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Small Farm Expos Held in Annapolis, Antigonish Counties

Experienced, new and aspiring farmers will have the chance to expand their knowledge and skills at one of two small farm expos in Nova Scotia this month.

The first expo will be held Monday, July 24, at Bethany Gardens, Antigonish. The second expo will be held Monday, July 31, at the Annapolis Valley Exhibition in Lawrencetown.

“By holding expos in two different locations this year, we’re expanding access and increasing opportunities to help develop our agriculture sector,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “These expos draw a large crowd each year and are a great opportunity for industry members to share trends and best practices.”

The expos will feature workshops led by local farmers and will explore how today’s small-scale farmers are building on the foundation of traditional farming knowledge and practices with modern production technology, farm business management and marketing.

“The expos are a great opportunity for new and aspiring farmers to meet farmers from around the province,” said Shannon Jones, co-owner of Broadfork Farm. ”I’ve attended the expos in the past and found the workshops to be very informative and enjoyed being able to build connections with other small-scale farmers.”

Workshops include:
— compost essentials
— direct marketing local beef
— value-added hemp products
— beef production and pasture renovation
— small scale beef and sheep production
— vineyard management
— pest control in vegetable and berry production
— market gardening.

For more information and to register for one of the expos, go to https://novascotia.ca/thinkfarm/support/small-farm-expo.asp .

Source: Release

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