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- Canada is Kentucky's top agriculture and agri-food export market
- Largest destination for Kentucky's exports exceeding $7 billion
- $176 million and 10k+ Kentucky jobs come from Canadian FDI
- World's largest economy and member of NAFTA
- Kentucky's agriculture sector exported $189 million to Canada in 2016
- 25% of Kentucky's foreign-bound goods are sold to Canada
- Food and Beverage
- Agriculture Associations
What Does This Trip Include
- Grain-farm visits
- Round-table discussions
- Agriculture and Agribusiness Symposium with the Minister of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Svc., Masterfeeds/Alltech, University of Guelph, and others
- Business to business meetings
- Business etiquette and culture briefing
- Country-level political/economic briefing by USDA Foreign Agriculture Svc.
- Business networking reception and bourbon tasting presented by the Kentucky Distillers' Association
- Opening reception at Woodbine Race Track presented by KY Thoroughbred Assoc., honoring US Ambassador to Canada, Kelly Craft (Invited)
- In-country transportation and technical visits
- Hotel accommodations for four nights
- Two dinners, two lunches, four breakfasts, two executive receptions
for the complete agenda.
"Kentucky agriculture needs international trade, but more importantly, the rest of the world needs Kentucky agriculture. The goal of this agriculture-focused trade mission is to generate export opportunities by connecting our farm community to new international markets."
- Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Commissioner Ryan Quarles
"Canada is a core market for agricultural business with Alltech. In Canada, Alltech businesses generate in excess of $.5 billion+ in revenue, employs 700 skilled individuals, and accounts for 15% of our global gross revenue."
- Paul Groenewegen
Director of Innovation and Nutrition,
Masterfeeds, an Alltech Company
"Celebrating 30 successful years in Canada, Alltech accommodates farmers' needs in all species sectors nationwide. Canada is a great place to do business...we've proven that since 1988!"
- Donna Moloney
Alltech, WTC-KY Board Member & Chair,
Trade Mission Committee
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