2017

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    • 11:00 am - 01:00 pm

    • RBC Convention Centre - Main Floor


    • 01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

    • The Business of Innovation

      How does the business of innovation apply to agriculture and food? The benefits of investments in scientific advancement are only fully realized when they reach the end user.

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      Bill Aimutis

      Bill is currently a Research Fellow and Global Director of External Innovation for Cargill,

      Rohit Shukla

      Rohit Shukla is chief executive

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    • 08:30 am - 09:15 am

    • Breakfast Keynote - Quality Versus Quantity and the Implication to Food Security

      Food security does not necessarily ensure nutrition security. Access to nutrient-dense foods, particularly in low and middle income countries, is difficult. All sectors involved in the food and nutrition value chain need to work together to achieve research-driven incremental improvements and disruptive innovations.

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      Regina Moench-Pfanner

      Regina Moench-Pfanner

    • 09:15 am - 09:21 am

    • The Science of Protein Production

      As the global population grows to 9 billion by 2040, the demand for protein will double. What advancements in genetics and breeding support the demand for more protein?

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    • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

    • Plenary Session - Smart Farms

      In 2016, a smart farm was established on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation reserve (OCN in Opaskwayak, Manitoba), which grew vegetables using hydroponic technologies originally developed in South Korea. When functional vegetables are affordable and readily available, communities stand a better chance fighting against a number of chronic diseases. How can we implement similar systems to provide greater food security to northern communities across Canada and beyond?

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      Chu Won Nho

      After I earned Ph.D. degree at University of Illinois at

      Miyoung Suh

      Dr. Miyoung Suh is Associate Professor in the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She

    • 12:15 pm - 01:15 pm

    • Lunch Keynote - Ending Hunger is Within Our Grasp

      Today the world is richer and healthier than the status quo from only a few decades ago. Since 1990, hunger and poverty have decreased while agricultural production has doubled. Major strides have been taken to support feeding 9 billion people. Is ending hunger now within our reach? What can we do to maintain our momentum in the fight against malnutrition?

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      Catherine Ann Bertini

      Catherine Bertini, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public

    • 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    • Kelburn Farms, Richardson International - Ritchot, Manitoba & Mennonite Heritage Village - Steinbach, Manitoba


    • 09:15 am - 10:30 am

    • The Science of Protein Production - Nutrigenomics/Nutrigenetics

      Nutrigenetic companies are masters at marketing innovative food concepts. Companies in this space are ahead of the curve with regards to their research and innovation, but are their claims sufficiently evidence-based? How can we ensure careful and deliberate steps are taken in the development of processes to ensure these companies are following scientifically sound principles?

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      Peter J.H. Jones

      Peter J.H. Jones, Canada Research Chair in Functional Foods and

      Iwona Rudkowska

      Dr. Iwona Rudkowska is an Assistant professor in the

      Zohar Kerem

      Kerem’s research team is leading and

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    • 08:30 am - 09:15 am

    • Breakfast Keynote - Food Safety and an Accessible Food Supply

      How do we address and combat emerging diseases and zoonotics affecting our farmlands? We’ll look at the farm to fork and one health concepts; role of industry and producers; and issues related to market access and regulations.

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      Harpreet S. Kochhar

      Dr. Harpreet S. Kochhar was appointed Canada’s delegate to the World Organisation for Animal Health in

    • 09:15 am - 10:30 am

    • Plenary Session - Building Sustainability into Animal Systems

      Today, there are 7.3 billion people in the world. Together, we're consuming 1.6 times what our world can naturally supply. By 2050, there will be 9 billion of us and double the need to feed.
      How will we raise enough livestock without increasing the land capacity and resources we currently have? Learn how key stakeholders, policymakers, retailers and researchers are needed to build long-term solutions so we can increase the amount of food we make while freezing our global footprint.

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      Tim Lambert

      Tim has worked his entire career in Agriculture. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1983 with an Honours

      Frank Mitloehner

      Frank Mitloehner is a Professor and Air Quality

      Carlos Saviani

      Carlos Saviani is a third-generation Brazilian-Italian, so food has always been a key component in his life. Born in Sao

    • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

    • Plenary Session - Big Data and Ag Tech

      What does big data have to do with farming, food production and human health? The agricultural industry has embraced the integration of technology and advanced analytics to help optimize their everyday systems and reduce waste in every way. The question is: how is technology changing the agricultural game, and how will the industry make the most of big data? 

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      Wade Barnes

      As one of the foremost agronomists in North America,

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    • 08:30 am - 10:40 am

    • Plenary Session - The Role of Science and Policy to Ensure Future Agriculture Industry Stability and Food Security

      Advancements in science and technology are constant, thanks to the bright minds behind new research and innovations. During this panel session, we’ll discuss how science and policy play together to pave a path towards a sustainable future.

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      Cam Dahl

      Cam has significant experience in Canadian agriculture. Immediately prior to joining Cereals Canada Cam held the post of

      Steven G. Pueppke

      Steven G. Pueppke currently serves as Professor of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University.

      Crystal MacKay

      Crystal is the CEO for Canadian Centre for Food Integrity with a vision for building

      Michael A. Grusak

      Dr. Mike Grusak is a USDA, Agricultural Research Service scientist and the Center Director of the Red River Valley

    • 12:30 pm - 01:15 pm

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    • 01:15 pm - 05:00 pm

    • Industry Tours

      Learn more about the solutions being created here in Manitoba through tours at:
      - Composites Innovation Centre
      - Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals and Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine
      - Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI) and Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre