Food and Agriculture

A place of abundance

Food and Agriculture

It’s all here…

The Edmonton region’s agricultural sector has scale, built on a foundation of excellence in sustainable practices. As a region that includes both a large urban centre and 1.7 million acres of fertile farmland, agriculture and agri-food in the region includes rural and urban, traditional and high-tech, and strong research and development ecosystems.

We’re an agriculture powerhouse

The region has a well-developed value chain that includes everything from primary farm production to food and beverage processing, including a vibrant cluster of craft breweries and distilleries and a burgeoning culinary tourism scene.

We’re one of the few places in the world that produces more food than it consumes

Beyond that, there’s nowhere in the world better suited to address global food scarcity challenges. We have:

  • clean and abundant water, land, and air
  • a climate conducive to food production
  • historical expertise in sustainable farming practices
  • a strong talent pipeline
  • trade infrastructure
  • proximity to a major markets
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  • 1.7 million acres of prime agricultural land
  • There has not been a region-wide crop failure in over 100 yrs
  • Trade agreements are unparalleled - access to 1.5 billion customers

Meet our leaders in Food and Agriculture

Our food and agriculture ecosystem

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Organizations (By Type)

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Companies working in Food and Agriculture

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  • Cargill Logo
  • Corteva Agriscience Logo
  • lilydale Foods Logo
  • The Little Potato Company Logo
  • Tolko Logo
  • United Farmers of Alberta Logo


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    • 2023 Smart City Summit & Expo

      March 28

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    • Canadian Hydrogen Convention 2023

      April 25

      Canadian Hydrogen Convention April 25-27 2023 in the Edmonton region - Edmonton Convention Centre - Edmonton Global
      The Canadian Hydrogen Convention is returning to the Edmonton region. The Canadian Hydrogen Convention is the largest hydrogen event in North America…
    • Global Hydrogen Pitch Competition

      April 26 @ 8:00 am

      Edmonton Global, Plug and Play and Edmonton Unlimited proudly announce the Global Hydrogen Pitch Competition. This competition takes place on April 2…

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