Ag Connect 2015

Join Agri-Futures Nova Scotia for an exciting new summit called Ag.Connect 2015; designed to target farmers, researchers, students, government, not-for profits, commodity organizations and professionals from agriculture, aquaculture, and related industries; to find synergies and to learn, discuss, and challenge research and innovation in the Atlantic Region.

The theme for the Summit is “Planting Ideas, Harvesting Knowledge”; Focusing on sharing research and exploring knowledge transfer strategies for all audiences of agricultural research. The goals of this event are to learn, discuss and create strategies for:
• Getting research off the ‘shelf’ and into action for the industry
• How research benefits the economy and how we can leverage resources more effectively; and
• Creating research relationships and effectively communicating research to all partners and the public

Our key note speakers: Lyndsey Smith, editor of Realagriculture.com will share insights into communicating science, Dr. Steven Roche of ACER Consulting, will be introducing Best Management Practices of Knowledge Mobilization and Dr. Martha Crago will discuss research as it relates to the one NS report! All speakers will discuss how we can Connect, Collaborate and Communicate.

There will be lots of time for networking and sharing ideas. We will also be showcasing a poster session of Agricultural and Aquaculture research.

Join us for our learning lab tours! We are travelling to Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus to tour research facilities that focus on multi-sector initiatives. Perennia will be showcasing their Innovation Centre which is an environmentally-friendly 25,000 ft2. facility supporting the commercialization of primary agriculture and marine-based inputs into marketable, higher value products.

On the evening of the 31st, we will be hosting a Spring Gala; a celebration of 4-H, local food, art, music and new ideas. We are excited to be partnering with 4-H Nova Scotia for this event! All funds raised will be going to support 4-H Nova Scotia!
Registration is now open. A schedule, registration and more information can be found at: http://www.agri-futures.ns.ca/ag-connect-2015.

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