Agenda – Monday January 26
|8:00-9:00 a.m.||Registration desk open – Morning coffee in Trade Show area sponsored by Veseys Seeds Ltd.|
|General sessions Topics of interest to all producers Moderator: Henry Vissers|
|9:00-9:25||Welcomes from Mark Sawler, HNS President / TBC / Dennis Boudreau, NSFA President|
|9:30-10:30||Opening Keynote (sponsored by Farm Credit Canada): Dr. Larry Martin, Principal, Dr. Larry Martin & Associates, and Agri-Food Management Excellence, Inc.
|News from CHC: Keith Kuhl, President, Canadian Horticultural Council|
|11:30-12:00 noon||Networking session – visit the Trade Show||Horticulture Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting Note: Lunch served during the meeting is only for attending HNS members.
Other congress attendees are welcome to attend, space permitting, and may pick up lunch in the Trade Show area.
|12:00-1:00 p.m.||Lunch in Trade Show area (sponsored by Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture Alumni)|
|Break-out sessions||Production Sessions – Salon ABCModerator: John Lewis – Berries||Marketing for Business Success– Blomidon Room Moderator: Patricia Bishop and/or Caroline Bishop|
|1:00-1:25||AAFC Strawberry Virus Research – Deb Moreau?||1:00-1:45||Introduction: Patricia Bishop and/or sister Caroline Bishop-Cameron|
|1:30-1:55||NS Strawberry Virus Crisis & Recovery Update – John Lewis|
|1:50-2:30||Developing a Marketing Plan – Debi Hartlen MacDonald – New Life Business Solutions|
|2:00-2:30||Blueberry Stunt Identification & Management – Paul Hildebrand?|
|2:30-2:55||Nutrition break in Trade Show area (sponsored by Bayer CropScience)|
|Berries con’t & Vegetables|
|3:00-3:25||Another Virus Issue – Raspberry Viruses! – TBC||3:00-3:45||Social Media Marketing: Nancy Beth Guptill, Sweet Spot Marketing|
|3:30-3:55||Berry & Vegetable Research Update – Kim Best|
|3:50-4:30||Consumer Trends – CPMA (either Ron Lemaire or Sue Lewis)|
|4:00-4:30||Vegetable Disease Update – Paul Hildebrand|
|5:00-6:30||Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) Reception – Trade Show Area|
|6:30-9:00||Banquet (sponsored by Syngenta Canada Inc.) – Acadia RoomMC: Karen Corey Grace: TBC Guest Speaker: Mark Black, CEO, Adversus Communications Inc.|