Spring 2021

It has been a year of change. We are feeling pretty optimistic that this summer will feel a bit more ‘normal’ (if somewhat modified), with the COVID-19 vaccination rate in this province going up. We are sure looking forward to in-person networking again!  

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered many adjustments in the way we do business at Ag-West Bio. Next week, our annual meeting will be a hybrid event. A small group (board, staff and presenters) will gather at Innovation Place, with the majority of participants tuning in online. The topic is The Power of Partnerships: building an agri-value ecosystem in Saskatchewan. Read more about the topic and speaker lineup and be sure to join us for the event!

The pandemic led to a lot of creative thinking, which in turn led to new initiatives: New training programs through the ABIC Foundation (Beyond Entrepreneurship: Building an Agri-Value Business), the new ABIC Speaker Series (be sure to join our Fall 2021 ABIC event with Dr. Jennifer Doudna, Nobel Prize winning, co-inventor of CRISPR!)

Two brand new online resources are being launched: Sask Agrisource is a website containing a database of over 600 organizations with Saskatchewan activities; and the AWB StartUP Platform, an online tool for entrepreneurs who are in the early stages of building agri-value companies. Watch for more information!

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ARTICLES

  • Ag-West Bio’s Annual Meeting explores the power of partnership

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  • An interview with Curtis Frank of Maple Leaf Foods: a focus on food security and sustainability

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  • Farm to bottle: Black Fox Farms brings unique flavour from their fields to your glass

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  • Parkerview Brews is making Kombucha mainstream

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  • Okanagan Specialty Fruits now offering lab services

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  • Ag-West Bio launches Sask Agrisource database, a new resource for Saskatchewan’s agri-value sector

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  • Research snapshots shed light on the Diverse Field Crops Cluster research activities

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  • From commodity supplier to plant-based food leader

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  • Celebrating 100 years of horticulture at USask

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  • BIOTECanada Gold Leaf Awards

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  • Saskatoon region one step closer to agribusiness investment

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  • The first Canadian reference barley genome: a gift beer drinkers can toast

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  • On-site calving rotations mark a first for USask

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  • Boosting beef production through better biology approaches

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