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Farm Conference - February 17-18, Credit Union Place

Attend this full two day event for informative topics on cereal, oilseeds, corn, forage and potato production and marketing, producer panels and updates of various programs and/or opportunities available to Island producers.

Province pleased with federal fisheries meeting
L-R: Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac, Premier Wade MacLauchlan and federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Honourable Hunter Tootoo.

Open dialogue and a commitment to collaboration were the highlights of meetings yesterday between the Province of Prince Edward Island and the federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Honourable Hunter Tootoo.

Island dairy farmers receive national distinction
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Alan McIsaac, (second right) congratulates Winterbay Holsteins for their recent Master Breeders distinction through Holstein Canada. Pictured L-R: John, Janet, Jeff and Amy Bysterveldt.

Lexis Holsteins, formerly of Freetown, and Winterbay Holsteins of Bedford have been awarded Master Breeder distinction through Holstein Canada, the highest honour an individual Holstein Breeder can achieve.

Best of Sea winners recognized
Chef Jane Crawford (Red Water Rustic Grille), Chef Irwin MacKinnon (Papa Joes), Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Alan McIsaac, & Aaron Ferrill (Water's Edge) celebrate the culinary achievements of Island chefs during the inaugural Best of Sea awards.

Best of Sea highlights the culinary talents of Island chefs and the high quality of our Prince Edward seafood products available year round.

PEI Food Product of the Year - Kevin Carver, PEI Berries Ltd.
L-R: Jim Smith, PEI BioFoodTech; John Rowe, chair Food Island Partnership; Kevin Carver, PEI Berries Ltd; Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Alan McIsaac and Peter Crooks, Canada's Smartest Kitchen.

Food Island Day was a one-day symposium hosted by the Food Island Partnership to bring together food processors, growers, exporters, food tourism operators and industry associations to learn more about emerging food trends, best practices and networking with others in the industry.

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