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Selling Food to Ontario

March 1st – Trenton
March 7th – Renfrew
March 8th – Smiths Falls

● Market Channel Opportunities
● Costing and Pricing Your Products
● Getting Your Product Listed And Keeping it There
● Food Packaging And Labelling
● Food Trends: Consumer And Industry Expectations
● Understanding the Basics of Food Regulation

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March 6th - Getting Started in Aquaculture & Aquaponics - Kemptville

• Part 1: Learn about the advantages of farming aquatic species; global aquaculture output and future outlook; consumer trends in seafood consumption; aquaculture in Canada and Ontario – Speaker: Steve Naylor, OMAFRA

• Part 2: Production systems; aquaponics; water supply; egg and fingerling supply; nutrition and growth; fish health management; necessary permits and licenses; nutrient management – Speakers: Steve Naylor, OMAFRA and Tamar Oziel, NOA Fisheries

• Part 3: Fish processing methods and requirements; market factors; product forms and
pricing; distribution channels to major markets; economics; model farm design and next steps – Speakers: Steve Naylor, OMAFRA; Brad Cocchio, First Ontario Shrimp; Kathleen Allen, METRO; Fred Rutman, Former Professor Marketing and Finance

• Part 4 : Industry Presentations : Experience of Starting a Shrimp Farm in Ontario
– Brad Cocchio, First Ontario Shrimp

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