WBPANS AGM this weekend

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Just a reminder that the AGM is this Friday and Saturday at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro.


Friday is a jam packed day with a new format in the afternoon.  There will be concurrent sessions that will allow for more discussion and detail on specific topics.  As always pesticide applicator recertification points are available.


Friday - November 21st


8:00 – 9:30 am
Registration Desk Open – Nutrition Break in MacDonald Room Sponsored by:
FARM CREDIT CANADA
CHAIR:  JEFF ORR
 
9:30 -9:45 AM
Welcome – Jeff Orr, President
 
9:45 – 10:00 am
Promotion Committee Report – Alice Pugsley, Chair of WBPANS Promotion Committee
 
10:00 – 10:30 am
2014 Wild Blueberry Extension Report – Peter Burgess, Perennia                                          Pg. 9
 
10:30 – 10:50 am
Leaf Spot Diseases and Wild Blueberry Canopy  Management – Dr. David Percival, Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture                                                                                                                     Pg. 10 
 
10:50 – 11:10 am
A Systems Approach to Improving the Sustainability of Wild Blueberry Production - Dr. David Yarborough, University of Maine
 
11:10 – 11:30 am
Wild Blueberry Health Research Update - Dr. Willy Kalt, AAFC
 
11:30 – 12:00 noon
Visit Poster Presentations in hallway outside meeting rooms – Researchers will be available to discuss their Research.                                                                                                        Pg. 13-17
 
12:00 – 1:00 pm
LUNCH – SANDWICHES PROVIDED IN THE MACDONALD ROOM,  SPONSORED BY
CAVENDISH AGRI-SERVICES, RBC – DOMINION SECURITIES, PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS LLP, DUPONT CANADA
BREAK OUT SESSIONS:
SALON D
SALON EG
1:00 – 2:30 pm
POLLINATORS:  Understanding the Bee
Dr. Chris Cutler, Dalhousie Fac. Of Ag. Robyn McCallum, Syngenta
Thane Fullerton, Koppert Canada
EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES
Peter Burgess, Perennia
Dr. David Percival, Dalhousie Fac. Of Agriculture
2:30 – 2:45 pm
Nutrition Break in MacDonald Room Sponsored by
NS FARM LOAN BOARD &
NS CROP & LIVESTOCK INSURANCE COMMISSION
2:45 – 4:15 pm
HARVESTING CONSIDERATIONS FOR OPTIMIZING YIELD AND QUALITY
Peter Swinkels,  Doug Bragg Ent.
Ralph Lloy, Doug Bragg Ent.
Dr. Qamar Zaman, Dal. Fac. Of Ag. David Atkinson, Producer, Cumb.  Co.
GRASSES:  Fescues and other things Venture won’t kill
Dr. Scott White, Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture
Peter Burgess, Perennia
4:15 pm
ADJOURNMENT
 
6:00 pm
Reception & Cash Bar  Music by Andy Crossan & Carol Gillis
6:30 pm
Banquet - $35 / ticket  (PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE BEFORE NOON FRIDAY)
8:00 pm
Remarks from Jack Sibley




Saturday - November 22nd


8:30 – 9:30 am
Registration Desk Open – Nutrition Break in MacDonald Room Sponsored by:
TRURO AGROMART LTD. & EASTERN DRAINAGE
CHAIR:  JEFF ORR
 
9:30 am
Call to Order
 
 
Minute of Silence
 
Approval of Agenda
 
WBPANS President’s Report – Jeff Orr, President
 
Report from Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture – Dennis Boudreau, NSFA President
 
WBANA- Canada Update – John Cameron, WBPANS WBANA-Canada Representative
 
Approval of Minutes from Annual Meeting 2013                                                                Pg.18-22
 
Financial Statements presented by Nancy Frame, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP         Pg.23-33
 
2015 Proposed Budget – Presented by Joe Slack, WBPANS Finance Committee Chair
 
Appointment of Auditors
 
Nominating Committee Report – Peter Van Dyk
 
Presentations to Retiring Directors
 
New Business
10:45 – 11:15 am
2014 Highbush Blueberry Production Update – Dr. David Yarborough, University of Maine
11:15 – 11:45 pm
Quebec Price Study Update – Remy Lambert, Prof. of Economics, Laval University
12:00 – 1:00 pm
LUNCH PROVIDED IN THE MACDONALD ROOM SPONSORED BY
SYNGENTA CANADA INC.
 
CHAIR:  BARRON BLOIS
 
1:00 pm- 1:30 pm
WBANA- Canada Activities & Priorities – Neri Vautour, Executive Director, WBANA-Canada
1:30 – 2:00 pm
2014-15 Market Situation & Outlook – Peter Rideout, Executive Director, WBPANS
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Nova Scotia Crown Land Lease Update –   Dan Khan , NS Dept. of Natural Resources
2:30 pm
ADJOURNMENT

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