In a dynamic global market, Canada’s agri-food sector generates more than $100 billion per year and employs one in nine Canadians. Here in our region, we have a diverse, thriving agri-food industry with some of the best farmland, food processing and developing technology capabilities in the world. The sector is constantly evolving, bringing new perspectives, solutions and jobs.

Business opportunities in this sector are growing and it’s important to be aware of the changes that are impacting this vital industry, including food waste, soil health & sustainability, equipment technology and careers in agriculture.

Presented by London Chamber of Commerce and Western Fair District

William Wang & Dan Nejman | Terra Optima at the Grove

Terra Optima leverages the power of nature and modern technologies to close the loop on food waste and restore our rapidly degraded soils.

This means transforming wastes into high-value products to improve agricultural efficiency, eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and preventing soil erosion for our future generations.

Nevin McDougall | A& L Laboratories Canada

A&L Laboratories is an innovative, research driven technology company focused on sustainable development. Through leading expertise, modern laboratory facilities and strong customer focus, A&L serves a wide range of industries including Agriculture, Environmental, Food & Pharma – globally.

In Agriculture, A&L provides comprehensive analytical services for soil, plant tissue, feed, fertilizer, and water. A&L’s services also include production recommendations, remote sensing and precision agriculture capabilities. A&L Biological Inc. focuses on research and development of biological compounds for use in agricultural production systems. The A&L Environmental division provides organic and inorganic chemistry and general chemistry using state of the art technology and methodology. For Food & Pharma, A&L provides analytical services for plant tissue, water, media and finished product. A&L’s services also include disease diagnostics, genetic analysis, production recommendations, and Plant Monitoring Program. The company operates three world class analytical laboratories serving clients throughout Canada, the U.S. and Internationally.

Fanshawe College Panel Discussion:

  • Larry Hertz – Vice President | Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA)
  • Lindsay Martens – HR Manager | Huron Tractor
  • Dan Howard – SCWI/ OYAP Supervisor | Fanshawe College

Moderated by Joe Dales, RH Accelerator

Changing Faces of Agriculture – September 2021

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