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Event: Farming for... Profit?
June 22-23, 2008 Heritage Inn Moose Jaw, SK

The KIS Project has been sponsoring "Farming for…Profit?" for the past two years. This year marked the annual event's 15th year. The theme for this year was "Has the Goose Finally Laid the Golden Egg?" Conference organizer, Andy Schmitz (University of Florida) is an Associate Professor with the Dept of Bioresource, Policy, Business and Economics.


Event: Food & Fuel: The Implications for Agricultural Research Policy
June 4-6, 2008 A CAES Workshop U of S Campus Saskatoon, SK

There are many signs that world agriculture is on the cusp of significant change after a remarkably long period of declining real prices and sustained global agricultural productivity growth. Grain prices have increased dramatically since last summer while world ending stocks of feed grains, wheat and oilseeds have reached very low levels.


Event: Agriculture 2020: "What's Your Vision?"
April 12, 2007 Sheraton Hotel Downtown Saskatoon

Have you ever wagered a guess as to what agriculture and rural communities will look like 2020 or even 2040? What major crops will be grown on the prairies? What will farms look like? Will environmental concerns impact farming practices? What role will technology play? Who will be the major industry players?


Event: In the Loop
January 26, 2007 Rm 124 Archaelogy, U of S Saskatoon, SK

This seminar featured guest speakers Mary Pat MacKinnon and Tom McIntosh from the Canadian Policy Research Networks. This seminar addressed the growing use of public dialogue and civic engagement to ensure public values are reflected in policy decision-making.


Event: The Last Straw?
November 14, 2006 St. Thomas More Auditorium Saskatoon, SK

This public forum was hosted by KIS and the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy. Over forty people listened to two presentations focusing on agricultural policy and the potential impacts to the federal government's proposed Canadian Wheat Board changes.



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