Innovation

At a summit in Toronto, Minister McMeekin congratulates Michelle Scott (left) and Wendy Baker (right) on winning the Retail Council of Canada’s Grand Prix award for best new product.

At a summit in Toronto, Minister McMeekin congratulates Michelle Scott (left) and Wendy Baker (right) on winning the Retail Council of Canada’s Grand Prix award for best new product.

Minister McMeekin chats with Henrique Alvim of Alvim Fine Foods at a summit in Toronto on November 30, 2012 to help producers and processors increase competitiveness of the agri-food sector.

Minister McMeekin chats with Henrique Alvim of Alvim Fine Foods at a summit in Toronto on November 30, 2012 to help producers and processors increase competitiveness of the agri-food sector.

Cindy and Kevin Hope are passionate about their dairy goat farm. Their business has evolved from shipping goat milk to a line of meat products, soap, yogurt and more than a dozen flavoured cheeses. In 2010, they constructed a 6,000 square foot processing facility to meet increasing consumer demand for their products. The next year, they added a new vat for yogurt production, opened a retail store and introduced agri-tours on the farm. Today, their Cross Wind Farm products sell across the province and the Hopes share their knowledge by offering a number of hands-on courses and agri-education experiences. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a farmer for a day or wonder how cheese is made - Cross Wind Farms can show you how.

 

Read more about the most recent winners of the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation.

Workshop on Agriculture, Food and the Triple Bottom Line

Workshop held July 20, 2012 at the University of Guelph.

  • Session 1 - Environmental Sustainability in Agriculture and Food (session 1 - audio)
  • Session 2 - Where are the Profits and Opportunities in the Agriculture and Food Sector? (session 2 - audio)
  • Session 3 - Agriculture and Food and the Public Good: Today and Tomorrow (session 3 - audio)

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