Municipal Agriculture Economic Development Forum

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“Embracing the Future of Agriculture and Technology”


Save the date for this year’s Municipal Agriculture Economic Development Forum!

Event Date: November 13 and 14, 2019

Event Location: Best Western Plus Leamington, 566 Bevel Line Rd., Leamington

This is an opportunity for anyone with a local economic development or planning portfolio, that includes agriculture and food, to explore how technology is shaping the future of the industry.  

Agenda Day 1

 

2019 Municipal Agriculture Economic Development Forum

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Best Western Plus Leamington

566 Bevel Line Rd, Leamington    

Time

Activity

Address

9:15 AM

Registration

 

566 Bevel Line Rd, Leamington    

 

9:45 AM

 

Boarding and Departure

 

10:00 AM

 

Driving Tour: Municipality of Leamington

 

Discussion: Infrastructure Planning for Greenhouse Development

 

Various locations

11:00 AM

 

Tour Stop: Lee and Maria’s On-Farm Market

 

Discussion: On-Farm Diversification

 

692 Seacliff Dr, Kingsville

12:30 PM

 

Lunch: Mastronardi Estate Winery

 

1193 Road 3 E, Kingsville

2:00 PM

 

Tour Stop: Point Pelee National Park

 

Discussion: Tourism Development in Agricultural Communities

 

1118 Point Pelee Drive, Leamington

4:30 PM

 

Tour Stop: Country Road 50

 

Discussion: Destination Development in Agricultural Communities

 

County Road 50, Kingsville

5:30 PM

 

Networking Reception

 

Grovedale Arts and Culture Centre

103 Park St, Kingsville

6:15 PM

Dinner

7:00 PM

Speaker – Karolyn Hart, InspireHUB

8:00 PM

Return to Hotel

566 Bevel Line Rd, Leamington    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda Day 2

 

2019 Municipal Agriculture Economic Development Forum

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Best Western Plus Leamington

566 Bevel Line Rd, Leamington    

Time

Activity

Speaker

8:30 AM

Registration, coffee and networking

 

8:50 AM

Opening Remarks

James Cox

 

Welcome: Mayor

Hilda MacDonald

9:10 AM

Keynote Presentation: How Technology is Re-shaping Urban and Rural Agriculture

Henry Gordon-Smith

10:10 AM

Day One Highlights  What we learned and how it relates to Agriculture Economic Development and Planning.

Jeff Kinsella

10:15 AM

Break and Networking (30 min)

 

10:45 AM

Panel Presentation: Financial Support for Entrepreneurs

 

 

Fair Finance Fund

Chelsie Hunt

 

Working with Export Development Corporation

David Offenbacher

11:30 AM

Reducing Food Waste Through Gleaning and More

 
 

Harvest Bowl

Donna Lunn

 

Essex County Gleaners

Joel Epp

 

York Region

Meena Hassanali

12:15 PM

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

Greenhouse Automation

Shelley Fellows

1:40 PM

Opportunities in Automation and Horticulture

Darren Ward

2:05 PM

How Technology is Enabling a Place-based Approach to the Regional Labour Market

Justin Falconer

2:30 PM

Break and Networking (30 min)

 

3:00 PM

Interactive Workshop: On Farm Diversified Uses

Helma Geerts and Drew Crinklaw

3:45 PM

Intro of Host for 2020 Forum, Huron County

Alex Ripley

3:50 PM

Final Comments, Evaluation and Adjournment

James Cox and Jeff Kinsella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Register Now

OMAFRA Conference Registration Flyer

OMAFRA Conference Registration Flyer Page 2


For additional information at this time, please contact:

Jeff Kinsella

Agriculture & Rural Economic Development Advisor

OMAFRA

Jeff.Kinsella@ontario.ca

519-358-3985

James Cox 

Manager of Economic Development and Tourism

Municipality of Leamington

jcox@leamington.ca

519-326-5761 ext.1601

 

2019 Municipal Agriculture Economic Development Forum

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Best Western Plus Leamington

566 Bevel Line Rd, Leamington    

Time

Activity

Address

9:15 AM

Registration

566 Bevel Line Rd, Leamington    

 

9:45 AM

 

Boarding and Departure

 

10:00 AM

 

Driving Tour: Municipality of Leamington

 

Discussion: Infrastructure Planning for Greenhouse Development

 

Various locations

11:00 AM

 

Tour Stop: Lee and Maria’s On-Farm Market

 

Discussion: On-Farm Diversification

 

692 Seacliff Dr, Kingsville

12:30 PM

 

Lunch: Mastronardi Estate Winery

 

1193 Road 3 E, Kingsville

2:00 PM

 

Tour Stop: Point Pelee National Park

 

Discussion: Tourism Development in Agricultural Communities

 

1118 Point Pelee Drive, Leamington

4:30 PM

 

Tour Stop: Country Road 50

 

Discussion: Destination Development in Agricultural Communities

 

County Road 50, Kingsville

5:30 PM

 

Networking Reception

 

Grovedale Arts and Culture Centre

103 Park St, Kingsville

6:15 PM

Dinner

7:00 PM

Speaker – Karolyn Hart, InspireHUB

8:00 PM

Return to Hotel

566 Bevel Line Rd, Leamington    

Contact(s)

© 2019 The Municipality of Leamington 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario N8H 2Z9

Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
Email: General Information

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