Canada’s Agriculture Day Ottawa

Let's celebrate the food we love together! Join us for an all-day event for Canada’s Agriculture Day in Ottawa on February 16, 2017.

There will be three parts: An Agriculture More Than Ever luncheon, a "The Future of Agriculture is Bright" session in the afternoon and a "Celebrating the Food We Love" evening reception.

We encourage you to attend the entire day's festivities, but you're welcome to register for a single event. The luncheon and afternoon session will be held at the Ottawa Marriott and the evening reception will be at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, a short walk from the hotel.

If you're unable to join us, we encourage you to tune in to the Future of Agriculture is Bright afternoon session – it will be broadcasted live by Agriwebinar. You can register to view the live streaming event here.

Register for Canada's Agriculture Day Ottawa
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

    Agriculture More Than Ever Luncheon

    Ottawa Marriot
    100 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON


    Share your love for our industry with Agvocates from across Canada. Join us for lunch, networking and a keynote from Michael Hoffort, President and CEO of Farm Credit Canada.

  • 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    "The Future of Agriculture is Bright" afternoon session

    Ottawa Marriott
    100 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON


    How do we keep agriculture vibrant for the next generation? Our afternoon session will focus on the importance of youth, technology and innovation in agriculture.

    Join us for a fireside chat with youth, producers and McDonald's Canada CEO John Betts. Plus, get a global perspective on the future of food from our inspiring keynote, Zenia Tata, Executive Director of Global Development at XPRIZE.

  • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    "Celebrating the Food We Love" Reception

    Sir John A. Macdonald Building
    144 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON


    Let's wrap an amazing day of celebration with food and hospitality that reflects our diverse industry.

Michael Hoffort, P.Ag.

Michael Hoffort, P.Ag.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Farm Credit Canada

Michael Hoffort joined Farm Credit Canada as a relationship manager in 1988 and has since served FCC in various leadership positions. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2014. A proud agvocate, Michael believes in the power of speaking up about agriculture and its positive contribution to our industry's bright future.

Zenia Tata

Zenia Tata

Executive Director, Global Development, XPRIZE

As Executive Director of XPRIZE (an organization that incentivizes solutions to solve global challenges by holding innovation competitions), Zenia is passionate about her work with economically disadvantaged populations, the innate entrepreneurial qualities of the poor and is constantly searching for innovative solutions to global problems. In her thought-provoking talk, she'll empower you to cultivate an innovation mindset when thinking about the future of food.


  • Agropur
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • Bayer
  • Cargill
  • CN
  • Dow ArgoSciences
  • Richardson
  • Syngenta
  • Canadian Canola Growers Association
  • La Coop Fédéré
  • SeCan
  • Beer Canada
  • Canadian Cattlemen's Association
  • Canadian Federation of Agriculture
  • Grain Growers of Canada
  • Canadian Pork Council
  • Chicken Farmers of Canada
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Spirits Canada