What’s Possible & How to Create an Enabling Environment for Agriculture

October 18th & 19th, 2017  | Country Heritage Park, Gambrel Barn, Milton Ontario

An opportunity for those involved in municipal and local economic development or planning who have agriculture and food (farming, food processing, agri-tourism, agri-business sector, and agri-entrepreneurship) in their portfolio to network, share successes, experience agriculture in Halton Region. Learn about resources targeted to the agricultural sector.

Day 1:  Full day Premium Bus Tour featuring visits to Chudleigh’s, Springridge Farm where a Ploughman’s lunch will be enjoyed. Terre Blue Lavender Farm and more! Enjoy a dinner by Fat Cat Catering and networking at Country Heritage Park.

Day 2:  Full day of speakers including: Agriculture as a Driver of the Economy by Rene VanActer, Dean of Ontario Agriculture College, University of Guelph; Where are the Investments in Agriculture from Scotiabank agriculture banking specialist; Young and Farming – there is a new breed of farmer coming along and they mean business, presented by Andrew Campbell (Fresh Air Farmer); panel discussion on Enabling Agriculture in Your Community, features speakers from Middlesex, Halton and York; resources to support agriculture sector including the new “Agriculture as an Economic Development Opportunity; speakers on the Incubation Agri-Food Collaborative; and Tactics to Increase Local Food Procurement.

For further information please contact:

Paul Bowers

Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor

Central West Region

Regional Economic Development Branch

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

519-826-3237

 

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Carolyn Puterbough

Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor

Covering Durham Region and York Region

Regional Economic Development Branch

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

705-324-6126