News releases from Agriculture (Page 6)

Amendment Introduced to Provincial Exhibition Commission Act


An amendment to the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission Act will give the Agriculture Minister the authority to appoint members to the board of directors.

Atlantic 4-H Conference Encourages Members To Be Better Citizens


Eighty-four young Nova Scotians are being groomed to be the next generation of leaders at this year's 4-H Intermediate Members' Conference.

Tour Gives 4-H Members Great Career Opportunities


Ten 4-H members will network with other 4-H members and visit several farms and businesses in the Annapolis Valley during the sixth annual Kevin Grant Rural Youth Leadership Tour from March 10-12.

Raising Agricultural Literacy in the Classroom


Students across the province will connect with local farmers to learn more about Nova Scotia agriculture as part of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week, which begins March 2.

Province Unveils Draft Standards of Care for Animal Protection Act


Dogs will no longer be allowed to be tethered for more than 12 hours at a time under draft standards of care released today, Feb. 27, by Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell.

Agriculture Literacy in Children Influences Food and Career Choices, Op-Ed


We know that attitudes toward food start in childhood and influence food selection later in life. That's why it is so important for young people to understand that the food choices they make affect their own health, as well as the health of the community around them.

Community Suppers Celebrate Local Food


Nova Scotians are getting a taste of local foods at community suppers around the province this winter.

Farm Loan Board Calls Loan of Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission


The Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board has called the loan of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission in Truro and taken possession of its properties and assets.

Department Calls for Audit of Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission


The Department of Agriculture will hire an accounting firm to do a financial audit of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission to ensure the commission is on solid financial footing.

Province Honours Late NSAC Co-president


A street in Perennia Innovation Park in Bible Hill is being renamed in honour of the late Bernie MacDonald, a guiding force at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for 18 years.

La sécurité alimentaire pendant les fêtes


Que ce soit de la dinde ou d'autres mets traditionnels qui seront au menu pendant les fêtes, on demande aux Néo-Écossais de ne pas oublier quelques importants conseils pour pouvoir apprécier leur nourriture en toute sécurité.

Enjoy Food Safely Over the Holidays


Whether it is turkey with all the trimmings, or a different holiday feast on the menu, Nova Scotians are urged to follow some important tips to safely enjoy food over the holidays.

Buy Local This Holiday Season

Agriculture / Communications Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians are encouraged to shop at locally owned businesses this holiday season.

Local Food Served Up at Food Truck Rally in Wolfville


Nova Scotians can enjoy locally grown and produced food right from the... truck. Select Nova Scotia is sponsoring a food truck rally in Wolfville on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Grade 3 Students Become Farmers For a Day


More than 300 Grade 3 students will become farmers for a day at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm this week.

Bridgewater Hosts 36th Annual 4-H Show


Members of 4-H clubs will have the chance to show their skills at the 36 Annual Nova Scotia 4-H Show and the South Shore Exhibition Grounds in Bridgewater, Sept. 27 -29.

Local Farms Open to Visitors


Nova Scotians can learn first-hand where local food comes from when farms across the province open their gates to visitors on Open Farm Day, Sunday, Sept. 15.

New Licence Plate Supports Buy Local Initiatives

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (Oct. 2000 - March 2014) / Agriculture

Local producers will benefit from Nova Scotians purchasing the new Buy Local licence plate at Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle offices.

Province Announces Support for Annapolis Valley Community Shared Agriculture


Families eager to buy Annapolis Valley-produced food will soon have more opportunities to support community shared farms.

Province Announces Support for Community Shared Agriculture


Families eager to buy locally produced food will have more options through the province's support of community shared agriculture.