Eating local - good for you, good for the future

Language: English

Panel: Shannon Crocker, Registered Dietitian; Kathryn Doan, Turkey Farmer; and Influencer Caroline Savard from Wooloo

Moderator: Calvin McBain, Vice Chair, Turkey Farmers of Canada

Canadians can trust that the eggs, dairy or poultry products are produced by Canadian farmers - meaning they are always fresh and delicious. Join Registered Dietitian Shannon Crocker, Turkey Farmer Kathryn Doan and food influencer Caroline Savard from Wooloo to find out how eating local is good for you and for the future.


How supply management supports our rural communities

Language: English

Speaker: Stéphane Bergeron, Economist at Université Laval

A new study has found that the supply-managed sector punches above its weight in bringing economic benefits to rural communities. Hear Stéphane Bergeron, Economist at Université Laval, share the results of this study at our Farm Hub.


How supply management supports our rural communities

Language: French

Speaker: Stéphane Bergeron, Economist at Université Laval

A new study has found that the supply-managed sector punches above its weight in bringing economic benefits to rural communities. Hear Stéphane Bergeron, Economist at Université Laval, share the results of this study at our Farm Hub.


Rural development: Celebration of World Milk Day!

Language: Bilingual

Panel: Jennifer Hayes, Dairy Producer; Luc Boivin, Fromagerie Boivin; and Adam Vervoort, National Agriculture Manager, BMO

Moderator: Karl Bélanger, President, Traxxion Strategies

Join us at the Farm Hub for a breakfast fireside chat in celebration of World Milk Day - featuring delicious dairy snacks. Hear from a diverse panel of guests, including a dairy producer, dairy processor, and representative of the Bank of Montreal, on the importance of dairy and supply management to Canada’s rural development. The panel will be introduced by DFC President Pierre Lampron.


Connecting communities through agriculture: Municipal leaders discuss the importance of farming to the people they represent

Language: English

Panel: Reeve of Rural Municipality of Cupar; Stephen Blais, Councillor, Cumberland Ward, Ottawa; and Aimee Watson, Board Director, Regional District of Central Kootenay

Moderator: Lauren Kennedy, Director, Public Affairs, Chicken Farmers of Canada

Hear from municipal leaders on the impact of agriculture and supply management on their local economies, communities and constituents.


How Canadian farmers are leading the way to a more sustainable food system

Language: Bilingual

Panel: Glen Jennings, Egg Farmer; Luce Bélanger, Chicken Farmer; Gyslain Loyer, Hatching Egg Farmer; and Richard Bouchard, Dairy Farmer

Moderator: Karl Bélanger, President, Traxxion Strategies

Our environment matters to all of us and with the effects of climate change becoming increasingly visible (as the recent flooding has shown) our actions need to accelerate as well. Join us for a panel session with farmers and sustainability experts to see how the agricultural sector is doing its part to ensure all Canadians have access to sustainably sourced and nutritious food, made by Canadians, for years to come.

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