By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
Animal welfare and environmental stewardship are considered buzzwords in agriculture and are important topics to understand. Farm & Food Care Ontario has planned a two day forum with the theme “Cultivating a Sustainable Future” which will address key topics – farm animal welfare and the environment.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to provide input into what they think are the main ingredients needed in order to ensure a sustainable farming future for Ontario. These discussions will be documented and will assist the organization in providing a framework for its two advisory councils.
The following is the breakdown of the two days of the forum:
Day One (Feb. 12) – Farm Animal Care
•Discuss the topic of euthanasia – Dr. Jan Shearer, Iowa State University
Day Two (Feb. 13) – Environmental Stewardship
•Discuss the topic of environmental stewardship as a shared responsibility - Yves LeClerc, McCain Foods
More information about the forum can be found at: https://farmfoodcare.wildapricot.org