Ignite Series: Agriculture

​Get ready to ignite your passion for Agriculture at Ignite Agriculture, the ultimate event bringing together organizations from across Canada’s Agricultural sector!

On June 15, join Research Impact Canada and connect with speakers from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council, Young Agrarians, and AgriTech North to learn all about innovative programs, best practices, and strategies across Canada’s Agricultural Sector.

This event is hosted on behalf of the Future Skills Centre Community of Practice, supported by the FSC Community of Practice Platform (powered by Magnet). The FSC Community of Practice offers free access to resources, news and events, as well as the opportunity to meet community members who are preparing people across Canada for the future of work.


  • Thursday, June 15, 2023
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Free
  • Online | Zoom

Closed captioning and French-English Interpretation will be available during the expert presentations and Q&A period. Discussion groups will take place in English and French facilitators will be present to support you in communicating with your English-speaking peers. A recording of the presentation, Q&As, and slides will be available in both French and English after the event.

About Ignite: Agriculture

​This dynamic platform allows you to share regional diversity while aligning on national themes, issues, and amazing opportunities for workforce and skills development. Gain valuable insights into innovative programs, exchange real-world experiences, and expand your professional network with like-minded peers from coast to coast.

Hear from industry leaders

​Get ready to be inspired by industry leaders who will share best practices, cutting-edge innovations, and strategic strategies to shape the future of Agriculture. With engaging PechaKucha-style presentations from top organisations including the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council, Young Agrarians, and AgriTech North, you’ll discover key insights, ask questions directly to the presenters, and connect with Agriculture-specific peers from different regions in Canada.

Meet the presenters:

Young Agrarians: Dana Penrice

Dana Penrice farms near Shoal Lake Manitoba with her partner and in-laws. She is the Prairies Program Manager for Young Agrarians and the lead for their Apprenticeship Program. Dana enjoys digging into the ecological, social and economic dynamics involved in transitioning agriculture towards regenerative practices and growing farms and farmers who are part of the solution to climate change. Dana is also the Managing Director of Holistic Management Canada where she is involved with the Ecological Outcome Verification program. In her spare time Dana can be found helping out on the farm, moving the cattle or more likely with her chickens.

AgriTech North: Benjamin Feagin Jr.

Benjamin Feagin Jr. is the Métis CEO and founder of AgriTech North, a first-of-kind year-round grower in Northwestern Ontario which produces over 80+ crops in a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) vertical farm. Benjamin has a M.Sc. in Urban Ecology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, USA. and previously worked with the U.S. Department of Energy National laboratories, conducting and overseeing energy and urban ecology projects, providing capabilities in apparatus inventions, infrastructure validations, public and industry adoption planning, and federal-grade research.

Phyllis MacCallum - CAHRC

Phyllis MacCallum is the AgriLMI Program Manager at the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC). Phyllis manages all activities and initiatives related to the National Workforce Strategy and Agri Diversity program.

Join us at Ignite Agriculture and unleash your potential in the exciting world of Agriculture!
Register for the free event here