To develop and implement a total development approach for the food production and value-added sectors aimed at improving economic competitiveness and sustainable development of the food sector and related industries.



Provide management/administrative support to
the Commission in the monitoring of commodity
boards under the provisions of the Natural
Products Act.

To provide farmers with insurance protection against production losses caused by natural hazards beyond their control through the Canada / New Brunswick Agricultural Insurance Program.

To develop and implement a total development approach for the food production and value-added sectors aimed at improving economic competitiveness and sustainable development of the food sector and related industries.

Responsible for ongoing relations with the media and the public.



Provision of executive direction to the Department's programs and services, administrative support in matters of human resources, accounting, budgeting, financial control and information technology and communication services to support
the continued development of the agriculture,fisheries and aquaculture sectors.

Responsible for accounts payable for all of the Department.

Responsable for accounts receivable for the entire Department.

To assist and support senior management/directors/managers in the effective management and development of their human resources within the scope of departmental guidelines and policies.

To ensure that Departmental data and records are secure and easily retrievable, to provide excellent technical support to all staff, and to maintain, acquire, develop and implement computer hardware, software, and telecommunication systems in a cost effective and timely manner.

To ensure that Departmental data and records are secure and easily retrievable, to provide excellent technical support to all staff, and to maintain, acquire, develop and implement computer hardware, software, and telecommunication systems in a cost effective and timely manner.

To coordinate industry financial programs and regulatory functions, in addition to development and implementation of policies and strategies to support competitive agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries sectors.

To foster responsible leasing and/or licensing related activities under various Departmental Acts. Administer the Province’s Marine Service Centres.

To provide strategic direction, services and programs in support of value-added food and market development.

To provide expertise in the areas of interjurisdictional coordination, strategic planning, and policy and program development.


Develops and implements strategies, programs and initiatives required to further grow and to improve the competitiveness of the agri-food and agri-product industry in the province; ensures that the industry is provided with state-of-the-art expertise, technology and information required to stimulate innovation, improve competitiveness and encourage total development of the sector; and advises government on policy and issues related to the sector.

To develop, promote and accelerate the adoption of integrated pest management and organic food production within the agriculture sector.

To initiate and multiply disease-tested, tissue-cultured potato material for the production of Nuclear Stock plantlets and microtubers to form the basis for the NB Seed Potato Industry.

To provide recommendations on the assessment and management of soil, fertilizers, manure, and amendments for agricultural land use as well as application technologies related to fertilizer, manure and pesticide use.

To provide technical advice to farmers in areas such as water management, irrigation, land development, cranberry development and environmental stewardship.

To provide financial assistance to the agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries industries under various funding programs.

Provides on-farm clinical, preventive, medical, surgical, therapeutic and emergency veterinary field services on a 365 day/24 hours basis to food, fur and fiber animal producers and equine owners. In clinic and laboratory veterinary services are provided to support the field services component.

Veterinary

To provide analytical services to all agricultural producers, the general public and it supports adaptive research activities. A full range of analyses is available for field and greenhouse soil, livestock feed, plant tissue and soil amendments including manure and compost.

Responsible for the development and aministration of programs and policies relating to food safety systems for agricultural producers, value added processors and abattoir owners, as well as the operation of the Provincial Dairy Laboratory.

Provides milk quality testing as required under the Natural Products Act, composition testing as a service to the Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick for payment purposes as well as to dairy products processors for quality control purposes.

Dyke,Marshland Development


Responsible for carrying out targeted actions involving industry and governmental and paragovernmental agencies in order to contribute to the sustainable development of marine product processing and aquaculture sectors.



Responsible for the development activities in the southeast of the Province in the areas of aquaculture development, expansion of the seafood processing sector, leasing and licensing (aquaculture sites and fish processing plants).

Responsible for marine and fresh water fisheries development activities within the Bay of Fundy watershed; sustainable development of marine plant harvest, marine and fresh water fish food production; business development and food production initiatives from primary traditional catch of aquaculture production including licensing and value added processing activities; and local administration of a transparent regulatory framework supportive of this development.