Artisanal Community Workshop

Save the Date - November 7, 2016 

Hilton Meadowvale, Mississauga - The Hazel McCallion Room

08:30 - Registration and Refreshments

9:30 - Morning Session Commences
  • Welcome Remarks – Henry Zantingh, Board Chair & Rob Dougans, President & CEO, CFO:  CFO’s Community Business Segment – Meeting Current and Emerging Consumer Markets & Customer Needs
  • Dr. Scott Gillingham, Canadian Regional Business Manager, Aviagen Inc.-  Early Chick Performance & Brooding Best Management Practices
  • Cory Van Groningen, Owner VG Meats & Ontario Independent Meat Processors Chair: Our History and How we are Growing our Business
  • Artisanal Chicken Farmer Round Table – Help shape the future of the Artisanal Chicken Program. Share experiences and learnings from your first growing season, and provide valuable insight into next year’s program 
11:30 - Local Fare Networking Lunch

12:30 - Afternoon Session Commences 

  • Agricultural Management Institute (AMI) presents the Top Seven Things Successful Farm Managers Do (and how they do it)
  • Providing Knowledge & Leadership to Help You Grow Your On-Farm Market Business - TBA
  • Denise Zaborowski, Manager Foodland Ontario - Consumer Attitudes Towards Local Food: Advice for Co-operative Marketing Opportunities
  • Building the Artisanal Chicken Brand Workshop – We want to hear from you! How would you incorporate the Artisanal Chicken brand into your marketing strategy? 
3:00 Closing Remarks