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News Release

May 28, 2004

OMAF deputy minister to speak at U of G

Frank Ingratta, deputy minister of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF), will speak on “Agriculture: Adding Value to Life” at the University of Guelph June 1 at 7 p.m. The talk, which is part of the 2004 public lecture series held by the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), will take place at the OVC Lifetime Learning Centre and is free and open to the public.

“He’ll be talking about agriculture and food policy development nationally as well as provincially,” said Terry Daynard, OAC associate dean (research and innovation). “It’s going to be an opportunity to talk about what lies ahead.”

Pointing out that OMAF recently reviewed its policies and directions, Daynard said he expects Ingratta will discuss changes and innovations in agriculture and food, including policy and administrative relationships among governments and between OMAF and U of G.

Ingratta completed his B.Sc. (Agr.) and M.Sc. (Agr.) in horticultural science at the University of Guelph during the early 1970s.

This talk is hosted by the OAC dean’s office. The lecture series has been sponsored by the A.D. Latornell Endowment Fund, alumni gifts to the 2001 OAC Dean’s Fund, the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada Basil Capes Memorial Fund, the Colonel K.L. Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare, the Jack and Gerry Vandergrift Endowment Fund, and the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.

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