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Food and Agriculture Business Seminar

June 5-6, 2017 at the University of Guelph

The Food Institute developed the Food and Agriculture Business Seminar to bring together a diverse group of current and emerging leadership in the industry to collectively examine trends and issues in today’s global marketplace.

By working together in strategically dynamic groups, participants benefit from each other’s expertise as they critically examine real cases and interact with the executives of the featured businesses in a non-competitive environment.

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Human and Livestock Gut Health Research Forum

March 23rd, 2017

10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

OAC Centennial Arboretum Centre Auditorium, University of Guelph

The Food Institute and the Livestock Research Innovation Corporation are cohosting a day long workshop on March 23. The forum will explore the emerging opportunities realized through the study of gut health in humans and livestock.

The event is open to the public, but we ask that those attending please RSVP as lunch is provided and there is a limit to the room’s capacity.

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Guelph Talks Food

Presented by the Food Institute of the University of Guelph in conjunction with annual Canadian Science Writers’ Conference.
Guelph Talks Food featured 7 carefully-selected researchers who presented high-energy short-format talks about their innovative work in agriculture and food. Guelph Talks Food is an event designed to share some of the University of Guelph’s most cutting-edge research advancing healthy, productive, and competitive Canadian agriculture and food systems.
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Feeding 9 Billion Challenge

If you are interested in hosting a Feeding 9 Billion Challenge at your university or college, we have the resources to support you!

Please contact Kelly Hodgins, Program Coordinator, for more information

Feeding 9 Billion Challenge 2014 (Food Waste Hackathon)

Feeding 9 Billion Challenge 2015 (Pan-Canada Challenge)

Ideas Congress (ICON) Course

Ideas Congress (ICON) is the exciting new course that complements the Feeding 9 Billion Challenge. After creating their idea for their project during Challenge Weekend, students enroll in ICON, using that as an incubative space to develop their food-security project. Learn more about ICON at

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