August 30, 2011 10:00 ET

Industry Thought Leaders and Financial Experts Headline the Canadian Agri-Business & Canadian Farmland Investment Seminar

Canada's preeminent farmland investment seminar to feature speakers from leading organizations including Purdue University, Agri-Food Innovation and Regulation, George Morris Centre, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, and Farm Credit Canada

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2011) -

Attn: Investment editors

The top thought leaders and financial experts on farmland investment will gather in Toronto on September 22, 2011 for the second annual Canadian Agri-Business & Farmland Investment Seminar. Sponsored by Bonnefield Financial and the Farmland Investor Letter, the one-day seminar provides a platform for Canadians to discuss, learn and meet others investing in or considering Canadian farmland investment.

During the seminar, Bonnefield Financial President Tom Eisenhauer will also release new research findings on factors driving Canadian farmland values.

This year's presenters at the Canadian Agri-Business & Farmland Investment Seminar include:

  • Brenda Frank, Senior Director, Strategy & Business Insight, Farm Credit Canada on The Current State and Outlook of Agriculture in Canada;
  • Dr. Brent Gloy, Purdue University on Factors Driving US Farmland Values;
  • Tom Eisenhauer, Bonnefield Financial on Factors Driving Canadian Farmland Values - New Research Results;
  • Panel discussion: How to Stimulate Growth in Canada's Agri-business and Farmland Investment Industry. Moderated by Paul Waldie, The Globe & Mail with panelists: Dean Klippenstine, Myers Norris Penny; Al Mussell, George Morris Centre and Norm Shoemaker, Saskatchewan farm operator;
  • David McInnes, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) on New Framework for Canada's Agri-Food Sector; and
  • Luncheon keynote Professor David Sparling, Chair Agri-Food Innovation, Ivey School of Business

"The seminar speakers are indeed leaders in their respective fields. Delegates can expect to hear relevant and timely new information to help them better understand Canadian agri-business and farmland investment," said Mr. Eisenhauer.

Seating is limited. For more information or to register, visit


Bonnefield is Canada's first national farmland investment management and property management company. Our goal is to protect the integrity of farmland while increasing its long-term value. We work with farmland operators to help them grow, reduce debt and diversify their assets while promoting good farming practices and wise business choices. We provide investors a means to invest in and hold farmland for long-term capital appreciation and income. Bonnefield is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with offices in Toronto.

Bonnefield Canadian Farmland LP I

The Bonnefield Canadian Farmland LP I partners with successful, progressive, growth-oriented farm operators across Canada to acquire farmlands and lease them on a long-term basis. Incorporating principles of exemplary environmental stewardship as well as sustainable farming and agronomic practices, our goal is to become a long-term partner with our farm operators. We do not buy farmland for redevelopment. Our goal is to preserve "farmland for farming™"

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