Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
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Ottawa Valley Farm Show, EY Centre,
Show Office #3
4899 Uplands Drive
Ottawa, ON

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Mary Thornley 

CAMA / CAFA / OIA Meeting
at Ottawa Valley Farm Show

Guest Speakers: Debra Hauer (AgriLMI Manager) and
Tracy Biernacki-Duzsa (AgriSkills Manager)
Topic:  Agri Workforce Issues and Tools to Support Success.

 Join CAMA, CAFA & OIA members for a meeting at the Ottawa Valley Farm Show with guest speakers from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council. 

Topic: Agri Workforce Issues and Tools to Support Success.

What You'll Learn
This session will be delivered by both Debra Hauer (AgriLMI Manager) and Tracy Biernacki-Duzsa (AgriSkills Manager), and will include a mix of information sharing, video presentation, and discussion about the current and future needs of the agriculture and agri-food workforce.

The Canadian agriculture and agri-food system contributes $108 billion dollars to Canada’s economy. The agriculture and agri-food sector has been identified as a high growth sector that can drive the Canadian economy in the future. However, pervasive workforce shortages experienced by businesses across the province mean significant risks to the sector’s current competitiveness, future sustainability, and growth potential. The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council has recently conducted Labour Market Information research to quantify on-farm workforce shortages and their impacts in Ontario. The findings indicate that producers are experiencing record job vacancies and extensive losses in sales, which are expected to worsen over the next ten years.

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council’s AgriSkills Program offers practical, targeted training options that address agriculture's biggest workforce challenges and support the development of a productive, profitable business. AgriSkills was developed with the help of experts, producers, and small-business owners from commodity groups across Canada, and designed to help farms meet national standards of safety, competency and productivity. Through a range of resources, including workshops, webinars, videos, e-learning, curriculum and on-the-job training, AgriSkills provides HR tools and training for farm advisors, supervisors and managers.

Event Details

Date:       Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time:       8:00am - 10:00am
Location:  Show Office #3, Ottawa Valley Farm Show, EY Centre

Schedule of Events
8:00am     Registration and hot breakfast
8:45am     Welcome and overview of CAMA, OIA and CAFA
9:00am     Guest speaker presentation
10:00am   End of event

Cost(HST included in prices)
CAMA, CAFA & OIA Members - $30
Non-members - $40