Lawrencetown Agenda

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Livestock Stream
Annapolis County Exhibition
July 31st, 2017
8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and opening remarks
9:30 Evaluation of Market Animals (Beef, Sheep and Hog)
These sessions will use live animals to give you an understanding of animal and carcass evaluation to meet the needs of the marketplace. Nutrition for finishing animals will also be discussed.
9:35 Live Evaluation of Market Hogs
Beck Farms, Terry & Justin Beck
Heather McLean, Non-Ruminant Specialist, Perennia
10:15 Live Evaluation of Market Lambs
Jonathon Wort, Beef and Sheep Specialist, Perennia
David Brown, Northview Farms
11:00 Live Evaluation of Beef Cattle
Bruce Andrews, Atlantic Beef Products Inc.
12:00 Lunch Break
1:15 Bus to MacHattie Farm
2:00 Beef Production and Pasture Management
David MacHattie, Speelmac Farms
Visit will include a tour of facilities and a pasture walk to learn about the rotational grazing system on the farm. Also, joining us are Jack van Roestel, Field Crops Specialist and Jonathon Wort, Beef and Sheep Specialist, Perennia to bring their extension expertise to the discussion.
3:45 Bus back to Exhibition Grounds
4:00 Wrap-up and Evaluation
Horticulture Stream
Annapolis County Exhibition
July 31st, 2017
8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and opening remarks
9:20 Bus to den Haan Vineyard
9:35 Vineyard Management
Luke den Haan, den Haan Vineyard
Luke has been developing his vineyard to 17 acres currently in production. Discussion and tour of the vineyard with lessons learned and production information. Also, joining us is Francisco Diez, Viticulture Specialist, Perennia to bring his expertise to the discussions.
11:45 Bus to Exhibition Grounds
12:00 Lunch Break
1:15 Evolution of a Market Gardener
Gilberte Doelle, Wild Rose Farm
Gilberte will share her experiences in developing their operation and valuable lessons learned!
2:00 Pest Control in Vegetable and Berry Production
Perennia’s Small Farm Specialist Sarah Wood, in conjunction with Small Fruit Specialist, Jennifer Haverstock, and Vegetable Specialist, Rosalie Madden, will discuss how to identify common issues observed on small farms and provide some management strategies.
3:15 Irrigation Management
Josh Oulton, TapRoot Farms
Solutions for reducing risk in dry conditions with strategies and equipment for irrigation.
4:00 Wrap-up and Evaluation
*Biosecurity measures will be in place – please wear appropriate footwear (i.e. no flip flops)