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Talking Tough Topics - Farm & Food Care Annual General Meeting & Conference

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Talking Tough Topics - Farm & Food Care Annual General Meeting & Conference

Time: April 15, 2014 at 1pm to April 16, 2014 at 4pm
Location: Teatro Conference & Event Centre
Street: 121 Chisholm Drive
City/Town: Milton
Website or Map: http://www.farmfoodcare.org
Phone: 519-837-1326
Event Type: conference, workshop, annual, meeting
Organized By: Farm & Food Care
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2014

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Event Description

Conference: Sustainable food and farming. What does it really mean in Canada? (April 15: 1 to 5 p.m.)

Sustainability has different meanings to different people. Come and hear insights on what it means to the Canadian public and Ontario farmers and join the discussion to share your thoughts.

Workshop: Talking Tough Topics (April 15: 7 to 9:30 p.m.)

Biotechnology, pesticides, antibiotics and hormones are all issues that farmers deal with on a day to day basis - but they can be difficult to explain to a non-farming public.  In a workshop setting, participants will be given tips and techniques related to answering questions and having confident conversations about topics like these.  

Annual Meeting (April 16: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

The morning keynote speaker will be Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of McGill's Office for Science & Society on the topic "Science, Sense and Nonsense". 

The second feature speaker will be Ruth Salmon of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance on the topic "Farmed Seafood Sustainability Movement: A case study". 

Kim McConnell, strategic advisor & former CEO of AdFarm and director on Farm & Food Care Foundation will present on the topic of "What are we going to do about turning up the volume?"  McConnell will give an update on the creation of a strategy designed to help grow public trust and confidence in Canadian food and farming.  

The meeting will also include highlights of Farm & Food Care’s 2013 activities, presentation of the Farm & Food Care Champion Award, election of the 2014-2015 Board of Directors and more. 

Registration:

Registration for both the April 15 conference and workshop are free to all Ontario farmers. The cost to other participants is $60 for the conference and $100 for the communications workshop. Registration for the annual meeting is $80 in advance of March 31 and $100 after that date for all registrants. To register, visit www.farmfoodcare.org.

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