What will CAEP members be doing at this year's Fall General Meeting? You will be treated to key-note speaker Ed Straw, VP Strategic Business Solutions, ATB Financial. You will help Award recipients celebrate their achievements in three new categories. You will elect new leaders for your Board of Directors. You will catch up with with familiar faces and meet new ones. Before the event, you may attend a FREE Community Investment Readiness Training Session.
Agriculture as an Economic Opportunity November 6
Agriculture as an Economic Opportunity training will: increase your understanding of the various opportunities that can be created and processes that can be used to support agriculture and related businesses through community economic development (CED); raise the level of awareness of the importance of agriculture in all of our municipalities’ economic futures; emphasize how economic developers can work with agriculture operators (farmers and ranchers) as business owners as well as agriculture processors and distributors to increase a region’s sustainability; introduce the concept of a business retention and expansion (BR&E) process that includes farm visits and agri-business interview; introduce the concept of assessing potential value-added opportunities; provide a structural snapshot of the emerging trends impacting Canadian businesses; review how different opportunities and challenges can be used to advance the agriculture industry; present the importance of connecting agri-businesses (farms, ranches, processing, distributing, etc.) with the resources available for running sustainable operations
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