Farm & Food Care PEI Workshop

Our First Annual Farm & Food Care Workshop was held on April 13th, 2018 and was a success! We are looking forward to our Second Annual Farm & Food Care Workshop that will be held in April 2019!  

April 13, 2018

Murchison Centre

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome from the FFCSC Chair – David Mol
9:10 Farm & Food Care PEI Report – Kayla Nieuwhof
9:20 Crystal MacKay: “Public Trust in Food and Farming – A Report Card for Today and Plans for Tomorrow” Crystal Mackay is the President of the new Canadian Centre for Food Integrity, with the mandate to help our food system earn trust.  Why are we having the discussion on public trust and what does it mean for everyone in the food system from farm to table?  Crystal will provide new research on what Canadians think about their food and their expectations for transparency from farm through to grocery and restaurants.
10:20 Networking Break
10:40 PEI Agvocates Panel:  Patrick Ledwell Islanders who actively advocate for PEI food and food production will share how they engage in positive conversations about food and farming.
  • Morgan Smallman - J and J Farms
  • Jamie MacPhail - ADL
  • Chef ILona Daniels - Culinary Institute of Canada
  • Mike LaFortune - Dexter Cattle Company
11:45 Lunch Program
12:45 Food & Farming Champion Award
1:00 Nancy Beth Guptill – Real Dirt on Farming Speaker Training Do people ask you questions about food and farming?  Do you want to learn more about telling your farm story to those who are not involved in agriculture and food production?  The Real Dirt on Farming Speaker Training is based on the Real Dirt on Farming publication which addresses top areas of interest identified by consumers.
4:00 Closing Remarks