AgChoices 2010 set for Red Deer on Feb. 10

Agricultural business opportunities and strategies that respond to the dynamics of a changing agriculture industry and marketplace will be the focus of the AgChoices 2010 conference in Red Deer on Feb. 10 at Capri Hotel, Trade and Convention Centre.

Agricultural business opportunities and strategies that respond to the dynamics of a changing agriculture industry and marketplace will be the focus of the AgChoices 2010 conference in Red Deer on Feb. 10 at Capri Hotel, Trade and Convention Centre.

The annual one-day conference offers Alberta producers and other industry members ideas and inspiration for new business directions and practical advice to successfully meet today’s challenges and opportunities.

This year’s conference theme, See the Market, Seize the Opportunity, acknowledges that today’s most successful agribusinesses adapt to the realities of the global market, consumer demands and agricultural trends.

AgChoices showcases high-impact speakers with wide-ranging personal and academic expertise in business development that relates to the current environment.

Guest speakers include Agriculture and Rural Development Minister George Groeneveld with keynote speakers such as food industry consultant Ted Bilyea, farm business consultant Ron Witherspoon and leadership consultant Kay Olsen. Participants will gain global insights from industry experts, learn tried-and-true strategies from business leaders, explore business opportunities and hear how producers turned market opportunities and trends into personal and professional success stories.

AgChoices includes a variety of presentations, interactive sessions, panel discussions and resource information.

The Ag Info Market has rotating information sessions on 15 topics, including local food market opportunities, best export markets for barley, value-chain tools and resources, and ‘must do’ management strategies for your farm.

AgChoices 2010 registration fees are: $95 per person (GST included), $75 each when two or more people from the same family or business attend, or $45 for students. Registration deadline is, Feb. 5.

For more information on AgChoices 2010 or to register, call toll-free in Canada, 1-800-387-6030 or visit www.agriculture.alberta.ca/agchoices.