News release

Minister’s First Agriculture Conference

Bringing industry together to discover opportunities to grow Nova Scotia’s agriculture sector is the purpose of the first Agriculture Minister’s Conference, to be held in Halifax, March 3 and 4.

The event will appeal to farmers, food processors, wholesale and retail food companies, restaurant owners, chef’s equipment suppliers, farming and processing equipment manufacturers, the wine, spirits and brewing industries and more.

“Working in agriculture-related sectors can be very exciting but also challenging in a changing world market, with changing consumer preferences, the impacts of climate change and new ways people buy and prepare their food,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “Together with industry we will hear from leading experts and discuss ways to address these challenges, new ways to make it easier for consumers to recognize and purchase locally grown products and build on the global reputation of Nova Scotia-grown and produced food and drink.”

The conference offers producers the opportunity to network with local, national and international speakers who will address key issues and opportunities in agriculture – from innovation, to labour and climate change, to building and protecting Nova Scotia’s food system.

The theme of the conference is Farming for the Future - Thriving in a Changing World.


Events like this are an excellent opportunity to network with fellow farmers and others who are involved with and connected to the agriculture industry. Conferences are a chance to learn and explore new ideas. As part of the planning committee, we’re looking forward to the first Minister’s Conference. Victor Oulton, president, Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Quick Facts:

  • the conference will be held at the Halifax Convention Centre
  • conference fee is $20 plus HST
  • Minister’s Reception $20 per person plus HST
  • register online or contact Wanda Lloyd 902-305-7230,

Additional Resources:

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