Agenda – Scotia Horticultural Congress 2015 2014-11-20T15:34:35+00:00

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
4:30-5:00 Free time
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.