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Breaking Ground Newsletter Spring 2014

1 May

The North Eastern Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is pleased to provide you with this season’s current information on agriculture in North Eastern Ontario.

The Spring 2014 Edition includes the following articles…

– Lifetime Achievement Winner John Rowsell, North Eastern Region

– Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance: March Update

– Soil Health: Gaining New Life Through Cover Crops

– Why Pre-Plant Herbicides Are So Critical In Soybean Production

– Mob Grazing, Stocking Rate and Stock Density

– OSCIA Commitment to On Farm Trials and Projects

… and many more!

Click the link below to download your copy today!

 NEOSCIA Breaking Ground Farm Newsletter Spring 2014

The Breaking Ground Farm Newsletter is published 4 times yearly by N.E.O.S.C.I.A.

To have the Breaking Ground Farm Newsletter sent directly to your email inbox, contact Graham Gambles, Regional Communication Coordinator, NEOSCIA, (gamblesgraham@yahoo.ca ).

To advertise in the Breaking Ground Farm Newsletter, contact Graham Gambles, Regional Communication Coordinator, NEOSCIA at either (705) 672-3105, or at gamblesgraham@yahoo.ca


NLCAT Reunion Update!

1 May


It has been twenty years since the New Liskeard College of Agricultural Technology closed. Many of the 800 alumni and staff have been requesting a reunion in 2014. NLCAT Alumni President Don Leggett, Jean-Denis Methot and Candy Keith have volunteered to plan the week-end of August 15-16, 2014. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get together once again in New Liskeard (Temiskaming Shores) with many fellow alumni and staff.

Dymond Hall has been booked for the Friday night reception and cash bar, starting at 8 pm, and the Saturday night Banquet and cash bar (6 pm). Gisele’s Catering, who ran the College cafeteria for years, will provide finger food for the Friday night reception and a choice of roast beef or roast chicken dinner on Saturday night.

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. The 2-day reunion package (Friday night reception and Saturday night Banquet) is $60/person. No tickets sold for one night only. Deadline to buy
tickets is Thursday July 31, 2014.

Suggested optional activities:

Tour of New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station, Friday afternoon at 1:30-4:30 pm. Meet at the former teaching arena parking lot. New Liskeard Farmers Market ( Riverside, Saturdays, 8 till noon);

Saturday Team Penning Event sponsored by Northern Ontario Cow Horse Association at Cougar Ridge Farms on Greenwood Bridge Rd. in Thornloe, starts at 10:00 AM;

Sunday Morning Brunch (participants plan for the brunch amongst themselves); the Steak Villa Restaurant, Temiskaming Mall, has a Sunday brunch from 10 am to 1:30 pm;

Foire Gourmande open August 15-17, in Ville-Marie, where visitors get to taste food from north western Quebec and North eastern Ontario.


A block of 25 rooms has been set aside at the Quality Inn, 705-647-7357 @$120/night for a standard room, non-smoker (1-2 persons). A block of 10 rooms has been set aside at Econo Lodge 705-647-6705; standard room (1-2 persons) @ $109/night. Both blocks are under the name NLCAT reunion. There are other interesting options under the following link,

Accommodations: http://www.temiskamingshores.ca/en/tourismattractions/accommodations.asp

To confirm your attendance, please copy and print the image below, and mail to the Reunion Organizers with your payment before the deadline, July 31, 2014.