Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

March 05, 2009 17:02 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Ritz to Make Announcement Regarding Alberta-Based Research Network

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, accompanied by Member of Parliament Rick Casson (Lethbridge), will make an announcement tomorrow regarding the Canadian Triticale Biorefinery Initiative (CTBI), an Alberta-based research network.

CTBI will help position Canada as an international leader in triticale production research. Triticale is a hybrid of wheat and rye and it can be used to produce ethanol.

EVENT: Announcement and news conference

DATE: Friday, March 6

TIME: 10:30 a.m. (local time)

LOCATION: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lethbridge Research Centre
5403 1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta

North American Dial-In: 1-888-265-0464
International/Local Dial-In: +1-613-954-4096
Conference ID: 88757485

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    AAFC Alberta
    Heather Holmen
    Regional Communications Advisor
    Office: 780-495-5524
    Cell: 780-232-5275