2016 MPANS Annual General Meeting

Agenda

Location: Riverview Room – Jenkins Hall, 40 Horseshoe Crescent Dalhousie University Agriculture Campus, Bible Hill
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016

9:15 a.m. Registration

  • $25.00/person, includes lunch

10:00 MPANS Business Meeting

  • Moment of Silence to remember MPANS members and maple producers who have passed away in the last 12 months.
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Reading of 2015 AGM minutes
  • Reports from Committees of MPANS
    • Presidents Report – Kevin McCormick
    • Programs – Jason Haverkort
    • Communications: MPANS Facebook Page – Keagan Coolen
    • Communications: MPANS Web Site – Ryan Grant
    • Research – Kevin McCormick
    • NAMSC/IMSI Report – Avard Bentley or Kevin McCormick
    • Canadian Marketing Committee – Brian Allaway
    • Finance – Gail McCormick
    • Nominating committee – Robert Frame

11:30 Updates:

  • Home Grown Success Program – Peggy Weatherbee
  • AgriRecovery Program – Peggy Weatherbee
  • Minister Keith Colwell

12:00 Lunch

1:00 p.m.

  • Cost of Production Results – David Thibodeau, NSDA

1:30

  • Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture Report – TBA

1:50

  • Reflections on the Nova Scotia Maple Industry – Robert Frame and Dale McIsaac

2:00

  • Tapping Guidelines Intro Only to Next Weekend – Kevin McCormick

2:10

  • Exporting of Maple Syrup – Brian Allaway

2:30

  • BMP Update – William Allaway

3:00

  • Maple Research Program (MRP) Report – Rachel West and Raj Lada

3:45

  • Adjourn

4.00

  • MPANS Board Meeting