Northeastern Meat System Discussion

You’re invited to a discussion in cooperation for a stronger meat sector in the region

Eat Local Sudbury in cooperation with OMAFRA and the Rural Agri-Innovation Network, will be hosting in person and via webinar discussion on the status of the meat system in North Eastern Ontario, what can be done to address barriers to growth and to learn from others in the field with similar experiences.

November 23rd, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

AGENDA

  • 4:30-5:30 Presentation by Abra Brynne for BC Food Systems Network on process for change in British Columbia.  Abra comes from rural British Columbia where for over 6 years she worked hand in hand with farmer, processors and government to troubleshoot the regulatory barriers and challenges facing the rural meat system across the province. Through the work that she was involved in, solutions were found to improve market access of farm raised meats and a marriage between needs of agri-food businesses and regulatory bodies was found, providing functional solutions to system problems. Abra has a strong knowledge of rural meat systems and the obstacles that are faced by farmers trying to work within a system designed for urban centers rather than dispersed populations.
  • 5:30-6:00 Break for Dinner
  • 6:00-7:00 Evaluations process – Production, Processing, Distribution and Marketing. Going sub-sector by sub-sector, identifying the barriers to growth in the industry.
  • 7:00-8:00 Connecting the Dots – collaborative approach to building solutions. Identify specific tasks and strategies that we need to take on to overcome barriers to the meat system development.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE THERE

  • To learn strategies address barriers to growth in the sector
  • To discuss what is working and what isn’t working in the regional sector
  • To define collaborative solutions to challenges

WEBINAR LOCATIONS

Algoma Area – Algoma District Services Administration Board Head Office
1 Collver Rd. Thessalon, ON
Contact: David Thompson 705-942-7927 x3027
Sudbury / Nipissing Area – Verner OMAFRA Office
11790 Hwy 64. Verner, ON
Contact: Peggy Baillie 705-521-6717 x101
New Liskeard – The Roaster
115 10th St. Earlton, ON
Contact: NOFIA 705-647-4782
Manitoulin – LAMBAC Office
30 Meredith St. Gore Bay, ON
Contact: Maureen Strickland 705-282-3215

RSVP by November 20th

Northeastern meat system consultation invitation poster

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