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Syngenta celebrates Canada’s Agriculture Day

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Today Canadians come together to celebrate one of our most important sectors - that of food and agriculture.

February 16, 2017, is the first Canada’s Agriculture Day, a day to showcase all the amazing things happening in the industry and encourage and support a closer connection between consumers, our food, and the people who produce it.

“Canadians have a lot to be proud of when it comes to the food our country produces and the talented people involved,” shares Syngenta Canada President Jay Bradshaw.

Syngenta is actively participating and supporting Canada’s Agriculture Day in a number of different ways including: 

  • an Op-Ed authored by Bradshaw titled ‘Growing the agriculture sector means growing the conversation about food’ which includes a call for a renewed, dynamic conversation on how agriculture can drive prosperity from coast-to-coast-to-coast; 
  • participation in the Canada’s Agriculture Day Ottawa event and, specifically, the dialogue about feeding our global population and how youth, agriculture and innovation can and need to come together to help make this happen; and,
  • through Syngenta Canada employees who will be sharing some of the reasons why they are proud of the work they do and the agriculture industry as a whole on social media using hashtag #CdnAgDay and hashtag #SyngentaProud.

“I am pleased that Canadians are sharing our agriculture story and the opportunities we bring to the future of farming,” Bradshaw says, noting that the Canadian agriculture sector plays a significant role in the economy, contributing to one in eight jobs and more than $100 billion to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to Statistics Canada.

“More specific to the work we do at Syngenta, our spirit of innovation has spurred a remarkable period of advancement in plant science which will help ensure we continue to make great strides in agricultural production for years to come,” Bradshaw concludes.


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