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Agri-Food Sector Strategy Meeting

Together with Genome Canada and the other Genome Centres, Genome Prairie hosted a workshop to develop a national strategy for agricultural genomics. This workshop took place in Winnipeg from February 28 to March 1, 2013. It gathered leading research, industry and government stakeholders to identify and discuss key priorities for the sector. View summaries of the presentations delivered by workshop participants below.

Industry Keynote Speaker – Challenges in the Crop Value Chain
Speaker: Janice Tranberg, Vice President, Western Canada, CropLife CanadaView a summary of Ms. Tranberg’s presentation here.
Transformative Creativity: Rethinking Competitiveness in Canada’s Agri‐Food Sector
Speaker: Vincent Amanor‐Boadu, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State UniversityView Dr. Amanor-Boadu’s slideshow here.
Challenges in the Livestock Value Chain
Speaker: John Webb, Director of Emerging Science, Maple Leaf FoodsView Dr. Webb’s slideshow here.
Promise of the Genomics Crop Value Chain
Speaker: Daryl J. Somers, Research Director, Vineland Research and Innovation CentreView Dr. Somers’s slideshow here.
Livestock and the Promise of Genomics
Speaker: Dr. Graham Plastow, CEO, Livestock GentecView a summary of Dr. Plastow’s presentation here.

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