APAS in Action November 2014

APAS In Actions

Please find the latest APAS in Action for November  2014

APAS in Action – print version November 2014

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APAS AGM December 2 – 4, 2014

Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan

AGM

December 2 – 4th, 2014

Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Draft Agenda AGM 

Guest Member Registration Form

We invite you to attend the 2014 APAS AGM, taking place in Moose Jaw, SK, from December 2nd to 4th, 2014. The 2014 AGM will be exploring a slate of hot topics and notable speakers, including:

  • Panel Presentation on Water Governance, Planning and Flood Mitigation Strategies for Saskatchewan agriculture
  • Prairie Farm Leaders Panel – moderated discussion (APAS, KAP, AFA, BCAC)
  • Ron Bonnett, President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture
  • Grain Transportation Policy – Murad Al-Katib, Special Advisor to the Canadian Transportation Act Review Panel
  • And much more….
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Survey: Have your say! Be counted & be heard! Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has launched a Labour Market Information (LMI) research survey to examine Canada’s agricultural workforce from every commodity and region.

With this in mind, we invite you  to complete the online survey at http://www.cahrc-ccrha.ca/node/2166

By taking time to do the survey, farmers will ensure their operational labour needs are included in this important work that will assist government and educators to develop policies and programs to meet future farm labour requirements.

Backgrounder on the survey

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APAS – CIGI Combine to Customer

This course cannot be missed!

APAS has 10 spots in January, February and March (30 total seats).

Costs are minimal.  A great way to expand your professional network.  Learn from first-hand experts about the future of the grain industry.

Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI) is planning three short programs for western Canadian grain.

CIGI Combine to Customer Program dates

  •  January 19 – 21, 2015 (Opening dinner Jan. 18 @ 6:00 p.m., closing lunch @ 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21)
  •  February 9 – 11, 2015 (Opening dinner Feb. 8 @ 6:00 p.m., closing lunch @ 12:30 p.m. Feb. 11)
  •  March 23 – 25, 2015 (Opening dinner Mar. 22 @ 6:00 p.m., closing lunch @ 12:30 p.m. Mar. 25)

The program will include a number of senior level speakers who will provide insight into where the grain industry is heading and what needs to be done to stay competitive and meet the ever-changing requirements of domestic and international grain buyers. Producers who participated in these programs in 2014 provided very positive feedback about the experience and the knowledge gained through this opportunity.  To learn more about the Combine to Customer Program, please view the video at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP5ABKYDDXQ.

The draft agenda for these programs can be found at the following link.

CIGI will pay all costs for each participant attending a Combine to Customer program (flights, hotels, meals, airport transfers).  CIGI will also coordinate all travel and other arrangements. Each program can accommodated 30 producers.  CIGI asked all participants to register by the end of December.

CIGI is prepared to accept 10 participants for each program from APAS. 

Please advise APAS office if you plan on attending.  Acceptance to the program will on first come, first served basis. 

Information required, by APAS, from each nominee includes:

·         Name:
·         Mailing address:
·         Title: if part of the organization/group
·         Email address: critical to ensure CIGI can send you a registration link.

CIGI will send them a registration link and make all other arrangements. Participants should be active farmers.  Any farmers taking on the leadership roles in their respective organizations and other commodity groups will benefit immensely from this program.

For more information please contact APAS’ office by phone (306-789-7774) or email (info@apas.ca)

Don’t delay.  A great opportunity that should not be missed!

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Temporary Foreign Worker Agricultural Labour Recruitment Mission – Mexico

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is committed to addressing constraints to sustainable growth of the agricultural sector.  The availability of labour has been identified as one of those constraints affecting agricultural producers in Saskatchewan.

The Ministry of the Economy, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, and with the support of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, will facilitate a labour recruitment mission to Mexico in January 2015. This initiative is aimed at supporting the labour needs of Saskatchewan agricultural producers who are experiencing unprecedented temporary labour shortages across the province.

Saskatchewan producers are invited to participate as part of a delegation traveling to Mexico in January 2015 to meet with prospective candidates with agricultural experience to fill immediate vacancies for the 2015 production season.

If you know of an agricultural producer that is unable to source labour to meet their production needs, please feel free to share this invitation with them.  It is important to note that time lines are short in terms of identification of those that might be interested.

Interested producers are asked to contact Saskatchewan Immigration Services for more information no later than November 21, 2014.

Producers requiring more information are asked to contact Saskatchewan Immigration Services:

Richelle Bourgoin

E: richelle.bourgoin@gov.sk.ca

T: 306.787.8153

C: 306.535.7410

Ian Gardner

E: ian.gardner@gov.sk.ca

T: 306.787.9652

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Workshop on Safe Farm Practices

Canadian Farmers with Disabilities Registry (CFWDR)

Presents

Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Safe Farm Practices

December 2, 2014 – Saskatoon, SK

This training is being delivered by the Canadian Farmers with Disability Registry with the support of the FCC Ag Safety Fund administered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association with funding from Farm Credit Canada.

It is geared toward anyone involved in the agricultural industry that is require to communicate safe farm practices to youth, agricultural workers, volunteers, and the general public. The workshop will provide training on best practices to communicate the message of agricultural safety to different audiences and provide an overview of the basics of safety.  It should be attended by anyone that communicates any messages on agricultural safety with youth, workers, volunteers, and the general public.

 A Workshop are available in Saskatchewan

http://cfwdr.com/

Please visit this link  for location times and tickets

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Agriculture Excellence Conference Winnipeg, November 19-21, 2014

Agriculture Conference Opportunity:

Link to Conference Details

In an increasingly complex and global marketplace, farm managers must be able to access the information, resources and tools to continue to develop their farm business management skills to compete and succeed.

The Excellence Conference is different from other agricultural events in that it:

  • focuses specifically on addressing key farm business management principles using a systematic approach to business management
  • welcomes farmers across regions and production sectors to exchange and gain insight into beneficial management practices
  • welcomes diverse stakeholders, providing learning to those who are positioned to provide services to farmers (government, advisors, academia, organizations, etc.)

The conference will be a 3-day learning event via plenary, concurrent sessions, discussion panels, debate, and a farm/industry tour. The event will provide an opportunity for sharing insights, transferring knowledge and networking among the delegates. Delegates are expected to come from farms, agricultural businesses, government, industry associations, and private industry (i.e. banks, suppliers, etc.).

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Agriculture Excellence Conference Winnipeg, November 19-21, 2014

Agriculture Conference Opportunity:

Link to Conference Details

In an increasingly complex and global marketplace, farm managers must be able to access the information, resources and tools to continue to develop their farm business management skills to compete and succeed.

The Excellence Conference is different from other agricultural events in that it:

  • focuses specifically on addressing key farm business management principles using a systematic approach to business management
  • welcomes farmers across regions and production sectors to exchange and gain insight into beneficial management practices
  • welcomes diverse stakeholders, providing learning to those who are positioned to provide services to farmers (government, advisors, academia, organizations, etc.)

The conference will be a 3-day learning event via plenary, concurrent sessions, discussion panels, debate, and a farm/industry tour. The event will provide an opportunity for sharing insights, transferring knowledge and networking among the delegates. Delegates are expected to come from farms, agricultural businesses, government, industry associations, and private industry (i.e. banks, suppliers, etc.).

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2014 The Assiniboine River Basin Initiative Conference (ARBI) Conference

 

The Assiniboine River Basin Initiative Conference early bird discount has been extended until October 29. 

Due to elections in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, we’ve pushed back the deadline for our early bird discount. Take advantage of the savings by registering by Wednesday, October 29.

 

This conference is the next step toward realizing our goal of establishing an official organization to represent stakeholders within the basin.
The conference begins at 1:00 p.m. on November 12, and ends at 1:00 p.m. on November 14.The 3 day event will feature a number of keynote speakers, panel sessions, and ARBI development sessions. At the banquet on the evening of November 13, the featured speaker will be Greg Johnson of the Tornado Hunters.

 

Click on the links below to register or to view the draft-agenda and get more information.

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Register Now!

If you have any questions about the conference or problems registering, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by phone at 204-982-4790 or by email at info@prairienetwork.ca.We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Sincerely,

Prairie Improvement Network

info@prairienetwork.ca

204-982-4790

When
Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM CST
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Friday November 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM CST
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Where

Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre Regina
4177 Albert St. S.
Regina, SK S4S 3R6

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