Canada and Alberta set a course for future of agriculture

Leduc, Alberta, March 22, 2013 - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Verlyn Olson will announce a new five-year funding and programming agreement for Alberta's agriculture industry.

EVENT:
Announcement

DATE:
Monday, March 25

TIME:
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (local time)

LOCATION:
Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator
4301 65 Street
Leduc, Alberta

PARTICIPANTS:
Gerry Ritz, Federal Agriculture Minister
Verlyn Olson, Minister of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Jeff Clark, President of Kitchen Partners
Kevin Sorenson, Member of Parliament (Crowfoot)

TELECONFERENCE:
Media dial in number 1-888-231-8189
Conference ID: 26758376
Reporters are encouraged to dial in 15 minutes early to ensure participation

A tour of the Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator and Food Processing Development Centre will follow the announcement. Protective clothing will be provided for tour participants.

For more information:

Media Relations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
613-773-7972
1-866-345-7972

Heather Holmen
Senior Communications Advisor
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
780-232-5275
Heather.Holmen@agr.gc.ca

Cathy Housdorff
Press Secretary
Agriculture and Rural Development
780-719-4104
Cathy.Housdorff@gov.ab.ca
To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000