Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

2020 Farm Safety Nominations

The Nominating Committee of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture is made up of two Council members and the two past Presidents of the NSFA. If one or both of the past Presidents are not able to participate, the preceding past President will be asked to serve on the Nominating Committee. The President and Executive Director shall be ex-officio members of the Nominating Committee.

Members of the nominating committee are responsible to find qualified nominees for the Board of Directors for Farm Safety Nova Scotia.  The Nominating Committee puts forward the following names as Directors of Farm Safety Nova Scotia for the 2020 annual meeting:

Name Year(s) remaining in term Term
Kent Thompson 3 1st
Foster Murphy 3 1st

A representative from the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture Council is also appointed from its members to serve as a director for Farm Safety Nova Scotia.  The 2021 Council representative will be Lauren Park provided she is elected to NSFA Council to serve her 2nd term.

Respectfully submitted by the Nominating Committee, Chris van den Heuvel (Chair), Chris deWaal, Allan Melvin, Dennis Boudreau, Victor Oulton (ex-officio), Henry Vissers (ex-officio)

Nominee’s Bios

Foster Murphy

Foster is part of Doirie Maple Farm located in Mabou, Cape Breton. Foster is passionate about safety and is getting ready to begin an Occupation Health & Safety program through the University of New Brunswick. As a skilled tradesperson, Foster has worked on over 14 different industrial job sites across the country for which he has gained ongoing safety training that he has, in turn, translated to his farming activities. Currently, he sits on the board of the Inverness Victoria County Federation of Agriculture, as well as the volunteer based Machinery Committee out of Inverness Victoria. Previous board experience includes the Cape Mabou Community Pasture.

Foster’s main goal as a Farm Safety Nova Scotia board member would be to encourage more farmers throughout the province to get involved.

Kent Thompson

More information coming soon…


  1. Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia AGM

    November 25 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 1:00 pm
  2. Hants County Annual Meeting

    November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Public Trust Webinar

    November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Ag-Environmental Webinar: Soils

    December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. Nova Scotia Young Farmers AGM

    December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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