Halton’s rich agricultural heritage is one of the factors that has contributed to the success and beauty of this region. The Region is committed to preserving this vibrant sector by working with community partners to support the sustainability of agriculture and food industries locally.
The Halton Region Agricultural Forum, being held on March 10, is an opportunity for members of the local farming and food industries to come together to share ideas and information about keeping the sector healthy and productive.
The theme for the 4th annual forum is “A Growing Future in Agriculture and Food” and will feature:
- Rene Van Acker – Associate Dean, External Relations, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, will present on “The Abundance of Career Opportunities in Agriculture and Food”; and
- Michael Wolfson – Food and Beverage Sector Specialist with The Food Starter Program, City of Toronto, will present on “Entrepreneurship – Another Career Avenue.”
What may not be obvious to young people, job seekers and entrepreneurs is the great need for skilled agricultural workers at every level. The forum will showcase the wide variety of career opportunities available, from primary agriculture to food processing and entrepreneurship. It will also provide participants an opportunity to network and share stories.
The forum is free to attend and will be held at the Gambrel Barn at Country Heritage Park in Milton on March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. To register or for more information, please visit halton.ca/farm or dial 311.
Through these types of educational opportunities, we can help ensure that Halton’s agricultural sector remains economically sustainable and our region remains a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.
Learn more about how Halton Region supports the agricultural sector and the Region’s Rural Agricultural Strategy by visiting halton.ca/agriculture.
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