About Us DJ March 18, 2021

About Prairie Food Link

Prairie Food Link is an industry-led cluster, supported by Ag-West Bio, Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association and Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan). Prairie Food Link currently spans Saskatoon and a wide region outside of the city into northern Saskatchewan. We believe that by working together we can create enhanced opportunities for investment and job creation for the benefit of the province’s agri-value sector.

To be a global leader in food, beverage and ingredient innovation and processing.


To drive the development of a strong business environment for the value added agri-food processing cluster to thrive, through collaboration, ideation, and resource maximization.

Why Saskatoon

Saskatoon is the logical place in Western Canada for a food and ingredient processing cluster. The region has:
  • Plentiful raw commodities​
  • Large and small processors located here are willing to partner on projects with cluster members​
  • Technical and commercialization support is available through our University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre (Food Centre)​
  • Buy-in from all levels of government. ​

Steering Commitee​

Karen Churchill


CEO, Ag-West Bio

Blair Knippel


CFO, OMD Foods

Shannon Sears

President & CEO, Bioriginal

Devin Dubois

VP & Co-founder, Blue Sky Hemp Ventures

Mehmet Tulbek

President, Food Centre

Dan Prefontaine

Director Strategic Projects, Food Centre

Sav Bellissimo

Store Brands Manager, Federated Co-op Limited

Abdul Jalil

Assistant Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada | PrairiesCan
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