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Building Better Bridges - Farm & Food Care Annual Meeting & Conference

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Building Better Bridges - Farm & Food Care Annual Meeting & Conference

Time: April 17, 2012 from 8:30am to 5pm
Location: St. George's Banquet Hall
Street: 665 King Street North
City/Town: Waterloo
Website or Map: http://www.farmfoodcare.org
Phone: (519) 837-1326
Event Type: annual, meeting, conference
Organized By: Farm & Food Care Ontario
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2012

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Event Description

Join us for “Building Better Bridges” the inaugural meeting of Farm & Food Care - with a focus on sustainable food in Canada including perspectives from the farm through to retail and the food service sector.

Presentations

David Smith, VP of Sustainability for Sobeys, Inc., will speak on the topic of “The shift from ‘trust us to show us’ and other changing challenges of sustainable food – from the farm to the grocery store”. Smith leads Sobeys’ sustainability direction covering direct operations (retail stores, fleets and warehouses) and product sourcing including sustainable seafood, agriculture, packaging, social compliance and animal welfare.


Tim Faveri, Director of Sustainability and Responsibility for Tim Hortons Inc., will focus on the issue of “What does sustainable food look like? Committing to both today and a better tomorrow – the Tim Hortons approach.” Faveri leads the company’s sustainability and responsibility initiatives and activities.


Keynote Presentation

The keynote presentation, “Building bridges starts on the farm” will be given by the husband and wife team of Troy and Stacy Hadrick from South Dakota.

In 2006, this couple decided that they needed to become more proactive in telling the story of farming on their fifth generation beef ranch. Their cause began as a short speech at a farm conference and has evolved to them taking on activist organizations like the Humane Society of the United States and author Michael Pollan. The Hadricks are now internationally acclaimed speakers who challenge their audiences to look for everyday opportunities to promote and explain food and farming to non farmers. They are also the founders of Advocates for Agriculture (www.advocatesforag.com)


Other Features

Farm & Food Care Ontario will be formally launched at its inaugural annual meeting on April 17, 2012 at the St. George’s Banquet Hall in Waterloo. This new organization started with the amalgamation of the Ontario Farm Animal Council and its sister group AGCare.  Farm & Food Care is the first coalition of its type in Canada, bringing together thousands of farmers and related businesses to build public trust and confidence with credible information on food and farming. 

Registration

The early bird registration rate is $75 before March 27th. 

The cost will rise to $100 per person after March 27th.

Registration can be done online at http://www.farmfoodcare.org/index.php/news/agm-2012.

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