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February 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Can you imagine a world without french fries, potato chips or poutine? Without potato farmers, you might have to! With climate change and the cost of production putting more and more pressure on farmers, local potato producers are asking: how do we keep growing your favourite foods?
Join us in the UofG Arboretum on Wednesday, February 1st from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm to hear from three Ontario potato growers who provide very different approaches to this question. Come for the discussion, and stay for free coffee and snacks!
This in-person knowledge exchange between potato farmers in Ontario and students and professors at the University of Guelph aims to share lessons regarding sustainable best practices for potato production, spotlighting challenges within the sector and opening conversation and dialogue on the need to innovate (i.e., technology, labour, skills and information) to build resilience capacity regarding climate change consequences.
Registration is open to the first 70 participants including students, professors, OMAFRA officers and farmers who are interested in understanding and addressing sustainability challenges within the agricultural sector in Ontario.
The event will be lead by graduated students at the University of Guelph, and is supported by the Arrell Food Institute scholar.