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Featured Events

TRANSITION SMART: Farmers to Processors

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Wellington County Museum

Agriculture Innovation Showcase

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Homewood Suites, St. Jacobs

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Homewood Suites, St. Jacobs


Innovation in Waterloo Region goes beyond mobile application development in corporate offices; in fact today’s farmer can rival a tech geek! Innovation in agriculture is happening in Waterloo Region and this event is intended to showcase our farmers and agriculture industry leaders. The theme of the event is “Innovation for Agriculture” and is designed to highlight the unique ways our farming community has applied technology to diversify, expand and grow their businesses. The focus of this event is to encourage stakeholders and entrepreneurs to spark discussions on the inclusivity of innovative technology in the agriculture industry, and identify areas of collaboration.

When purchasing tickets attendees choose one of two tour options

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast (Homewood Suites, St. Jacobs)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Minister Speaker, OMAFRA and Mayor Shantz provide welcoming remarks 
9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Student Engagement pitch session

Cultivators Tour 
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tour at Martin’s Apple Orchard
12:30-1:30 p.m. Tour Cribit Seeds and Lunch at Cribit Seeds
2:15 p.m. Keynote speaker (OMAFRA representative)

Barn Raiser Tour
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Elmira Produce Auction
12:30-1:30 p.m. Tour Wallenstein Supply and Feed and Lunch at Wallenstein Feed and Supply
2:15p.m.-2:45 p.m. Keynote speaker (OMAFRA representative)

3:30 p.m.
Arrival: Homewood Suites, St. Jacobs

Hosted by Woolwich Township. For further info: 519-669-1647

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/agriculture-innovation-showcase-tickets-36559844479