Tuesday, 27 March 2018 16:40

Swift Current & District Chamber of Commerce hosts 4th annual Farmer Appreciation Night, March 23, 2018

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The Swift Current & District Chamber of Commerce hosted a high-profile speaker at the 4th annual Farmer Appreciation Night at the Living Sky Casino Event Centre, March 23. The event, which is held by the chamber to acknowledge the importance of the farming community to the local economy, was attended by a capacity crowd. The guest speaker was Murad Al-Katib, the president and CEO of AGT Food and Ingredients in Regina and recipient of the 2017 EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award. He shared his life story as an entrepreneur who build AGT into the world's largest supply chain for lentils, chickpeas and peas. He also spoke about what he sees as agricultural priorities for Saskatchewan and Canada. He referred to the growing global demand in emerging economies for protein and the challenges and opportunities being faced by Canada's agricultural food sector to become a global leader in safe, nutritious and sustainable food. Swift Current band Bakersfield provided the musical entertainment at the event.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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