.)

Presentation of Honorary Membership

Acknowledgement of 2017 Arysta Golden Apple Award

6:50 PM           KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Change: The Only Constant

                                    Pamela Mood, Mayor of Yarmouth

7:50 PM           Silent Auction Closes

8:00 PM           Banquet Concludes


SPONSORED by TD Agriculture, Farnell Packaging, The Kings Mutual Insurance, United Phosphorous Inc, Van Meekeren Farms, Cavendish Agri Services, Eassons Transport, Maritime Paper, UAP Canada


Facilities SPONSORED by BASF


Thursday, January 25 Chairs: David Eisses & Larry Lutz


9:00 AM                Post-conference session in partnership with HNS at Berwick

Lions Hall (facilitated by Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre)

Succession Planning: Planting the seeds for a smooth leadership transition and strong legacy

9:15 AM                   Panel: Lisa Jenereaux, John Lohr, Andre & Mo Tougas

10:55 AM                 The 5 Key Succession Questions Every Business Must Answer

11:30 AM                 Succession & taxes: Understanding recent changes & how they

may impact farm succession

12:00 PM                  Session Concludes

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