2024 CFA AGM Recap

2024 CFA AGM Recap

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s (CFA) 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM), took place at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel from February 27-28, 2024 bringing together farm leaders from across the country as well as industry stakeholders and government representatives to help set the priorities for Canadian agriculture in the coming year.

This year’s theme for the AGM was Seizing Opportunities: Canada’s Growing Role on the World Stage, examining Canadian agriculture’s role on the international stage and examining some of the pressures facing our sector from a variety of perspectives.

The AGM kicked off with a year-in-review video sponsored by CN.

During the CFA AGM, the CFA Board passed 53 resolutions for the upcoming year. A summary of these resolutions can be found here.

Political Speakers

On Tuesday, February 27th, we were thrilled to hear from the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Agriculture Critics from all major political parties. To hear each of their keynote presentations and the Q&A with our delegation, see all the recorded links below:


On Tuesday, February 27th,  the CFA held concurrent workshops focusing on Policy and Professional Development.

These workshops were not recorded, but you can find the workshop summary notes for each session below:


CFA held two panels during the AGM. Recordings for these segments can be found below:

Supply Chain Dynamic in Canadian Agriculture (view a recording here)

*Sponsored by Food, Health and Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP), moderated by Michael Graydon, CEO of FHCP.

Live with RealAg Radio: Geopolitics and its Impact on Canadian Agriculture (view a recording here)

*Sponsored by MNP, moderated by Shaun Haney, Found of RealAgriculture

Keynote Speakers and Presentations

Keynote speakers and other presentations from the AGM that are available to be shared can be found below:

Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation, USDA (view recording here)

*(Please note: The Q&A audience audio in  some areas of this respective video segment is challenging to listen to, due to some technical difficulties/distortion.)  

John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft (view recording here)

Janel Van Dongen, Canadian Young Speaker in Agriculture Award Recipient (view a recording here)

FCC Fireside Chat: Building a Resilient Sector (view a recording here)

Agriculture in the Clasroom Presentation and CFA Endorsement as Leader in Agricultural Education (view a recording here)

Spirit’s Canada Welcome Reception and President’s Reception

On February 26th, Spirits Canada hosted the Spirit’s Canada Reception, where CFA AGM delegates and great appetizers and cocktails were enjoyed by all.

CFA would like to thank Spirits Canada for hosting this wonderful event!

On the evening of February 27th, the CFA held its annual President’s Reception, which was exclusively sponsored by the Railway Association of Canada.

It was a great opportunity for everyone to network and come together in person. We are very thankful for Minister Lawrence MacAulay for joining us to say a few words to the reception delegates and to hear from RAC’s President & CEO – Marc Brazeau. We understand that our poutine bar was also a big hit amongst our reception guests!

At the reception, we had over 250 in attendance with over 40 political officials including MP’s, Senators, political staff and many more.

Photo Gallery

Professional photographs from the AGM can be found here.

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Thank you to our sponsors

CFA would like to sincerely that our Corporate Partner, Corporate Leaders and all the AGM sponsors for helping to make this event a reality. We could not do this without your support.