Municipal Agriculture Economic Development & Planning Forum | Ontario East

Municipal Agriculture Economic Development & Planning Forum

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, October 4, 2018 (All day)


REGISTRATION Deadline - September 24th

This forum is an opportunity for those involved in municipal and local economic development or planning who have agriculture and food (farming, food processing, agri-tourism, agri-business sector, and agri-entrepreneurship) in their portfolio to network, share successes and experience agriculture in Wellington County. Learn about resources targeted to the agricultural sector.

Detailed agenda coming soon.

Day 1 - TOUR

A full day Wellington County bus tour with local food lunch and dinner included.  Learn about different agriculture-related businesses and how you can support similar agriculture activities in your region. Tour locations include:

  • Angelstone International Show Jumping Tournaments
  • Rootham Gourmet Preserves
  • Strom's Farm and Bakery
  • Mapleton's Organic Dairy
  • Elora Brewing Company

Day 2 - FORUM

A full day of local food, networking and learning. Join us for speakers and panel presentations highlighting best practices from practitioners in Wellington County and beyond. Topics include:         

  • Revitalizing Rural Economic Development
  • How Municipalities Are Supporting Agriculture and Local Food
  • Welcoming Newcomers to Rural Communities
  • Planning + Economic Development: Tips for a Successful Journey
  • Legalizing Cannabis and Emerging Opportunities

Click HERE for more Information and to Register

Event Location: 
Wellington County Museum and Archives
0536 Wellington County Road 18
Fergus , Ontario  N1M 2W3