Brandon University (BU) and the Rural Development Institute (RDI) are pleased to be co-hosting a conference to discuss the attraction of a major soybean processing facility to Manitoba on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the spring of 2017 BU partnered with the Westman Opportunities Leadership Group (WOLG) in its efforts to bring a soybean processing plant to Manitoba. With three million acres seeded to soybeans in Manitoba and Saskatchewan this year, there is a growing opportunity to attract a facility to this province.
The lunch keynote address will be provided by Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler. The morning discussion will focus on plant benefits, with Bob Stroup, Senior Consultant to the Plus Group of Cincinnati Ohio, providing perspective. An afternoon panel session with Soy Canada, the Keystone Agricultural Producers, Manitoba Pork Council and Manitoba Agriculture describing the potential impacts and challenges to be addressed will round out the day.
The event is open to all who register in advance (seating is limited):
Location: Harvest Hall, Brandon University
Register online at: brandonu.ca/wolg-building-opportunities
Registration questions: FinReg@BrandonU.ca or 204-727-7313