Agriculture 150

For generations, agriculture has made significant contributions to Canada’s economy, food supply, environment and culture. On July 1, 1867, the federal Department of Agriculture was created and the first Minister of Agriculture was appointed. Today, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, provides leadership in the growth, development and sustainability of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.

Agriculture and agri-food is now a $100-billion industry: Canadian foods and beverages are found around the globe. Canada is the world’s fifth-largest exporter hitting new records every year. The agriculture and agri-food industry also employs 2.2 million Canadians (that's 1 in 8 jobs).

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Date Event Location
June 27, 2017 Swift Current Research and Development Centre Grazing and Forage Field Day Swift Current, Saskatchewan
June 29, 2017 Lethbridge Research and Development Centre Open House Lethbridge, Alberta
July 13, 2017 Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre (CSIDC) Annual Field Day Outlook, Saskatchewan
July 14, 2017 Beaverlodge Research Farm Centennial Open House Beaverlodge, Alberta
July 22, 2017 Agassiz Research and Development Centre Open House Agassiz, British Columbia
August 5, 2017 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Open House on Prince Edward Island Harrington, Prince Edward Island
August 19, 2017 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Open House in Fredericton Fredericton, New Brunswick
August 26, 2017 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Open House in Kentville Nova Scotia Kentville, Nova Scotia
September 16, 2017 Harrow Research and Development Centre Open House Harrow, Ontario
September 16, 2017 London Research and Development Centre Open House London, Ontario

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