“Farms at the Table” Conference: December 13 & 14, 2017

Farms at the Table Conference

The Farms at the Table Conference provides a forum to discuss opportunities for connecting with consumers. It also provides a venue for the agriculture industry to share strategies and information, and connect the dots between what each one of us contributes to help feed the world. Let’s come together at the table with ideas, enthusiasm and innovative recipes for success.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

7:00 PMOUR FOOD HAS A STORY: Competing for Attention in the Online World
Brought to you by Great Western Brewing Company
  1. Renee Kohlman, sweetsugarbean.com
  2. Lesley Kelly, High Heels & Canola Fields
  3. Ashlyn George, The Lost Girl’s Guide to Finding the World
For this year’s Table Talk session, Farm & Food Care has invited farming and food bloggers from across Saskatchewan to discuss their experiences connecting to consumers online through the written word. As more and more people start to engage in conversations online it can be difficult for agriculture share its message effectively. Our panel will be asked to comment on a variety of issues, such as: how they craft and promote their messages, what kind of conversations are they engaged in online and how they feel the ag industry is doing in communicating to non-farmers. We’ll be asking our audience to participate in an interactive conversation about how we all connect online.
8:30 PMContinue the Conversation: Evening Mixer
FFC SK is pleased to kick off the conference with a networking reception. Our Evening Mixer will allow our participants from across the industry to continue the conversation, network and build lasting relationships.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

8:00 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
Brought to you by Grain Millers
8:30 AMFarm & Food Care Saskatchewan: Welcome to Farms at the Table - Erwin Hanley, Chair of FFC SK
8:40 AMWelcome from the Ministry of Agriculture - Lee Auten, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs
8:50 AMFarm & Food Care Saskatchewan: Year in Review - Clinton Monchuk, Executive Director FFC SK
9:00 AMFood and Nutrition Trends in Today’s Marketplace Carolyn O’Neil, MS RD LD Brought to you by The French’s Food Company
10:00 AMNetworking Break
10:30 AMListening to Canadians Talk about Food: Live Consumer Panel
- Clinton Monchuk, Executive Director FFC SK
11:45 AMFarm Food 360 - Saskatchewan Grain Farm Collection Premiere
12:00 PMLunch & Networking Break
Brought to you by Federated Co-operatives Ltd.
1:00 PM Farm & Food Care Champion Award - Shannon Meyers and Erwin Hanley, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
1:15 PM Advancing Agriculture: Adapting to Consumer Trends Jeff Wildeman, Cargill Brought to you by Cargill
2:15 PM Networking Break
2:30 PMTranslating Farm to Food* Michele Payn, CauseMatters Corp. Connecting Gate to Plate
3:30 PMForging the Future: Next Steps and Closing - Adrienne Ivey, Rancher and AGvocate
*Michele Payn Book Signing of Food Truths from Farm to Table after the conference

Meet our Speakers



  The French's Food Company  Great Western Brewing 


Federated Co-operatives Ltd. Grain Millers


Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan  Livestock and Forage Centre for ExcellenceGovernment of Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture  Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission  Saskatchewan Egg Producers  SaskMilk  Saskatchewan Pork Development Board Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission


 New Life MillsO & T Farms Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce   Star Egg 



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