DIGITAL/CONNECTIVITY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Date: January 16, 2018
Location: Ottawa, ON
Venue: Horticulture Building Lansdowne Park
1525 Princess Patricia Way
SASC seeked input through a series of community engagement sessions from partners in agriculture innovation.
The foundational principle of the Smart Agri-Food Super Cluster is to foster collaboration amongst agriculture communities by connecting technologies through Smart Agri-Food “nodes” which will be located across the country.
A discussion was held about how the Smart Agri-Food Super Cluster will address the issues of rural connectivity and foster digital innovation on the “smart farm” of the future.
This day highlighted our “Smart Farm” approach through three Case Studies featuring a variety of companies and experts. After each case study there was an opportunity to share about the case study and contribute suggestions as to how SASC can build on these examples.
Afterwards, a panel of farmers and agronomists commented on how the case studies presented could impact their businesses and the entire Canadian Agricultural Sector.
Jan Harder Councillor, City of Ottawa / SASC Transition Board
Stuart Cullum President, Olds College / SASC Transition Board
Robert Saik Founder AGRI-TREND-Trimble / SASC Transition Board
Rob Davis Interim CEO, SASC Transition Board