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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July 12 - 15, 2017 Colonial Days Fair Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
July 13, 2017 Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre (CSIDC) Annual Field Day Outlook, Saskatchewan
July 13, 2017 Mapping agriculture from space: Is it really rocket science? Ottawa, Ontario
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 24, 2017 Ergot: An ancient enemy and modern friend Ottawa, Ontario
August 26, 2017 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Open House in Kentville Nova Scotia Kentville, Nova Scotia
September 10, 2017 Open house at the Quebec City Research and Development Centre Quebec City, Quebec
September 10, 2017 Open house at the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
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 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
November 9, 2017 Five microfungi that changed the world Ottawa, Ontario

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