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Speaking Up: Food – Prices, Security and Corporate Control
March 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Who are the main players of the agricultural supply chain, where are the pressure points, and how does this impact you? Where do various industries and labour intersect? And what solutions are available?
How can we create a secure and delicious food system for all Canadians? There are concrete actions over the next 10 years that will reduce our dependence on multinational corporations and reduce farming’s ecological footprint. The results – Canadian agriculture is more sustainable, food supplies are more dependable, farm incomes are higher, and greenhouse gas emissions are lower.
Katie Ward is a 9th generation family farmer from West Carleton-March, Ontario. With her husband, Mathieu-Andre Chiasson, she raises sheep, pigs, and chickens on pasture which she direct markets to farmer’s markets and restaurants. She also grows hay, wheat, oats and barley.
Recently, Katie turned over her CSA market garden after eight years to her former vegetable business partner and fellow NFU farmer to start her own farm business, because she is committed to the belief that farmers must work toward ensuring land access for future generations of farming.