- July, 2017
Agrologists of Canada, book early!
Farm Management Canada (FMC) will host the Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx) in Ottawa, November 21-23, 2017.
The Agricultural Excellence Conference is a one-of-a-kind event in Canada, focusing on bringing diverse industry experts and stakeholders together from across disciplines, regions and commodity sectors to share and explore beneficial farm management practices, advice, and insight with leading farm business thinkers. Farmers, advisors, academics, organizations, corporations and government will join together in Ottawa to discuss today’s hot topics related to managing Canada’s farms for success.
Amongst many others, come to meet and hear Terry Betker, P.Ag, Manitoba Institute of Agrologists (MIA) and President of Backswath Management Inc.
Details and registration at GAC-AgrEx2017.
- March, 2017
From soil and seed to water and weeds, Professional Agrologists (P.Ags) work collectively to ensure that Canadians continue to have a healthy environment to grow healthy food and build our economy.
The following two articles on agrology practice demonstrate how agrology is a trendy and promising profession, that offers diverse opportunities.
In Alberta and western Canada, environmental work brings new professional opportunities for P.Ags., in industry sectors such as energy and mining. Business is booming for P.Ags in Alberta by Glenn Cheater, Alberta Farmer Express
In Canadian cities and municipalities, Agrologists provide expertise to decision makers under the trendy topic of Urban Agriculture, so that urban families can grow or access local fresh and healthy food. Urban Agriculture, by David Wees, Agr., McGill University.
- March, 2017
It is Annual General Meeting (AGM) Season for most provincial agrologists institutes.
View the Calendar and visit provincial websites for more details.
- January, 2017
P.Ags are invited to celebrate this day with Agrologists Canada.
If you are involved in celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day on February 16, 2017 , we would be delighted if you would consider sharing photos with AAC by sending them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for “action” photos that represent agrology activity. We need pictures to create our photo bank. Photos we use will be appropriately credited.
Share your photos and messages and become “agvocates” on Facebook or Twitter on the Agriculture More than Ever web site. And find more ideas about celebrating Canadian agriculture in engaging, fun and respectful ways.
The majority of the 10,000 agrologists in Canada work at different levels to develop our Canadian agriculture. So show-it, talk to us and say it to all Canadians. Unveil the P.Ags!
- December, 2016
- November, 2016
At the 2016 Annual General Meeting in Montreal was our last opportunity to hear René Mongeau at the AAC Board table. René has been representing OAQ for the past seven years. In 2014, he became the Chair of AAC.
Upon leaving, he transferred his passionate commitment to the group: “I leave the national table but the idea of no longer representing the agrology profession is far from my mind. Seven years with you have allowed me to strengthen my arguments for promoting the importance of the profession. I intend to share my vision at every occasion and remind anyone who listens that “agrologists feed the world.”
David Lloyd honored René as the outgoing chair of AAC: “René will be remembered as a collaborator, a peace maker and one who promoted inclusive participation by all AAC board members. His encouraging friendly nature allowed AAC board members to engage in equal and recognized representation”. On behalf of the board, David presented the glass Inuksuk to René, as a souvenir and gesture of gratitude for his engagement. AAC members wish the best to René as he continues his mission as President of OAQ, and as a thoughtful husband, father and grandfather.
Guillaume LaBarre joins us as the new delegate from OAQ. Guillaume became General Manager of OAQ in September 2013. The close relationship with René as President of OAQ allowed him to be well aware of AAC’s mission and projects. Welcome aboard Guillaume!
- October, 2016
Think Nationally, Act Regionally and Grow Locally is the theme of the Atlantic Agrology Workshop on December 6th 2016, in Moncton, NB at the Four Points Sheraton. Early Bird registration is before November 4th.
Enjoy the conference!
- September, 2016
Mr. George Mitges, a professional agrologist and President of the Niagara Branch of the Ontario Institute of Agrologists, has been appointed to the Guelph Hydro Board of Directors.
Mr. Mitges acquired an in-depth understanding of Ontario’s electricity distribution sector while serving for eight years as an independent director on the Board of Niagara Peninsula Energy, Inc.
- August, 2016
Réjean Picard, P.Ag member of the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists (MIA) knows a lot about producing pulses. He was interviewed by La Semaine Verte in a report on the production of pulses (in French, at 9:00 minutes).
The FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has declared 2016 International Year of Pulses. These dried beans can be stored for a long period without loosing their nutritious value and are an essential ingredient in the meals of many countries. In 20 years, Canada’s production evolved from being marginal to becoming the first producer and exporting country of pulses in the world. Most of the Canadian pulses are produced in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The IYP2016 website provides material and information to discover all aspects of this nutritious food.
- June, 2016
Nicolas Mesley, independent reporter and photographer, is an agrologist member of l’Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ) and a member of the FPJQ. At the 62nd Canadian Business Media Awards in Toronto on June 7, 2016, Nicolas was awarded the Gold Medal in the category of Best Feature Article–Trade (http://krwawards.ca)
The winning article titled: “GMOs: seduction or disruption” was published in Le Coopérateur agricole in February 2015. (http://www.lacoop.coop/cooperateur/articles/2015/02/p36.asp)
Congratulations to M. Mesley who is one in a few journalists who follows agriculture and agri-food issues with the rigor of an investigative journalist. Evidence that the agrology profession offers a wide range of contemporary career opportunities.