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

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

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

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

Potato Sustainability Initiative
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