What: The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) and AgriVille.com are proud to announce they are joining forces to host the first-ever live webcast of a provincial election - Your Farm, Your Future, Your Vote! An Agricultural Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
Why: The future of the farming community in Western Canada depends on leaders understanding the integral contribution farm and ranch families make in communities all across Saskatchewan. We need to act now and ensure that rural views are made clear during an election.
The Agricultural Town Hall Meeting will include discussion around key rural issues such as:
Who: Bob Bjornerud, Minister of Agriculture, Saskatchewan Party;
Dwayne Yasinowski, NDP Candidate and Opposition Agricultural Researcher;
Moderator: Doug Faller, APAS Policy Manager
Audience: Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers; rural communities, industry stakeholders; consumers; urban cousins; and rural allies are all invited. Admission is free.
When: Tuesday November 1st, 2011 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Where: Tibor Memorial Lobby, 100 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon
Press Contact: Aj Thakker, APAS Communications Manager
Office: 306-789-7774 ext 152 or Mobile: 306-789-7774 ext 212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: The foundation of Saskatchewan agriculture is built on the strength of farmers, ranchers, industry stakeholders, rural communities and consumers. With the upcoming provincial election APAS and Agri-ville.com want to take advantage of the political environment to encourage interactive, constructive dialogue that will educate as to the agriculture platforms of both parties and empower people to vote for the party that will ensure the sustainability of our agriculture industry.
APAS is Saskatchewan’s general farm organization formed to provide farmers and ranchers with a democratically elected, grassroots, non boundaries. As the united voice of thousands of agricultural producers in Saskatchewan, we strive to represent the views of a wide variety of agricultural stakeholders to form comprehensive policies that can benefit all sectors of society.
AgriVille is part of the Farms.com Ltd. family of companies, a leading provider of innovative information products and services for the global agriculture and food industries. Farms.com can be accessed through our internationally recognized agriculture information portal. The Farms.com more than 25,000 agribusiness professionals, livestock and crop producers who visit the site every day. Farms.com’s vision is to be the essential partner to our global agriculture and food industry customers by exceeding their expectations through technology services and solutions.
In order to assure that all Saskatchewan residents have an opportunity to view the Town Hall Meeting, APAS and AgriVille have made special arrangements to broadcast a special one-hour edited version of the event during the following dates and times:
For more information, please call:
Nial Kuyek, APAS General Manager: 306-789-7774 ext 154
Graham Dyer, President & CEO, Agri-ville.com and Farms.com: 519-763-9660