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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Upcoming events

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September 14, 2017 Our silent workforce – Insect pollinators Ottawa, Ontario
September 16, 2017 Harrow Research and Development Centre Open House Harrow, Ontario
September 16, 2017 London Research and Development Centre Open House London, Ontario
September 23, 2017 Summerland Research and Development Centre Open House Summerland, British Columbia
September 30, 2017 Open house at the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre Sherbrooke, Quebec
September 30, 2017 Guelph Research and Development Centre Open House Guelph, Ontario
October 12, 2017 Celebrating 150th birthday: A novel bacterial species named after Canada Ottawa, Ontario
October 14, 2017 Open House at the Saint-Hyacinthe Research and Development Centre Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
November 9, 2017 Five microfungi that changed the world Ottawa, Ontario

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