Profs in the City
'The "Land Grab" Comes Home: New Forms of Corporate Investment in Prairie Agriculture', by Andre Magnan (Sociology, UofR)
Tuesday August 9, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Place: Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum
1856 Scarth St., Regina, on the second floor
Traditionally, corporate interests have shied away from directly investing in food production because of the inherent risks of farming. What then, asks Magnan, explains the recent surge in corporate investment in prairie farmland and farm production? He will explore this issue by highlighting the case of One Earth Farms, a corporate mega-farm, and new prairie farmland investment trusts.