Honourable Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick Visits UBC Farm
July 26, 2016
On July 6th, the Honourable Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick visited us for a “Seed to Shelf” dialogue on UBC Farm’s leading role in promoting sustainable food systems and BC’s agri-food sector through innovation and job training. The Honourable Minister also engaged with some of BC’s agri-food industry leaders on UBC Farm’s role in stimulating the local sustainable foods economy, and on UBC Farm’s infrastructure needs to better serve the province’s organic, healthy and sustainable foods community-based entrepreneurs and companies.
Featured in the photo left to right is: the Honourable Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick; Gurdeep Stephens, Director of Special Projects, Nature’s Path Foods; Dave Eto, LFS alumnus, Chair of the UBC Farm Value Chain Working Group, former Chair of the BC Food Processors Association & CEO, BC Dairy Association; Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with Dr. Smukler’s research group; and Ray Tam, LFS alumnus & Director of Research and Development, Nature’s Path Foods. We were also joined by Zach Berman of the Juice Truck, and by Alex Lyon, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow & BC Seed Trail lead researcher with Melanie Sylvestre, Perennials and Biodiversity Coordinator.