AGENDA

Tuesday, November 1: Beer Canada Reception 6:00 – 9:00 PM

6:50 PM

Welcome: Setting the stage for the Summit
Ron Bonnett, President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Opening Remarks from Beer Canada
Luke Harford, President, Beer Canada

Opening Remarks from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Parliamentary Secretary Poissant (remarks in French) and MP Pat Finnigan, Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (remarks in English)

Wednesday, November 2 Conference: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Registration & McCain Foods Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40 AM

Welcome:
Erin Gowriluk, Summit Chair, Alberta Wheat Commission

8:40 – 9:00 AM

Toward a National EFP: A brief presentation on the history of Canada’s EFP and why a national program is important
Jamie Hewitt, Acting Deputy Director, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Environment Policy Division

9:00 – 9:10 AM

Establishing a Framework: The integration of national indicators into regionally-based programs
Paul Watson, Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Director (ARECA)

9:10 – 10:40 AM

Strength in Diversity: Provincial panel highlighting the unique features of select EFPs in Canada

Facilitator: Andrew Graham, Executive Director, OSCIA

Panelists:
Quebec: Janylene Savard
Ontario: Andrew Graham
Alberta: Paul Watson
Prince Edward Island: JoAnn Pineau
British Columbia: Geoff Hughes-Games


On-Farm Verification
The Sustainable Farm & Food Plan
Protecting Species at Risk
Online Delivery
The EFP “Brand”

* Note: Each speaker will present for 10-15 minutes followed by a facilitated Q & A.

10:40 – 11:00 AM

Viresco Solutions Refreshment Break

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Why the EFP? A panel explores how the EFP can be used as a stand-alone program or integrated into a broader suite of sustainability programming.

Facilitator: Mike Slomp, Manager, Industry and Member Services, Alberta Milk

Panelists:
Eric Ritchie, McCains
Cheryl Schroeder, Dairy Farmers of Canada
Candace Vinke, Viresco Solutions


Potato Sustainability Initiative
ProAction
Role of the EFP in McDonald’s
Sustainable Beef Pilot

* Note: Each speaker will present for 10-15 minutes followed by a facilitated Q & A.

12:00 – 12:15 PM

“Steward of the Land” Sponsorship: Why sustainability matters to the Alberta Farm Sustainability Extension Working Group
Jolene Noble, Program Coordinator

12:15 – 1:30 PM

Fertilizer Canada Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch Feature:Dairy Farms + Demonstration
Jean-Michel Couture, Director Corporate Responsibility Projects, Groupe AGÉCO

1:30 – 2:15 PM

Results of Provincial and Territorial Benchmarking Project
Paul Watson, Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Director (ARECA) Markus Weber, Serecon

2:15 – 2:45 PM

Seeking Synergies:The CRSC & the NEFP
Fran Burr, Executive Director, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops

2:45 – 3:05 PM

“Steward of the Land” Sponsor: Integrating 4R Nutrient Management and the Canadian Field Print Calculator into the EFP: An Alberta pilot
Michelle Nutting, Manager, Agriculture Sustainability, Agrium Denis Tremorin, Director of Sustainability, Pulse Canada

3:05 – 3:25 PM

Serecon Refreshment Break

3:25 – 4:30 PM

Next Steps: A facilitated discussion with real time feedback on the path forward
Ron Bonnett, President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture