License to Farm: video and discussion at U of S

Date: September 30, 2016

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Rm #103Physics Building –116 Science Place, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK

Canada is a world leader in agriculture and food production. But farming doesn’t look the same as it did a hundred, fifty, or even ten years ago. Farmers are producing more with less, using more efficient and sustainable practices than ever before.

So why do consumers carry so much doubt around the way their food is produced? When did fear begin to trump science and fact when it comes to food production – and how do we earn back that valuable consumer confidence?

This powerful documentary was produced by SaskCanola to explore the truth behind common misconceptions of agriculture production in Canada, while empowering farmers to stand up and advocate for their social license to farm.

Please join in a discussion with our panelists following the video: 

Wilf Keller – President & CEO, Ag-West Bio
Blaine Chartrand – Program Head, BioScience Technology, Sask Polytechnic
Shayla Hertz –  U of S College of Agriculture & Bioresources alumnus / farmer
Kishor Wasan –  Dean, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, U of S
Moderator: Janice Tranberg –  Executive Director, SaskCanola

This event is free, but please help us to prepare by registering:


Hosted by:

Event supporters:
POS Bio-Sciences
U of S College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Ag-West Bio
BioTalent Canada

This is a Global Biotech Week event 


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