1st Saskatchewan Food Summit Agenda

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

8:00–9:00 am Registration
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Doug Faller (Policy Manager, Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
Linda Allen-Hardisty (Facilitator, Allen-Hardisty Consulting Inc.)
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9:15 - 10:00 am

An Overview of Saskatchewan Agriculture
Dr. Mary Buhr (Dean College of Agriculture & Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan)
Powerpoint Show
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10:00 - 10:15 am Nutrition Break
10:15 – 11:30 am

Impact of the Local Food Economy
Dr. Viki Sonntag (Author and researcher, “Sustainable Seattle, healthy communities, economies and ecosystems”) 
Powerpoint Show 
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11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch buffet
Speaker: Amy Jo Ehman on the Local Potential of Commodity Crops 
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1:00 – 2:45 pm Land Use Planning and Food Production
1:00 – 1:30 pm
Glen Grismer (Director, Land Use Planning, Corman Park)
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1:30 – 2:00 pm
Paula Kotasek (Senior Planner, Neighbourhood Planning, City of Saskatoon) 
Powerpoint Show 
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2:00 – 2:30 pm
Adam Toth (Water Wolf Economic Development Ltd.) 
Powerpoint Show 
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2:30 – 2:45 pm
Question Period 
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2:45 – 3:00 pm Nutrition Break
3:00 – 4:15 pm Distribution
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Mike Furi (Branch Manager, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Wholesale Division TGP, Saskatchewan Director Canadian Produce Marketing Association) 
Powerpoint Show 
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3:30 – 4:00 pm
Brent Warner (White Loaf Ridge Management. Former Industry Agritourism and Marketing Specialist, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (27 years) and the longest serving board member of the North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association) 
Powerpoint Show 
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4:00 – 4:15 pm
Question Period  
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4:15 – 4:30 pm Day 1 Closing Remarks
-Facilitator
Linda Allen-Hardisty (Facilitator, Allen-Hardisty Consulting Inc.)
6:00 pm Banquet at Farmer’s Market
Tapas-style Banquet with Leading local chefs using locally-sourced food

Thursday, March 3, 2011

7:00 – 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 am

Opening Remarks
Doug Faller (Policy Manager, Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
Linda Allen-Hardisty (Facilitator, Allen-Hardisty Consulting Inc.)
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8:15 – 9:30 am Food Safety/Regulatory
8:15 – 8:45 am
Gene Kessler (Managing Director, Clear Creek Organics Ltd.) 
Powerpoint Show 
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8:45 – 9:15 am
Chris Smith (Food Safety Specialist, Government of Saskatchewan) 
Powerpoint Show 
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 9:15 – 9:30 am
Question Period 
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9:30 - 9:45 am Nutrition Break
9:45 - 11:00 am Food Policy/Strategy
 9:45 – 10:15 am
Kreesta Doucette (Executive Director, Food Matters Manitoba)
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 10:15 – 10:45 am
Nial Kuyek (General Manager, Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
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 10:45 – 11:00 am
Question Period
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11:00 – 12:45 pm Access to Market/ Competition
 11:00 – 11:30 am
Allen Kilback (Choice Family Meats, Processor and Retailer)
Powerpoint Show
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 11:30 – 12:00 pm
Kim Hill (Director, SaskMade Brand)
 12:00 – 12:30 pm
Eric Biddiscombe (Senior Director Planning, Produce Business Unit), Loblaw Companies Limited (Canada's largest food distributor)
12:30 – 12:45 pm
Question Period
12:45 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 1:45 pm Instructions for the afternoon
Facilitator Linda Allen-Hardisty (Facilitator, Allen-Hardisty Consulting Inc.)
1:45 - 3:30 pm Break-out Sessions
3:45 – 5:00 pm First Nations and Potential for Local Food---Strategies and Initiatives
 3:45 – 4:15 pm

Tom Allen, Associate Professor, CIBC Chair in Entrepreneurship 
Powerpoint Show 
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 4:15 – 4:45 pm
Harvey Knight (President, Organic Muskoday Organic Growers Coop)
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 4:45 – 5:00 pm
Question Period 
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5:00 – 5:30 pm

Summary, Wrap-up/Close/Next Steps
-Facilitator
Linda Allen-Hardisty (Facilitator, Allen-Hardisty Consulting Inc.)
Doug Faller (Policy Manager, Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
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