New Poll Results show Canadian attitudes toward farming
For Immediate Release - March 10, 2009 For Immediate Release
NEW POLL RESULTS SHOW CANADIAN ATTITUDES TOWARD FARMING
International Speakers' Forum reveals new results and new strategies for farming
GUELPH, ONTARIO – New research on food, farming and farmers will be unveiled at a public forum on agriculture this Thursday, March 12th that will feature two internationally acclaimed speakers.
“We are excited about new information showing how Canadians view farming and how farmers can lead our economic recovery and feed the world,” said Crystal Mackay, Executive Director of the Ontario Farm Animal Council. “These topics and more will be featured at the program this Thursday.”
1:15 PM New poll results from a Canada-wide survey on agriculture
1:45 PM A new age of activism and the economy
2:45 PM Feeding the world in the 21st century
WHERE AND WHEN
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Guelph Place, 492 Michener Road, Guelph, Ontario
Speaker’s Forum 1:15 to 4 pm
Media availability at the event follows the speeches.
Follow the event on Twitter: updates under #farm http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=%23farm;
Daniel Murphy’s presentation is being funded in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) through the Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food program. In Ontario, this program is delivered through AAC’s CanAdvance program.
For further information please contact
Wallace Pidgeon, Media Specialist
The Ontario Farm Animal Council (OFAC) and Agricultural Groups Concerned about Resources and the Environment (AGCare) are co-hosting this thought-provoking speakers’ forum.
The Ontario Farm Animal Council is a non-profit education organization representing Ontario’s 40,000 livestock and poultry farmers and related agri-businesses. OFAC is the voice for animal agriculture, providing a coordinated effort on issues related to animal agriculture and food production including farm animal care, environment, new technology and food safety.
AGCare, Agricultural Groups Concerned About Resources and the Environment, is a coalition of farm organizations committed to communicating about agriculture and the environment. AGCare is the voice of Ontario’s 45,000 crop and horticulture farmers on environmental issues.
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