Posted on January 27, 2012 by Naomi Finseth

What Will PEI Look like in 2030?

New Book: ‘Food, …an insightful and engaging, introduction to the global food economy.’

Farming Luring More Young People

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What Will PEI Look like in 2030?

New Book: ‘Food, …an insightful and engaging, introduction to the global food economy.’

Farming Luring More Young People

PEI ADAPT AGM & Conference‘The Future Face of Island Agriculture’ March 7-8, 2012

Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

With Guests;     Dr. Av Singh, AgraPoint,

                            Lucia Stephen, ACORN, ‘Grow a Farmer Project,’

                            Monique McTiernan, Executive Director Atlantic Agriculture Leadership Program

                            Jennifer Waugh-Campbell, PEI Young Farmer and others

                            plus the Atlantic premier of, ‘Grow’ (Winner BEST DOCUMENTARY – 2011 Rome               International Film Festival; Official Selection – 2011

                            Slow Motion Food Film Fest Nova Scotia; Official Selection – 2012 Macon Film Festival)

Watch for further details or contact: phil@peiadapt.com

What Will PEI Look like in 2030?

‘Scenario Planning,’ specialists Juliet Fox and David Beurle (Future IQ Partners Inc.) are firm believers that Prince Edward Island already has all the elements needed to develop a province that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable for the long term.

New Book: ‘Food,” by Jennifer Clapp

“This excellent book explains why food has become a hot political issue on the global stage.The author clearly knows her subject and offers an insightful, engaging, and highly accessible introduction to the global food economy.”

Robert Falkner, London School of Economics and Political Science

Farming Luring More Young People

Young people are turning up at farmers markets and are blogging, tweeting and promoting their agricultural endeavors through other social media.

The young entrepreneurs typically cite two reasons for going into farming: Many find the corporate world stifling and see no point in sticking it out when there’s little job security; and demand for locally grown and organic foods has been strong enough that even in the downturn they feel confident they can sell their products.

 

 


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