Royal Agricultural Winter FairNovember 8, 2017

Local Food Symposium - Fall 2017

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

39 Manitoba Dr
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
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Mark your calendars! On Wednesday November 8, 2017 the Greenbelt Fund will be hosting a Local Food Symposium at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

The Greenbelt Fund Local Food Symposium is an opportunity for stakeholders across the food value chain to participate in new and novel conversations about how to get more fresh, local food onto Ontarians' plates. 

Featuring a Keynote Address from former Deputy Secretary of the USDA and Executive Director of George Washington University's Food Institute, Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, the Symposium will include expert panels on every aspect of local food. 

Registration includes a full day of thought-provoking sessions, followed by the Local Food Champion Awards and Reception, as well as access to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.



K= keynote
M= moderator
P= panelist


8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome and Overview of the day
9:15 am - 9:30 am Honourable Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
9:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote Speaker Dr. Kathleen Merrigan
10:00 am - 11:00 am Plenary Panel - Food Hubs & Connecting the Local Food Value Chain: Measuring Success
11:15 am - 11:30 am Refreshment Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Local Lunch with Ali Hassan
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Moderated Networking Sessions
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Plenary Panel - The Future of Local Food
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Local Food Champion and Closing Remarks
5:00 pm Reception