Skip to content Skip to navigation

Influencing Tomorrow’s Plate

2019 Ag Chairs Summit
July 16, 2019
9:15 am to 10:15 pm
Imperial Ballroom 4, 6 & 8

Building Trust in Food & Farming and the Role of Governments | Kim McConnell, Founder of AgFarm

Effective Food and Ag Communication: It Takes a Village | Erin MacGregor, Founder of How to Eat

Influencing Tomorrow's Plate Session Summary


Erin MacGregor

Registered Dietitian
How to Eat, Food & Nutrition Communications

Erin MacGregor is a Dietitian and Professional Home Economist. She works as a clinician at a large teaching hospital and as the co-owner of How to Eat, a food and nutrition communications team, based in Toronto. Through her work in media and as food communicator, Erin encourages consumers to relax about their food choices, to cook more often at home and to enjoy a healthful and happy relationship with food. [node:read-more:link]

Kim McConnell


Kim McConnell is passionate about agriculture, food, youth and the entrepreneurial spirit. He is a founder and the former CEO of AdFarm, one of the largest agricultural marketing communications firms in North America. [node:read-more:link]


Ralph Eichler

Department of Agriculture

Ralph Eichler was first elected as the MLA in 2003. In 2016, he was sworn in as Manitoba’s Minister of Agriculture. Ralph is the former owner and operator of Prairie Farm and Ranch Supply, and currently owns Ray’s Auction Service. He has been a board member of SARL for more than a decade. [node:read-more:link]