Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

November 29, 2012 11:37 ET

Media Advisory: Governments of Canada and Ontario Encourage Agricultural Innovation amongst Processors and Producers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2012) - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Ontario Agriculture Minister Ted McMeekin will be in Toronto on Friday, November 30, to open an AgriProcessors/Producers' Summit being jointly hosted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. About 40 processors and producers from across Canada are gathering together to discuss how to develop a more effective and efficient supply chain.

Prior to speaking, both ministers will do a walkabout of an Innovation Showcase being held in conjunction with the Summit. The showcase will feature exhibitors displaying innovations in food processing.

Media are invited to follow the ministers as they tour the showcase, to listen to them speak, and to ask questions afterwards. The remainder of the Summit will be closed to the media.

Opening of AgriProcessors/Producers' Summit
Friday, November 30
8:30-9 a.m. Ministers will tour the exhibits of the Innovation Showcase
9 a.m. Ministers will speak
DoubleTree Hotel
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario

Contact Information

  • Media Relations
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario

    Jeff English
    Press Secretary
    The Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz

    Margaret Boyd
    Regional Communications Officer
    AAFC Ontario Region
    Office: 226-217-8193
    Cell: 519-831-3550

    Susan Murray
    OMAFRA Communications

    Amber Anderson
    Press Secretary
    The Office of the Honourable Ted McMeekin