Events & News

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Events and News:

  • Events:
    • NCLE Seminar: Environment and Human Health Implications of a Vegan America
      Dr. Robin White, Assistant Professor, Animal and Poultry Science
      College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech
      Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM, Room 219 Animal Science

      In her most recent scientific publication “Nutritional and greenhouse gas impacts of removing animals from US agriculture” Robin White, study lead, tackles what might happen if all Americans went vegan. Their findings point to the complexities of a food system that is more shades of grey than black and white.

      Robin is collaborating with NCLE researchers (Kim Ominski, lead) to assess human nutrition and environmental impacts of changing agricultural production practices in response to dietary preferences of Canadians - a project funded by the AAFC-Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program.

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      • Seminar: NCLE: a ten-year evolution
        Video recording now available

        Christine Rawluk, NCLE Research Development Coordinator
        National Centre for Livestock and the Environment, University of Manitoba

      • Seminar: Sustainability in PRACTICE – Learning from Producer Experience
        Video recording now available
        - Adam Gurr is a no-till grain farmer and on-farm researcher. He also operates Agritruth Research Inc., an independent agronomic research company. Follow @GurrAdam and @Agritruth
        - Kristine Tapley raises beef cattle and is the regional beef production specialist with Ducks Unlimited Canada. Kristine has stated “conservation matters as much as cattle”
        - Ryan Boyd is a self-described “family farmer growing grain, grass and soil” practicing crop-livestock integration. Follow @Glantonboyd

      • Seminar: So What and Who Cares? How agriculture can get urban media's attention
        Video recording now available

        Owen Roberts, Director, Research Communications, University of Guelph
        President of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists
        Ed Cassavoy, Director of Reader Engagement and Content Commercialization, The Toronto Star

      • Seminar: The Science of Science Communication
        Video recording now available

        Dr. Jennifer Gardy, BC Centre for Disease Control, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
        Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics

      • Seminar: McDonald’s Perspective on Sustainable Food Systems
        Video recording now available

        Jeffrey Fitzpatrick-Stilwell

        Senior Manager, Sustainability
        McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited

      • Seminar: Food production for enough healthy consumption
        Video recording now available

        Dr. Ralph C. Martin
        Professor and Loblaw Chair in Sustainable Food Production
        Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph

      • Seminar: Contemplating the Role for Animal Agriculture in Environmentally Sustainable Food Production
        View online here (Free RealPlayer download

        Join Dr. Henry Janzen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada-Lethbridge, as he encourages us to seriously contemplate the long term sustainability of this practice.
        View online here (Free RealPlayer download 
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        Funding announcement for integrated manure and soil research: Research supports on-farm adoption of clean technologies

        April 24 2017 - Member of Parliament Terry Duguid (Winnipeg South) announced an investment of $1.9 million for a project with the University of Manitoba to study strategies for reducing greenhouse gases on Canadian cattle farms. View the full article

        Funding provided by AAFC Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program. Additional Funding Sources (Cash and In-Kind): Feedlot Health Services, Manitoba Pork, Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, Manitoba Beef Producers

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        Role of climate change in shaping Prairie agriculture 2050

        Over 20 experts present their vision of how a changing climate might shape future Prairie agricultural systems in a Green Paper prepared for the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. Crop selection, pollinating insects, weeds, pathogens, transport, insurance, trade agreements, beef cattle, the food on our plate are some of the topics explored. Read more


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