Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

December 01, 2007 13:35 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Announce Funding for Innovation and Organic Projects in Atlantic Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2007) - Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret's and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, on behalf of the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, will be in Truro on Monday, December 3, to announce funding for a pilot project looking at technology to extract high-value ingredients from crops, as well as for two organic projects under the Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF) program.

Following the announcement, Mr. Keddy will be available to speak to media.

EVENT: Announcement and media availability

DATE: Monday, December 3

TIME: 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Alumni Hall Room, Cumming Hall
62 Cumming Drive
Truro, Nova Scotia

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    AAFC Atlantic
    Wayne Riley
    Senior Regional Communications Advisor
    Office: 902-566-7314
    Cell: 902-628-5342