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This event is FREE.
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Country Heritage Park (Gambrel Barn)
Address: 8560 Tremaine Rd, Milton (view map (external link))
Halton Region is committed to supporting and preserving our vibrant agricultural community. The 4th annual Agricultural Forum provides an excellent learning and networking opportunity for those interested in or those already involved in agriculture and food.
This year’s forum features presentations highlighting:
Rene Van Acker –Associate Dean, External Relations, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph
“The Abundance of Career Opportunities in Agriculture and Food.”
This presentation will centre on the growth rate and scale of the agriculture and food sector. It will also explore the diversity of opportunities in the sector and what employers are telling educators about their increasing demand for skilled agricultural workers and the challenges they have in filling that demand.
Michael Wolfson – Food and Beverage Sector Specialist, City of Toronto
“Entrepreneurship – Another Career Avenue”
The Food Starter program (external link) in Toronto is a “one stop shop” helping early stage food processors with the resources they need from concept to the shelf and food commercialization. Learn more about how to commercialize agricultural or food related products and scale up.
Food Starter provides access to shared production and packaging facilities, business advisory services and a structured training program in order to help entrepreneurs build and grow their food processing business in their brand new, 20,000 sq. ft. facility in Toronto.
Halton Region works with all levels of community partners to support events such as this that promote a healthy and sustainable local economy and agricultural sector.
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .