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Concurrent Sessions – MASTER CLASS (90 minutes)

  • Revving Up Your Agri-Food Opportunities (Grand Ballroom)
    Ontario agri-food is an economic powerhouse; employing 822,000 people and generating $40 billion in GDP. How can economic developers, planners and organizations help fuel value-added agriculture, agri-tourism and innovation?
    Join our panelists to better understand the sector and discover how agri-food businesses can rev up your local economy.
    Moderator: Danielle Collins, Agriculture Economic Development Policy, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
    Presenters:

    • Kelly Maloney, Agriculture Development Officer, City of Kawartha Lakes
    • Mat Vaughan, Principal Planner, Norfolk County
    • David Thompson, Research Project Coordinator, Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN)
    • Trissia Mellor, Agriculture Manager, Northumberland County, Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre

    Presented by The Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre

January 31 @ 13:30
13:30 — 15:00 (1h 30′)