Ontario Pork Annual General Meeting 2023

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Ontario Pork Annual General Meeting 2023

The Ontario Pork Annual General Meeting 2023 is a two-day event that will be held at the Delta Hotel in Guelph on March 21-22.

By Ontario Pork

When and where

Date and time

Tue, Mar 21, 2023 12:00 PM - Wed, Mar 22, 2023 2:30 PM EDT


Delta Hotel and Conference Centre 50 Stone Rd West Guelph, ON N1G 0A9 Canada

About this event

If you are a producer or industry needing a hotel room, please book your room via this link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1659629364266&key=GRP

If you are a delegate needing a hotel room, please email olga.klashtorny@ontariopork.on.ca

*A reminder that Delegates must check in on both days.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Registration*

1:00 p.m. Opening Session of Annual General Meeting

  • Session Chair: John de Bruyn

1:15 p.m. North American Pork Market: Economic Drivers and Analysis

  • Steve Meyer, Kerns and Associates, Iowa

2:00 p.m. Workforce Trends: Inter-Generational Differences and Their Impacts on Workplace Dynamics

  • Sean Lyons, Professor, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

2:45 p.m. Nutritional Break

3:00 p.m. Government of Canada’s Trade Agenda

  • Axel Ndayisaba, Director of the Trade Negotiations Division, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

3:45 p.m. Consumer Trends

  • John Cranfield, Professor, University of Guelph

4:30 p.m. Reception

6:30 p.m. Dinner Banquet and Awards


  • Freddy Proia, Stand-Up Comedian


Wednesday, March 22, 2023

7:45 a.m. Breakfast and Registration*

8:45 a.m. Honourable Lisa Thompson

  • Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

9:00 a.m. Call to Order – Business Meeting

  • Opening Remarks – John de Bruyn
  • Financial Report – Jim Weir
  • Auditor’s Report – RLB LLP

9:35 a.m. Operations Report

  • Ken Ovington – General Manager
  • Stacey Ash - Communications/Consumer Marketing

10:00 a.m. Questions and Answers

10:15 a.m. Advocacy for Agriculture – Speaking to the Government

  • John Milloy, Department of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

11:00 a.m. Nutritional Break

11:15 a.m. Canadian Pork Council Update

  • René Roy

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Resolutions

2:30 p.m. Wrap-up Session and Closing Remarks

  • John de Bruyn

*Delegates must check in on both days.

About the organizer

Organized by
Ontario Pork

Ontario Pork represents the 997 farmers who market 5.9 million hogs in the province. The organization is engaged in many areas, including research, government representation, environmental issues, consumer education and food quality assurance. Ontario Pork is the first livestock commodity group in the province to set social responsibility benchmarks, demonstrating pork producers’ commitment to sustainable farming. Ontario’s pork industry “farm to fork” generates $3.78 billion in economic output and 19,906 full-time equivalent jobs.