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Alberta Next: Agribusiness

March 5, 2024 | 1PM – 6PM

agriculture field

More than home to the Calgary Stampede, Calgary has played a significant role in the agricultural sector. Calgary and Alberta’s leadership in agriculture is a testament to its fertile land, diverse crop production and dedication to sustainable farming practices, technology development and innovation in the sector. We play a pivotal role in local and global food production, underlining our province’s significance in the Canadian agriculture industry. This event will focus on key challenges and priorities in this sector, including rural decline and talent and labour shortages, volatility in the markets and global trade uncertainties and innovation and technology supporting sustainable practices and food security.

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Agribusiness Minister of Agriculture & Irrigation

Keynote: Hon. RJ Sigurdson, Minister of Agriculture & Irrigation

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host the Hon. RJ Sigurdson, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, for a keynote address and fireside chat at our upcoming event Alberta Next: Agribusiness.

Minister Sigurdson will discuss the provincial government's strategic efforts to leverage our competitive strengths for the growth of Alberta's agriculture sector. The discussion will focus on how investment initiatives and programs play a pivotal role in ensuring that Alberta continues to be a preferred destination for talent, businesses and projects.

Panel: Cultivating the next generation workforce

The agriculture and agri-food sectors employ more than half a million people across Canada and are essential to our country’s economic landscape. Our panel of experts will explore innovative technological solutions for current and future labor challenges, discuss the impact of chronic labour shortages on productivity and economic potential, and how the business community can support talent attraction and retention to the space.

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Panel: Planting the seeds of innovation

Explore technologies fostering environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture. Panelists will discuss the innovative power of precision farming technologies that optimize crop yields and resource utilization, the use of data that supports decision making, crop and livestock management, and how technologies can foster environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture.

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Networking Reception

Connect with other thought leaders and organizations from the sector at a networking reception to conclude the the day.

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