28th Commonwealth Agricultural Conference comes to Northlands

EDMONTON, AB – Northlands is pleased to announce that it has successfully secured the bid to host the 28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference to coincide with one of Canada’s top agriculture showcases, Farmfair International in 2018.

“Northlands is dedicated to positioning Alberta as the top destination for agriculture on the worlds-stage,” says Sharilee Fossum, Acting President & CEO, Northlands. “And as the producer and host of one of Canada’s largest agricultural showcases, there is no better destination than Northlands for international industry delegates to connect.”

The 28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference will mark the event’s second visit to Alberta and will take place at the Edmonton EXPO Centre from November 3-5, 2018, preceding Farmfair International. The conference will focus on the success of Alberta and Canada’s agriculture industries while providing a forum for discussing mutual successes and challenges in agriculture around the world. Hosting over 300 international delegates from across developed and developing nations of the Commonwealth, participants will partake in a pre-tour focused on taking conference attendees to tourist attractions across Edmonton.

“The Royal Agriculture Society of the Commonwealth is delighted to award Edmonton’s Northlands with the winning bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Agriculture Conference,” says Michael Lambert, Honorable Secretary, RASC. “The opportunity to align our conference with the provinces premiere agriculture showcase, Farmfair International, and one of the oldest and most established agriculture societies in Canada, Northlands, is a second-to-none opportunity for the conference,” says Lambert. “We are looking forward to the opportunity to learn from Northlands about the success of Alberta and Canada’s agriculture industries.”

In conjunction with the Royal Agriculture Society of the Commonwealth (RASC), Northlands is pleased to offer a scholarship for $1,000 dollars CDN for Next Gen delegates to travel to the Commonwealth Agriculture Conference in Brisbane, Australia October 21-24, 2014. A second scholarship for $1,000 dollars CDN will be awarded to a Next Gen delegate from a developing Commonwealth country to attend the Brisbane Conference.