Young Farmer Luncheon

NEW FORMAT! Lunch and Learn

Join us for an exciting twist on professional development at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention's revamped Young Farmer Munch and Learn event on Thursday, February 22, from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm. Designed exclusively for farmers under 40, this event offers a unique 'speed dating format' with industry experts. Engage in one-on-one conversations, ask burning questions, and gain valuable insights into strategies for advancing your agricultural business. Enjoy a buffet light lunch while networking with seasoned professionals who can provide guidance tailored to your needs. This event is free with convention registration, offering an invaluable opportunity for young farmers to enhance their skills and expand their networks. Don't miss this chance to accelerate your success in the agriculture industry!

How to Register

There is no charge for this event which will include a light lunch. Interested participants can register online when purchasing their OFVC registration package. This event is open to OFVC registered attendees only. Seating is limited.

Time and Location

When: Thursday, February 22

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Where: The Lounge, 2nd Floor

Paricipating Experts

Name Company

Rodrigo Santillan
Senior Industry Development Officer

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Amelia Cassimatis, Bilingual Engagement Manager
Leanne Laramie, Mental Health Promotion
Erica Sayles

Agriculture Wellness Ontario

Jen Ahlstedt and Graham Coppel
Insurance Advisors

BCM Insurance Company

David Bertin
Francisco Fugon-Mejia


Christina Crowley-Arklie
Owner, Digital Marketing Expert

Crowley + Arklie Strategy & Co

Bill Stockwell
Senior Relationship Manager

Farm Credit Canada

Hollis English
Entrepreneur Coach

Hollis English

Christina Smith


Kaylee Coverdale
Events and Programs Coordinator

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Steven Cosby
Director, National Accounts – Canadian Agriculture