2013 Conference

Our 2013 conference is completed and we have already started planning for next year! Members will be email with details when confirmed, and info will be posted to hortnl.com.

Presentations from 2013 are available to view or download at the bottom of this page.

2013 Topics

Food Safety Information & Compliance: CanadaGAP Training

Kim Best is the owner of Prospect Agri-Services and has over 25 years experience working with farmers in the horticultural industry. From 2006-2011 Kim volunteered on a number of the Canadian Horticultural Council's industry-lead on-farm food safety committee's. Kim is a qualified auditor for CanadaGAP and three other on-farm programs. Kim is a past agri-business director of Horticultural Nova Scotia and along with her employees, run numerous annual field cultivar and management research trials on NS farms. Kim will provide participants with some insight as to what is expected from a farm operator to become certified on the CanadaGAP program and share practical solutions to the requirements she has seen as an auditor and trainer on other Atlantic Farms.

Social Media Strategies & Practices

Alison Stoodley of Social Media Management is an industry-leader in the area of Social Media. Strategies and tools will be introduced providing producers and other participants with the opportunity to develop or improve the social media presence for themselves and their businesses.Tools, tips and tricks will be covered for Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and other platforms.

Agenda Hort Conference 2013