Agricultural Institute of Canada

Agricultural Institute of Canada

October 12, 2006 15:45 ET

AIC: Klinck Lecture to Focus on New Players and New Markets

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 12, 2006) - "Everything traditional is no longer and there is no such thing as normal," says the Honourable Carole Brookins, former US Executive Director to the World Bank Group.

Ms. Brookins will present the Klinck Lecture on Monday, November 6, 2006 that will open the Agricultural Institute of Canada's (AIC) conference "Innovation for Growth: Trends and Successes Redefining Agriculture", being held at the Fairmont Winnipeg.

Ms. Brookins will share her views about the emerging agri-food world, which has changing market structures and supply chains being driven by new technologies, new products and new consumer trends.

The conference, which runs from November 6-8, will feature presentations by representatives of government, academia, and industry in the areas of science and technology, policy and program development, resource management, on-farm production, consumer trends, and marketing and trade. This will provide context for farmers, agribusiness, and governments on the issues that impact us all.

The conference will also showcase the successes achieved by innovative farmers to highlight their successes and accomplishments.

The conference program and registration information is available online at

The Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) represents individuals and organizations involved in Canadian agriculture, food, environment and health, providing them with opportunities for involvement in AIC activities, connection to a broad network of credible members and a voice for their views on food sufficiency, the environment and food safety.

The Klinck Lecture series was established in 1966 by the AIC and named after Dr. Leonard S. Klinck, the first President of AIC's predecessor, the Canadian Society of Technical Agriculturists. For almost 40 years this program has sponsored prominent authorities from around the world on national and international agricultural issues and developments. It is now managed by the Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation.

Contact Information

  • To arrange media interviews with Ms. Brookins:
    Agricultural Institute of Canada
    Jean Sullivan
    Communications Coordinator
    613-232-9459 ext 303; Toll Free: 1-888-277-7980