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2024 Ag-Advocacy Forum

2024 Ag-Advocacy Forum

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 (8:30 AM - 1:30 PM) (MST)


In follow up to our previous ag-advocacy forums in 2018-2019, we are reconnecting to prioritize the top concerns and opportunities within the agriculture industry and be a part of creating solutions that will make a difference. 


8:15 am Doors Open

8:30 am Welcome and Introductions

8:35 am Current Agriculture Advocacy Policies

8:45 am Introduction and Overview of the Agri-Food Corridor 

  • Parliamentary Secretary for Agrifood Development, Grant Hunter, MLA for Cardston-Taber-Warner

9:15 am Workforce challenges and opportunities

  • Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council
  • Verge Economic Development

10:00 am Overview of current Government programs, funding and risk management solutions

  • Clayton Willoughby, Workforce Consultant, Jobs, Economy, and Trade
  • Marie Oxley, Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Agriculture and Irrigation
  • Daniel Graham, Product Knowledge and Pricing, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation

10:30 am - Break 

10:45 am - Honourable RJ Sigurdson, Minister of Agriculture & Irrigation

11:15 am - Roundtable discussion and discussion on next steps

  • Risk Management 
  • Irrigation 
  • Ag Education & Workforce Development 
  • Trade & Transportation 
  • Emerging Issues

12:30 pm - Virtual Address from Premier Danielle Smith, followed by lunch

Table Sponsors:

Event Partners

Labour Market Development funding provided by:

The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.

Les gouvernements de l’Alberta et du Canada travaillent en partenariat et financent conjointement des programmes et des services d’aide à l’emploi.


Free for the agriculture producers
RSVP required by Friday, February 16, 2024

Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede
Grandstand Ballroom
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7N1 Canada

Grandstand Ballroom

2055 21 Ave SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta

View the Stampede grounds map


Event Contact
Lisa Dressler
(403) 527-5182
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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 (8:30 AM - 1:30 PM) (MST)
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