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Agri-Food Sector Strategy Meeting

March 14, 2013

Together with Genome Canada and the other Genome Centres, Genome Prairie hosted a workshop to develop a national strategy for agricultural genomics.  This workshop took place in Winnipeg from February 28 to March 1, 2013.  It gathered leading research, industry and government stakeholders to identify and discuss key priorities for the sector.  View summaries of the presentations delivered by workshop participants below.


Industry Keynote Speaker – Challenges in the Crop Value Chain
Speaker: Janice Tranberg, Vice President, Western Canada, CropLife Canada

View a summary of Ms. Tranberg's presentation here.

Dr. Vincent Amanor-Boadu

Transformative Creativity: Rethinking Competitiveness in Canada's Agri‐Food Sector
Speaker: Vincent Amanor‐Boadu, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University

View Dr. Amanor-Boadu's slideshow here.

Mr. John Webb

Challenges in the Livestock Value Chain
Speaker: John Webb, Director of Emerging Science, Maple Leaf Foods

View Dr. Webb's slideshow here.

Dr. Daryl Somers

Promise of the Genomics Crop Value Chain
Speaker: Daryl J. Somers, Research Director, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

View Dr. Somers's slideshow here.

Dr. Graham Plastow

Livestock and the Promise of Genomics
Speaker: Dr. Graham Plastow, CEO, Livestock Gentec

View a summary of Dr. Plastow's presentation here.