FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bringing Together Communities to Celebrate the Agricultural Sector, Its People, and Its Food.
(CALGARY, AB, June 30, 2016) – Agriculture for Life will host its 5th annual Harvest Gala fundraiser on October 21, 2016 in Calgary. The Gala is a unique opportunity to celebrate Alberta’s agricultural roots. Guests will have the opportunity to taste locally prepared foods, experience the sights and sounds of Alberta artists, participate in a silent auction in support of agriculture education and farm safety, and reconnect with friends in the marketplace.
This year’s Harvest Gala will feature keynote speaker, Jack A. Bobo, the Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Intrexon, a synthetic biology company developing revolutionary solutions to the world’s most pressing problems–in food, energy and health. In June 2015, Mr. Bobo was named by Scientific American one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology today. His keynote will examine global trends in food and agriculture, the interplay between food safety and public perception of risk and how organizations build trust to navigate these trends
“ The Harvest Gala provides a tremendous opportunity for stakeholders to celebrate the critical role agriculture plays in the world, while supporting community-based programming across the province,” says Luree Williamson, Ag for Life CEO. “We are delighted to have Mr. Bobo joining us at this year’s event and honoured to have such an esteemed speaker sharing his ideas and insights,” adds Williamson.
Last year’s event hosted just over 500 guests in celebration of Ag for Life’s mandate to deliver educational programming that serves to improve rural and farm safety, and build a genuine understanding and appreciation of the impact agriculture has on Albertan’s lives.
Tickets are $250 each or $1,800 for a table of eight.
Visit agricultureforlife.ca to purchase tickets online, or call 1.888.931.2951 for additional information.
About Ag for Life
Ag for Life (Agriculture for Life) has a mandate to deliver educational programming designed to improve rural and farm safety while building public understanding around the critical role agriculture plays in society. The organization brings together various sectors including agri-services, energy, financial and not-for-profit organizations, along with farmers, ranchers and community leaders.
Ag for Life is made possible through the funding and commitment of companies that employ almost 20,000 people in more than 350 Alberta communities. Founding Members include Agrium Inc., ATB Financial, ATCO Group, Penn West, Rocky Mountain Equipment, TransCanada Corporation and UFA Co-operative Limited. Contributing Members include AdFarm and Glacier FarmMedia.