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An Overview of the Canadian Agricultural Innovation System

Ottawa – Today, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) is releasing a comprehensive report on the agricultural research and innovation system: where funding is from, how policies are developed, trends, human capital, and dissemination. Some of the key findings include: Agriculture and agri-food generate $113.8 billion and one in every eight jobs in Canada (2.3 […]

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Dr. Wilf Keller elected new AIC Board Chair

July 28, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC), Canada’s leading advocate for agricultural research, is pleased to announce that Wilf Keller, PhD, PAg, has been named the new Chair of the Board of Directors. Dr. Keller has been actively involved in agricultural research for over 40 years, particularly focused on […]

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From the lab to the farm: Canada needs to bring ground-breaking agricultural research to those who need it most

July 25, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) today released its 2016 Conference Report (the Report) that summarizes the need for the agricultural sector to better disseminate research results to producers, farmers, industry, academia, consumers and among the research community.  A number of findings and recommendations are included in the […]

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Ag Institute Hosts Meeting on Future of Ottawa Civic Hospital Expansion

This afternoon, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) brought together stakeholders and elected officials to discuss the future of the Ottawa Civic Hospital’s expansion and the Central Experimental Farm. “We are pleased with the progress achieved here today.  Stakeholders including the Ottawa Civic Hospital, concerned stakeholders, representatives of elected officials and community groups had a […]

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Ag Institute Applauds Government Support for Research

Today, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) is pleased to see the government’s support of agricultural research through investments in Budget 2016. “Today’s investments demonstrate that the federal government is supportive of Canada’s agricultural research sector,” said Serge Buy, CEO of AIC.  “When it comes to agricultural research, Canada has a wealth of knowledge.  With […]

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Media Release: Two U of S researchers recognized by Agricultural Institute of Canada

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers Jeff Schoenau and Phil Thacker have been honoured by the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC), the national organization that promotes and advocates for agricultural research in Canada and internationally. “These two individuals are great examples of what is possible when Canadian scientists truly excel in their field,” said […]

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Ag Institute Concerned about Use of Land at Experimental Farm

Ottawa, ON – Recent announcements have seen 60-acres of land from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Experimental Farm in Ottawa being leased at the rate of a dollar per year to the Ottawa Hospital for its new Civic Hospital campus. The value of the land does not reside only in dollars. The scientific and historical value of […]

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Media Release: Ag Institute Outlines Steps to Advance Canada’s Agriculture and Contribute Globally

Ottawa, ON – Today, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) is releasing a far-reaching agricultural research policy that will have impact for all stakeholders involved in agriculture and related sectors. “If Canada is to regain its leadership in agricultural research, this is a good first step,” said Serge Buy, CEO of AIC. “The concrete steps outlined […]

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Media Release: Ag Research Policy Poised to Enhance Canada’s Prospects on International Scene

Ag Community Meets in Ottawa to Develop 21st Century Ag Research Policy July 14, 2015 – As the Agricultural Institute of Canada’s (AIC) National Policy Conference comes to a close, Canada’s top agricultural researchers and experts from a variety of sectors have identified clear directions for the future of agricultural research in Canada. “This is […]

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Media Release: Agricultural Institute of Canada Recognizes National Public Service Week

Ottawa, ON – June 15, 2015 – As National Public Service Week is upon us, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) is pleased to recognize the hard work done by public servants to support agricultural research in Canada. Every day, Canada’s agricultural industry benefits from the work undertaken by the thousands of public servants, at […]

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