Food and Agriculture

A place of abundance

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

Statistics

  • 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 ecosystem

Organizations (By Type)

Companies working in Food and Agriculture

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

Projects

    The latest in Food and Agriculture

    Latest News

    Upcoming Events

    • forward/slash Economic Summit

      September 28 @ 5:30 pm

      forward/slash event banner
      Convene. Inspire. Emerge. Forward/Slash will bring our region together to unite behind a powerful vision for our economic future. Transformative chan…

    Key Resources

    We'd love to connect with you

    If you have any questions, require further information, or would like to book a consultation, please send us a message.

    Trevor Kloeck
    Sector Contact
    Trevor Kloeck - Senior Manager, Business Development, Agriculture Sector