Canada 2018 Agriculture & Agribusiness Trade Mission Presented by Masterfeeds and Kentucky Farm Bureau - Lead by Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

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Name: Canada 2018 Agriculture & Agribusiness Trade Mission Presented by Masterfeeds and Kentucky Farm Bureau - Lead by Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles
Date: June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Registration: Register Now
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Why Canada
  • Canada is Kentucky's top agriculture and agri-food export market
  • Largest destination for Kentucky's exports exceeding $7 billion
  • $176 million and 10k+ Kentucky jobs come from Canadian FDI
  • World's largest economy and member of NAFTA
  • Kentucky's agriculture sector exported $189 million to Canada in 2016
  • 25% of Kentucky's foreign-bound goods are sold to Canada
Top Prospects
  • Grains 
  • Equine
  • Food and Beverage
  • Agriculture Associations
  • Livestock
  • Agribusiness

What Does This Trip Include

  • Grain-farm visits
  • Round-table discussions
  • Agriculture and Agribusiness Symposium with the Minister of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Svc., Masterfeeds/Alltech, University of Guelph, and others
  • Business to business meetings
  • Business etiquette and culture briefing
  • Country-level political/economic briefing by USDA Foreign Agriculture Svc.
  • Business networking reception and bourbon tasting presented by the Kentucky Distillers' Association
  • Opening reception at Woodbine Race Track presented by KY Thoroughbred Assoc., honoring US Ambassador to Canada, Kelly Craft (Invited)
  • In-country transportation and technical visits
  • Hotel accommodations for four nights
  • Two dinners, two lunches, four breakfasts, two executive receptions
Click here for the complete agenda.
 
?Kentucky agriculture needs international trade, but more importantly, the rest of the world needs Kentucky agriculture. The goal of this agriculture-focused trade mission is to generate export opportunities by connecting our farm community to new international markets.?
        - Kentucky Department of Agriculture
                Commissioner Ryan Quarles

"Canada is a core market for agricultural business with Alltech. In Canada, Alltech businesses generate in excess of $.5 billion+ in revenue, employs 700 skilled individuals, and accounts for 15% of our global gross revenue."
        - Paul Groenewegen
    Director of Innovation and Nutrition,
    Masterfeeds, an Alltech Company

"Celebrating 30 successful years in Canada, Alltech accommodates farmers' needs in all species sectors nationwide. Canada is a great place to do business...we've proven that since 1988!"
        - Donna Moloney
Alltech, WTC-KY Board Member & Chair,
            Trade Mission Committee
 
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Location:
Toronto & Guelph 
Date/Time Information:
June 18-22, 2018
Contact Information:
Sherry Mulkins (502) 574-1599
Fees/Admission:
Deadline to register is March 28, 2018
1,000 Deposit due at registration (full payment due by May 15, 2018)

Business Matchmaking: $3,999
Ambassador*: $2,999

*Does not include matchmaking
Cost does not include flights to and from Canada. Pricing is based on single occupancy.
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