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Northern ag forum slated for October


By: Northern Ontario Business staff

Agriculture stakeholders will gather in Sudbury in October for a roundtable discussion about how to collaborate on agricultural research in Northern Ontario. (FILE PHOTO)
Agriculture stakeholders will gather in Sudbury in October for a roundtable discussion about how to collaborate on agricultural research in Northern Ontario. (FILE PHOTO)

Northern Ontario farmers are being invited to participate in a two-day forum to discuss the future of agriculture in the North.

The Northern Ontario Agriculture Roundtable is scheduled to take place Oct. 28-29 at the Holiday Inn in Sudbury. The goal is to set a collaborative framework for agricultural research in Northern Ontario.

Participants will include the agricultural research stations in Thunder Bay, New Liskeard and Emo; the province’s agriculture and northern development ministries; and various Northern Ontario commodity groups, funding agencies and agricultural research organizations.

The forum is the first initiative to be hosted by the Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance (NOFIA), which was formalized last spring. NOFIA’s focus will be on advocacy, research and innovation, and the development of agricultural products through to commercialization.

NOFIA aims to represent interests of those in the agricultural sector across Northern Ontario, and has representation from Powassan, Cochrane, and Temiskaming; Thunder Bay, Rainy River, Algoma, and Manitoulin are other target areas.

For more information, or to register, visit www.nofia-agri.com.

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