OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada is holding its
Policy Conference on February 2nd at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. The
theme for this year's conference is Dairy Farming for Tomorrow, and farmer delegates from all provinces will be in Ottawa to discuss
national policy and programs to continue growing and strengthening the
Canadian supply-managed dairy industry.
MP Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and
Agri-Food, will address delegates on behalf of the Government of Canada
in the morning.
DFC is pleased to have two keynote speakers this year: Dr. Bruce
Muirhead of Waterloo University and Dr. Hugh Campbell of the University
of Otago (New Zealand). The two professors have been working together
on an analysis of agricultural policy internationally, including the
sustainability and resiliency of Canada's supply management system.
A panel of three speakers will discuss communicating about farming in
the future, including trends driving consumer expectations. Dr. David
Fraser of the University of British Columbia, Dr. Brian Evans of the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Christina Crowley of the Young
Dairy Leaders Institute will speak about two-way communications between
farmers and consumers, as well as trends driving programs related to
food safety and biosecurity measures, animal welfare assurance and
other on-farm programs.
A detailed agenda, with various activities, can be found on our website
PowerPoint presentations will be posted on the website on February 3,
SOURCE DAIRY FARMERS OF CANADA (CORPORATE)
For further information:
Media interested in attending the meeting on Thursday February 2nd should contact:
Assistant Director, Strategic Communications
613-236-9997 x 2751
During the week of January 30 - 613-371-5023