Thursday, November 30, 2017
9:00 a.m.

Registration & sale of banquet tickets ($20.00 per person)


Call to Order – 1st Vice President, Victor Oulton
Business meeting commences
Declaration of Quorum
Approval of Agenda
President’s Address – Chris van den Heuvel
Minutes of the last meeting (for adoption)
Business arising from the minutes
Auditors Report – PricewaterhouseCoopers
Appointment of Auditor
Presentation and adoption of 2017/18 Budget
Nominating Committee report and first call for nominations, Dennis Boudreau, Nominating Committee Chair
Introduction of 2017/18 Policy Paper, Henry Vissers, Executive Director
Resolutions Committee report, Amanda Eisses, Resolutions Committee Chair
Report on tabled motion, Resolution A-16-16, GE Alfalfa from the 2016 Annual Meeting
Presentation, Risk of Gene Flow Associated with Genetically Modified (GM) Alfalfa, Bill Thomas, P.Ag., CAA
2017 Resolutions

12:00 Recess for lunch

Agri-Futures Annual Meeting in Salon A for Council of Leaders
Opportunity to visit trade show booths
Light lunch provided in trade room and hallway

1:30 Meeting resumes

2017 Resolutions continued
Policy presentation
Second call for nominations

3:00 Nutrition break

3:30 Meeting Resumes

Presentation from Efficiency Nova Scotia, Sarah Mitchell
Greetings and Comment Nova Scotia NDP Party (TBC)
Greetings and Comment Nova Scotia PC Party – John Lohr, Agriculture Critic

4:00 Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) Update – Marcel Groleau, 2nd Vice President

4:30 Presentation by Nova Scotia Minister of Agriculture – Honourable Keith Colwell

5:00 Recess

6:30 p.m. Cash bar open in Banquet Room (Salon ABC)

Winner of the Nova Scotia Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition, Harrison Czapalay, Eastern Kings 4-H – ‘Working in Agriculture is More Than Just Farming’
Presentation of the 2017 Environmental Farm Stewardship Award by Kathryn Bremner, Environmental Farm Plan Coordinator
Recognition Awards
Door prizes
President’s reception to follow in the MacLeod Room

Friday, December 1, 2017
8:30 a.m.   NSFA Meeting resumes.

Early bird door prizes (must be in the room to win)
Opportunity for sharing challenges, concerns, trends (formerly Open Mic)

9:20 Third and final call for nominations

Completion of the Election Process

9:30 Update from Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, Frank Dunn, Deputy Minister

10:00 Nutrition Break

10:30 NSFA Project Presentations:

Species at Risk – Wood Turtle Strides, Simon Greenland-Smith, Project Manager
Risk Proofing Agriculture, Meredith Flannery, NSFA Project Manager

11:00 Farm Safety Annual Meeting

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Meeting Resumes

Farm Credit Canada, Faith Matchett, VP of Operations – Atlantic and Eastern Ontario
Keynote Speaker, Brenda Schoepp, NSch ‘Room for Every Farmer’
Any unfinished business
Meeting evaluation

3:00 Adjournment