10:00am to 11:00am
People who think an agriculture job only means a job on a farm, will be surprised by the rewarding opportunities available in the agriculture industry. Join us as Dr. Rene VanAcker, Professor and Dean of the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph, takes us through the future of the agri-food industry to explore the endless possibilities of careers in the industry.
Rene is a co-founder of the Food Institute at the University of Guelph, now the Arrell Food Institute. Agri-Food 101 will provide a quick overview of the different skills sets required for people exploring job opportunities in the agriculture industry.
Many people may be intimidated by the agriculture industry because they may think you need to have grown up on a farm to work in the industry. But the industry requires diverse skill sets: scientists, lab technicians, people with technology, logistics and business backgrounds. But it also offers a sense of community and purpose. The agriculture sector will be one of the key recovery pillars for the economy in Ontario.
Invest an hour of your time to explore your career options. Attendance is free, and only requires pre-registration.
Dr. Rene Van Acker is Professor and Dean of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) at the University of Guelph. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Rene was Associate Dean External of OAC (2009-16) and previously chair of the department of Plant Agriculture (2006-09). Prior to his appointments at Guelph, Rene was a professor at the University of Manitoba (1996-2006). The agriculture sector will be one of the key recovery pillars for the economy in Ontario. He holds BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Guelph and a PhD from the University of Reading (UK).