Sunday, November 08, 2009

Vegetable forum - 50% by 2020

Hort 2020 is a proposal to supply 50% of our produce locally by 2020. The general public is invited to a forum on the feasibility of this plan:

Who: Joint meeting of the Saskatchewan Greenhouse and Vegetable Growers
When: Saturday, November 14, 2-4 pm
Where: Travelodge Hotel, Saskatoon

Agenda & Speakers:
1. Introduction, background, overview (Dr. Karen Tanino, University of Saskatchewan)
2. The Elephant in the Room (Mike Furi, Federated Co-operatives Ltd., Branch Manager Manitoba/Saskatchewan Wholesale Division TGP, Saskatchewan Director Canadian Produce Marketing Association)
3. Co-op Start-ups: Requirements & Challenges (Warren Crossman, former Executive Director of Saskatchewan Co-operative Association, Chair of Food Secure Yorkton)
4. Local Food – Changing Opportunities (Brent Warner, coordinator of the Canadian Agritourism Working Group; former Industry Agritourism and Marketing Specialist, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (27 years); and the longest serving board member of the North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association, NAFDMA).
See you there!

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