Photo of the Month, by Joanna MacKenzie
Visiting scientists from Denmark and across Canada visit the organic research plots and staff, technicians and students at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. The research plots include those of the OACC as well as those of Dr. Derek Lynch, Canada Research Chair in Organic Agriculture at the NSAC.
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The busy summer season is at its peak! The graduate students, technicians and summer students are busy collecting data and samples from the research plots and harvest is already underway. Meanwhile, we have conferences and field tours that need to fit into the schedule. At the OACC we were very pleased to have Dr. Niels Halberg visit from ICROFS in Denmark. Through the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, the OACC has signed a memorandum of understanding with ICROFS to establish more direct linkages between the two organic research institutions. One of the outcomes of this MOU is for OACC to provide more direct access and support to the Organic Eprints, and international archive of organic literature. Watch for more information and links on the OACC website in the coming months.
Meanwhile, we are also seeking a new Assistant/Associate Professor in Organic Cropping Systems to work with us in the OACC office at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. See the job advertisement.
The Organic Science Cluster is generally progressing quite well. We have lots of researchers engaged in lots of new work across the country. We are also starting to make plans for the next round of the science clusters beginning in April 2013. We will be seeking industry led priorities for research, especially (but not only) projects in which industry partners are willing to provide matching industry cash.
Till next time! Andy Hammermeister - Director, OACC