July 20, 2004
participants will depart the Hotel Plaza Quebec at 12:00 and travel
to Le Ricaneux, an artisanal farm specialized in wine making from
diverse small fruits (raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, cranberry,
etc), where lunch will be served. Afterwards, we will travel to the Ythèbe Farm, a successful
dairy farm for which a key-factor to do high performance is alfalfa.
The next stop will be the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
experimental site where alfalfa and clover breeding experiments will
be presented. A final stop will be a visit of the Farm in the City.
The SMA farm is a non-profit organisation accessible to persons with
special social needs who want to reintegrate the work force. The SMA
farm milks 130 cows, raises 120 replacement subjects and cultivates
600 acres, all that in Quebec City. The tour will end with a BBQ at
the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Chapais’ experimental farm
overlooking the St. Lawrence River.