Date: October 20-22, 2019
Location: Kelowna, BC
Farming and food systems have played a role in climate change, but they can be the solution too. Re-shaping and modernizing food production, finance and distribution models offers the potential for agriculture to become a powerful positive influence on the natural environment.
Some very special farmers across Canada are already proving this concept in their fields. Through agroecology and low-input farming, the growing movement around regenerative agriculture is showing how farmers can sequester carbon in soils, restore diversity and profitability on farms, and grow healthier food ingredients.
The network of presenters includes thought leaders from across Canada and global agriculture with subject matter expertise to support policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs and ultimately farmland owners to create and support new sustainable and regenerative food production options for Canadian agriculture.
Lobbyists, farm groups, trade associations, large corporate interests and other traditional stakeholders in Canadian agriculture have struggled to present a positive message to government and public interests about the current challenges facing the industry.
Our goal is to create a safe place for stakeholders to explore the trends in global agriculture that threaten some models of farming and food distribution, and also to build on the fast-growing movement of regenerative agriculture and continue exploring how it addresses the modern challenges of the planet.
Attendees of the Summit will leave feeling inspired and supported, with a new community of professional agriculturalists, evolved food innovators and many others who share the values of supporting locally-grown, safe and nutritious food for all.