NDACT( North Dufferin Agriculture Community Taskforce) held a meeting on October 4, 2018 at the Shelburne Royal Canadian Legion 220 Branch. The meeting covered a number of very interesting aspects of agriculture, planning, and examining the future with regards to serious questions about where our food supplies will come from. The fascinating meeting hosted special guest speakers, Mayor of Melancthon, Darren White, and Associate Professor Philip Loring, Phd. While Mayor Darren White is well known throughout our community, NDACT Chair, Karren Wallace provided an introduction for Loring. To see Video of large parts of the meeting, click here.
“Dr. Phil Loring is an environmental social scientist with interests in food security, conflict, and fisheries. Originally from Maine, he did his graduate work in anthropology and ecology at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. His research focused on food security with indigenous communities along the Yukon river. Since then he’s looked at hunting, fishing, and agriculture, in a variety of settings. He is a lifetime member of the American Fisheries Society, and has received rewards from the AFS as well as the US National Institutes of Health. He recently moved to the University of Guelph from the University of Saskatchewan. He now holds the Arrell Family Chair in food policy and society at the University of Guelph,” commented NDACT Chair, Karren Wallace.
Left to right: Donna Baylis, Executive Director NDACT, Kevin Beaulieu of the Green Belt Foundation, Associate Professor,Philip Loring, Karren Wallace, Chair NDACT, Darren White, Mayor of Melancthon, Carl Cosack, Past Chair NDACT.