Due to high demand, this session is currently SOLD OUT. Please register to be added to the wait list if you would like to attend. We will update the registration list with cancellations as they are received.
Goat milk will be the foundation of an innovative, hypoallergenic product manufactured at the Feihe infant formula plant slated to be built in Kingston, and the hope is that as much as possible can be produced locally. In addition to being Canada's first and only wet formula facility, Feihe will be North America's first and only producer of goat milk-based infant formula.
Two public information sessions will be held on goat farming on March 23 to educate interested community members about the industry, including regulations and start-up considerations. The content of the sessions will be valuable for those who are currently running farming operations and looking to expand to produce goat milk, or those hoping to enter the farming industry. However, anyone interested in the Feihe project is welcome to attend.
- Carey Bidtnes, Business Development Officer, Kingston Economic Development Corporation
- Richard Allen, Manager of Economic Development, County of Frontenac
- Jillian Craig, Small Ruminant Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
- Marlene Paibomesai, Dairy Specialist, OMAFRA
- Phillip Wilman, Raw Milk Specialist, OMAFRA
Katie Nolan, Regional Economic Development Advisor, OMAFRA will be available for questions.
- Arrival/Get coffee & seats
- Welcome & Guest Introductions: Richard Allen
- Overview of Feihe Project: Carey Bidtnes
- Goat Farming Industry in Ontario: Jillian Craig/Marlene Paibomesai
- Regulatory Framework: Phillip Wilman
- Q & A – moderated by Richard Allen