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Cultivate: Agriculture Summit

April 5, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Canada is the breadbasket of the world, producing and shipping nutritious products globally. Producers are leveraging technology, ensuring our agriculture industry remains competitive. As a top exporter of agricultural products in the world, Canada is uniquely positioned to reduce emissions, cultivate more efficient crops and address the challenge of feeding a growing population through sustainable practices.

This spring, we bring together Canada’s agriculture industry for a day focused on one of Canada’s backbone industries.

Event Topics

Smart farming

Technology is changing the way we do everything, including farming. Whether we look at crop production, livestock farming, or forestry; modern farms are using new information and communication technologies to increase the quantity and quality of their products. Join us as we dig into the foundations of smart farming and what is on the horizon for all farming sectors.

Supply management

Supply management is unique to Canada, controlling the amount of products produced to reduce price and supply fluctuations. Having been around since the 1960's some argue the system is outdated and limits innovation and competition, while others suggest it is needed to maintain stability for both producers and consumers. We will look at both pros and cons and how supply management can support a growing industry into the future.

ESG and sustainability

We will explore how agriculture companies are working to address environmental, sustainable, and governance (ESG) metrics to measure the sustainable and ethical impact of investment, as well as the best ways to move to a regenerative agriculture model in your own farming operation.

Financial ag

Following a very challenging 2021 farming season, we will talk with financial experts on ways your farming operation can gain access to cash flow and cost relief, and what your best options are.

Farming labour and skills gap

Prior to the pandemic, the Canadian agriculture sector posted the highest job vacancy rate of any Canadian industry at 5.4 per cent. It is now predicted to double by the end of the decade, all while a growing global population continues to drive demand for food. We will hear from labour and education experts on what the future of Ag work looks like and how we can fill skilled positions in this important industry.

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Cultivate: Agriculture Summit

Join us for this robust conversation surrounding one of Canada’s backbone industries.