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NSFGA convention tackles increasing profit


January 22, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

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Jan. 22, 2010, Kentville, N.S. –

Kentville, NS – Nova Scotia tree fruit growers will
come together at the Old Orchard Inn and Kentville Agricultural Research
Station next  week to discuss how they can increase profits through enhanced
production methods.


The 146th
Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Association Convention starts Tuesday evening,
January 26th with presentations from the Honourable John MacDonell,
Nova Scotia Minister of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture
President Richard Melvin and guest speaker, Mo Tougas from Tougas Farms in
Massachusetts, named one of the five best apple picking farms in the US.
 

A full day of
presentations will take place Wednesday, January 27th including a
breakfast panel on what farmers need to know about food security, presentations
on the cost of establishing an apple orchard, new picking and
pruning platforms, a growers panel on labour and time-saving strategies
and research and disease project updates.

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Honourary association members
and the prestigious Golden Apple Award will be presented at the evening
banquet. Acadia president Ray Ivany will be guest speaker. In addition, a
silent auction will be held with all proceeds going to the Our Community/Our
Health initiative.

Sessions on Thursday
will be held at the Kentville Agriculture Research Station and will focus on
new research, storage issues and a showcase and tasting of new varieties.


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