News & Events DJ January 27, 2023

Monthly mixer

Monthly meetings featuring industry leaders

Prairie Food Link hosts monthly meetings at Boffins Event Centre, Innovation Place, Saskatoon. Members are welcome to attend in person or join virtually (if available). During the meetings, we strive to provide  relevant presentations, and networking is always an important part of each event.

Over the past year, we have heard from industry leaders with regards to various aspects of the food and ingredient processing sector. Here are a few of the topics covered during our past Monthly Mixers, and the member organizations who made the presentations:

  • Partnership for Growth (P4G) and City of Saskatoon discuss infrastructure and utility rates
  • MNP Report: Prairies Agri-Food Sector Skills, Competencies and Training Profile
  • Retail sector (Federated Co-op Limited)
  • Government resources (Sask Ministry of Trade and Export Development (STEP); Invest in Canada; Sask Polytech)
  • International exporting (STEP; Black Fox Farm and Distillery)
  • Excess Processing Capacity (Bioriginal; World Trade Centre Saskatoon)
  • Transportation (Aero Delivery; NorQuin)
  • Fermentation Capacity (Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre)
  • International Supply Chain (Ghost Transportation)
  • Insurance (NFP Canada)
  • Sustainability (Meewasin Valley Authority)
  • Expansions and New Direction (Great West Brewing)
  • Student/youth labour force engagement (FCC; Sask Polytech; Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies)

Member events & opportunities

On October 20, 2023 four Prairie Food Link members participated in a panel discussion during the National Supply Chain Conference.
Sustainably Improving Agricultural Productivity to Meet Increasing Demand 


  • Brett Casavant – CEO, C-Merak
  • Sav Bellissimo – Store Brands Manager, FCL
  • Jeff Gross – Co-founder Pacific Ridge Corporation & Farmer 
  • J. Blair Knippel – Canadian CFO, TBase4 Investments (Moderator)
Watch for a video recording coming soon!
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