News releases from Agriculture (Page 3)

Province Supports Fairs and Exhibitions with Funding Agreement


Government has signed an agreement with provincial fairs and exhibitions to provide stable funding that supports maintenance of their infrastructure.

New Apprenticeship Opportunities for Agriculture Equipment Technicians


A new training program for agricultural equipment technicians will provide in-demand opportunities for apprentices and help Nova Scotia farmers improve productivity.

Small Farm Expo Helps Build Agriculture Sector


Experienced, new and aspiring farmers are being encouraged to Start Small and Think Big at the annual Small Farm Expo being held Monday, July 25, at the Provincial Exhibition Grounds in Bible Hill.

EastGen Showcase Trains Youth for Agriculture Careers


Ninety-five 4-H members from Atlantic Canada, including 70 from Nova Scotia, will learn about livestock management and show techniques at the 27th annual EastGen Showcase July 15 – 17 at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Grounds in Bible Hill.

Tax Credit Supports Farmer Donations to Food Banks


Farmers who donate to food banks in Nova Scotia will qualify for a new tax credit to encourage fresh produce donations.

Targeted Investments in Nova Scotia's Wine Sector


Government is working with industry to grow Nova Scotia's wine sector with a $3.5 million investment as part of Budget 2016-2017. The investment supports research, quality standards and export market development.

Investment in Wine Lab at Acadia Supports Industry Growth

Premier's Office / Agriculture

Nova Scotia's growing wine industry will benefit from a new research lab at Acadia University in Wolfville thanks to funding from the provincial and federal governments.

4-H Members Learn about Leadership in Agriculture at Atlantic Conference


4-H members from across Atlantic Canada will enhance their leadership skills with learning and hands-on activities at their annual conference in Debert.

AGRICULTURE-–Students Explore Farming During Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week


Students in Nova Scotia will learn more about the importance of agriculture directly from local farmers during the fifth annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week, which runs until March 5.

Pop-Up Kitchen Stories Highlight Local Food, Film Festival in Wolfville


Nova Scotians are once again enjoying good local food and film at the 5th annual Devour! Film and Food Festival in Wolfville.

38th Nova Scotia 4-H Show Celebrates Youth Leadership in Windsor


4-H members are getting their projects ready for the 38th annual Nova Scotia 4-H show, Oct. 2 - 4 at the Hants County Exhibition grounds in Windsor.

Celebrating Organic Week


Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to learn about the economic and health benefits of local organic products during National Organic Week, Sept. 19-27.

Local Farms Open to Visitors


Nova Scotians are invited to visit a farm Sunday, Sept. 20, as many across the province open their gates to visitors.

Supporting Locally Sourced Food in September


September is the height of the harvest season and a unique opportunity to support local farmers and businesses.

Request for Proposals Issued for Wild Blueberry Development

Natural Resources (to July 2018) / Agriculture

Government has issued a request for proposals to grow, manage and harvest wild blueberries on Crown land.

Eat More Local in September


Nova Scotians are being encouraged to join the 50% Local Food Club and buy at least half of their food from local producers for the month of September.

New Program Supports Blueberry Expansion


Nova Scotia's wild blueberry farmers will have access to new funding that will allow them to increase and expand production.

Small-scale Farmers Celebrated at Small Farm Expo


Aspiring, new and experienced farmers will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills at farmer-led workshops and demonstrations at this year's Small Farm Expo.

Changes to FarmNEXT to Help Next Generation of Farmers


More farmers will have access to an important interest relief program as a result of changes made today, July 14.

EastGen Showcase Trains Youth for Careers with Livestock


Seventy young Nova Scotians will learn about livestock management and showmanship techniques at the 26th annual EastGen Showcase, July 10 - 12.