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CHC to lead working session on innovation and science in conjunction with 2009 AGM


February 2, 2009
By Canadian Horticultural Council

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February 2, 2009, Ottawa, Ont. – If you have a keen interest in
research, would like to participate in a strategic assessment of
research and innovation needs for horticulture in Canada, then plan to
join us in Calgary on March 3, 2009 for a special event being held in
conjunction with the Canadian Horticultural Council’s 87th Annual
General Meeting.

February 2, 2009, Ottawa, Ont. – If you have a keen interest in research, would like to participate in a strategic assessment of research and innovation needs for horticulture in Canada, then plan to join us in Calgary on March 3, 2009 for a special event being held in conjunction with the Canadian Horticultural Council’s 87th Annual General Meeting.
 
The facilitated session will include an update from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on Growing Forward’s Canadian Agri-Innovations Program and components intended to enhance sector productivity, profitability and competitiveness, and a presentation from Pulse Canada on developing and implementing a successful research and innovation strategy.
 
Breakout sessions will assess research and innovation needs in key areas, including:

  • Waste management
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Quality of life
  • Consumer expectations
  • Food safety
  • Systems (i.e.: production/extension)

The session will establish a framework for moving forward with a science cluster for horticulture.
 
Advance registration is required and additional details may be accessed at www.hortcouncil.ca.
For additional information, please contact Amy Argentino (613-226-4880, ext. 208) or David Sangster (902-662-3306).

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