Media Advisory - Today's and Tomorrow's Farms: Employment and Skills

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council holds its first national forum in Calgary

CALGARY, June 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) will hold its first national forum in Calgary, Alberta, on June 16, 2010.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts in the areas of employment and skills development within the field of primary agriculture from across Canada. Attendees will examine best practices so that agriculture producers can attract a qualified and motivated workforce that is sufficient to sustain profitable agriculture in Canada.

    Where:    Delta Bow Valley Hotel - Calgary, Alberta
    When:     June 16, 2010

CAHRC's Labour Market Information on Recruitment and Retention Report, published in June 2009, revealed that agricultural producers across the Country will require an additional 50,000 non-seasonal and 38,000 seasonal workers by the year 2013. The research also suggests that future employment needs vary by geographic region, by commodity and by occupation.

Led by industry and funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council was created in 2006 to address primary agriculture's most pressing challenges related to the recruitment and retention of farm labour and skills training for employers and employees. The work of the Council is guided by a Board of Directors that represents national commodity organizations or provincial/federal general farm organizations.


For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview please contact: Noëlla LeBlanc, Communications Coordinator, Tel: (613) 513-5173,

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