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Farm & Food Care Sask. holding annual conference online on Wednesday

Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is hosting its annual agriculture conference online this Wednesday
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In lieu of the ongoing restrictions on crowds, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is hosting its annual conference online this year, with a variety of agriculture voices set to provide presentations on a number of relevant topics. 

Beginning at 1 p.m. on Nov. 25, Farm & Food Care Sask. invites interested members of the public to attend Cultivating Trust Conference 2020.

A selection of agriculture experts will be present to talk about this year’s theme of managing misinformation, touching on topics that affect all parts of the agriculture industry — from large and small scale farming operations, agribusiness, dieticians, government, and producers of all types.

Beginning with a year-in-review from Farm & Food Care Sask. executive director Clinton Monchuk, the conference will then offer a presentation from Timothy Caulfeild, University of Alberta professor of health law and science policy, about misinformation about the spread of misinformation about the COVID-19 virus and possible “cures.”

Next, Dr. Frank Mitloehner, a professor and air quality specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, will give a talk on how livestock could by playing a role in the methane gas reduction and solution to the problem of global warming. 

Finally, Monchuck will reveal the Farm & Food Care Champion Award, presented annually to recognize a person who “strives to engage consumers about agriculture and helps farmers to build public trust in our province and beyond.”

Each session will feature a chance to engage in discussion with other conference attendees, as well as stick around at the end of the afternoon to join in a post-conference chat room to discuss topics of interest. 

To register for the online conference, visit Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan’s website and follow the link on the events page.