Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriRisk Initiatives 2017 Forum – Agenda

September 20-22, 2017 (Ottawa)

Day 1

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Session One

  • 8:30-9:00 Opening Remarks
    • Welcome and Introduction of co-moderators
      • Bruce Stephen (AAFC), Fabrice Nimpagaritse (AAFC), Heather Watson (FMC)
    • Keynote Speaker – Rt. Hon. Lawrence MacAulay
      • Minister of AAFC
  • 9:00-10:00 Canadian Agriculture in 2017
    • Demographics (TBD)
    • AAFC Land Suitability Model (TBD)
    • Changing Climate and Environment (TBD)
  • 10:00-10:20 Nutrition Break
  • 10:20-12:00 Forage Insurance
    • Hydrology Modelling
      • Alberta Federation of Agriculture (TBD)
      • Manitoba Forage and Grasslands Association (TBD)
    • NDVI Modelling
      • Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (TBD)
    • Satellite Modelling
      • Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (TBD)
      • Alberta Beef Producers (TBD)
    • Panel Discussion 
  • 12:00-1:30 Lunch Break

Session Two

  • 1:30-3:10 Disease Insurance
    • Bio-Security and Insurance
      • Équipe québécoise de contrôle des maladies avicoles (TBD)
      • Chicken Farmers of Ontario (TBD)
    • Reciprocal Insurance
      • Canadian Egg Industry Reciprocal Alliance (TBD)
      • Poultry Insurance Exchange Reciprocal Canada (TBD)
    • Emergency Disease Management
      • Alberta Chicken Producers (TBD)
    • Panel Discussion
  • 3:10-3:30 Nutrition Break
  • 3:30-4:45 Financial Projects
    • Credit Insurance
      • Canadian Federation of Agriculture (TBD)
    • New Risk Management Tools
      • Western Hog Exchange (TBD)
      • Canadian Pork Council (TBD)
      • Grain Farmers of Ontario (TBD)
    • Panel Discussion
  • 4:45-5:00 Wrap-up and Close Day 1

Day 2

Thursday September 21, 2017

Session Three

  • 8:30-9:00 Opening Remarks
    • Indigenous Elder (TBD)
    • Review of Day 1 (TBD)
    • Introduction of Day 2 Co-Moderators
      • Scott Ross (CFA) and Julie Rochon (AAFC)
  • 9:00-10:00 Indigenous and Northern Agriculture
    • Federal Engagement
      • Engagement and Opportunities (TBD)
    • Community-Based Projects
      • National Indigenous Agriculture Association (TBD)
      • Quebec Farmers Association (TBD)
    • Panel Discussion
  • 10:00-10:20 Nutrition Break
  • 10:20-11:40 Risk Assessments
    • Newfoundland Federation of Agriculture (TBD)
    • Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture (TBD)
    • Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (TBD)
    • British Columbia Agricultural Council (TBD)
    • Panel Discussion  
  • 11:40-12:00 Guest Speaker (TBD)
  • 12:00-1:30 Lunch Break

Session Four

  • 1:30-3:10 Decision Support Tools
    • General Farm Level Support Tools
      • Farm Credit Canada (TBD)
      • Farm Management Canada (TBD)
    • Commodity-Based Support Tools
      • Alberta Wheat Commission (TBD)
      • Canadian Organic Growers (TBD)
    • Environmental Support Tools
      • Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (TBD)
    • Panel Discussion
  • 3:10-3:30 Nutrition Break
  • 3:30-4:45 Federal-Provincial Administrative Capacity Building Projects
    • AgroMeteo (TBD)
    • Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (TBD)
    • Quebec Pork (TBD)
    • Panel Discussion
  • 4:30-4:45 Wrap-up and Close Day 2 (TBD – AAFC)

Day 3

Friday, September 22, 2017

Session Five

  • 8:30-8:40 Opening Remarks
    • Review of Day 2 (TBD)
  • 8:40-9:10 Government Perspective
    • Canadian Agricultural Partnerships
      • Andrew Goldstein (AAFC)
  • 9:10-10:00 Industry Perspective
    • ReInsurance Providers (TBD)
    • Financial Institutions (TBD)
    • Insurance Providers (TBD)
  • 10:00-10:20 Nutrition Break
  • 10:20-11:20 Academic Perspective
    • University of Manitoba – Guy Carpenter Research Chair (TBD)
    • Université Laval (TBD)
    • University of Saskatchewan (TBD)
    • University of British Columbia (TBD)
    • Cornell University (TBD)
  • 11:20-12:00 Questions and Answers Panel Discussion    
    • Open forum panel discussion (TBD)
  • 12:00-12:30 Wrap Up and Closing Statements
    • Bruce Stephen (AAFC)

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