Tales from outerspace: Colonel Chris Hadfield at GrowCanada conference

CALGARY, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - How far is one willing to go to inspire global awareness? Very far, if your name is Colonel Chris Hadfield.

GrowCanada conference delegates will hear from one of Canada's most inspiring and influential people, as Colonel Chris Hadfield shares lessons learned throughout his remarkable career in the fields of leadership, teamwork, collaboration, science and technology.

Colonel Hadfield was the first Canadian to take on the position of commander of the International Space Station. During his five-month expedition he became a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to share his experience and make outer space accessible to millions.

"Colonel Hadfield is an excellent example of leadership and the importance of working together towards a common goal," says Jay Bradshaw, president of Syngenta Canada, generous supporter of GrowCanada. "We are honoured to have him here with us at GrowCanada, as our industry continues to build a vibrant agricultural sector that contributes to a better world."

The annual GrowCanada conference is Canada's premier agricultural event, providing a platform to connect with industry leaders from across the country, explore cutting edge insight and build a stronger, more vibrant agricultural sector that ultimately contributes to a better world.

This year's conference under the theme Ag matters, Be bold, act now, is being held at the Hyatt Regency Calgary from December 3 to 5.

More information about the GrowCanada partnership and conference can be found online at www.growcanadaconference.ca/.

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For further information:

Nadine Sisk
Vice-president, communications and member services
CropLife Canada
613-218-6063
siskn@croplife.ca