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Sustaining the Rural Economy - AGM & Conference    Thu Mar 27, 2008, Charlottetown, PE

PEI ADAPT Council Annual General Meeting and Conference

The Mission of the PEI ADAPT Council and ACAAF is to assist the agriculture and agri-food industry adapt to new challenges and opportunities and support innovative ways of doing business. Join us at our AGM/Conference for an engaging discussion on how to create a sustainable, consumer focussed agri-food sector that will contribute to a vibrant rural economy and a healthy society.

Thursday March 27, 2008
Delta Prince Edward Hotel
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Annual General Meeting
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Conference Registration and ADAPT Project Showcase
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conference Featuring:
Developing PEI Culinary and Agriculture Tourism,
Branding PEI’s Distinctive and Unique Attributes,
Opportunities and Potential for Maritime Agriculture,
Renewable Energy for PEI Opportunities and Realities,
Renewable & Community Owned Energy for PEI
4:00- 5:00 Networking and Project Showcase
5:30 -6:00 Reception
6:00 -8:30 Dinner with Keynote Speakers:

ADAPT provides funding, to the agriculture and agri-food industry for projects designed to foster solutions to emerging issues, capture market opportunities, and advance policy development. If you have an idea to share or a project proposal to explore then come to this event and/or call the PEI ADAPT Council.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS FREE and is open to anyone with an interest in the future of the Island’s agriculture and agri-food production. However, pre-registration is necessary as space is limited. The evening dinner is $25. To register call: 368-2005 or email:adapt (at)

Conference Agenda
8:00 - 9:30 ADAPT AGM Business Meeting

9:30 - 10:00 Coffee, Registration and Project Showcase

10:00 - 10:30 Rupert Downing, CCEDnet - Agri-Community Development ‘Growing Hope’

10:30 - 11:15 Developing PEI Culinary and Agriculture Tourism
Judy Bertling, Pioneer Farm & PEI Agri-tourism Club
David MacKay - Global Trends and Island Opportunities
Barry Balsom, Arlington Orchards

11:15 - 12:00 Branding PEI’s Distinctive and Unique Attributes
Raymond Loo, JAS and UAE Marketing Success Stories
Cathleen Kneen, Food System Analyst

12:00- 1:30 Lunch
Awards Ceremony: Announcing the finalists and winner of the:
2007 ‘Taste Our Island Award.’
Presented by: PEI Lieutenant Governor, Honourable Barbara Hagerman

Frazer Hunter, Knoydart Farm, Merigomish, Pictou Co. Nova Scotia
‘Opportunities and Potential for Maritime Agriculture.’

1:30 - 2:45 Renewable Energy for PEI Opportunities and Realities
Peter Boswall: PEI Dept of Agr; Biomass Heating Facilities
Kevin Shiell, Centre for Excellence in Agriculture and Biotechnological Sciences
Richard McEwen, CRA Engineers; Biofuel Options-Efficiencies & Costs

2:45 - 4:00 Renewable & Community Owned Energy for PEI
Gerard Mol - Pure Plant Oil
John Jamieson, PEI Federation of Agriculture (Agr. Interests/Issues)
David Daughton, Canadian Community Economic Development Network
Co-ops &Community Networking

4:00- 5:00 Networking and Project Showcase

5:30 - 6:00 Reception

6:00 - 8:30 - Dinner (at cost and/or by invitation) with keynote speakers:
Rupert Downing, Cathleen Kneen, and Frazer Hunter
Phil Ferraro and Nancy Willis
Institute for Bioregional Studies Ltd.
114 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island Canada C1A 4S3
Permaculture, Community Development, and Leadership Training


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