Land use conference to be held in Guelph
By Top Crop Manager
May 1, 2013, Guelph, Ont. – The University of Guelph is hosting a one-day conference to discuss crucial issues about rural land use, entitled Exploring Rural Land Use: Issues, institutions and change. The conference aims to provide an examination of key trends and issues regarding farmland in Ontario, a discussion about the institutions and organizations that influence the use of land, a forum to learn more about First Nations land use issues and a closer look at ongoing property rights in Canada and the United States.
The event will be held May 14 at the Delta in Guelph, and features keynote speaker Chief Robert Louie of the Westbank First Nation and Chairman of the First Nations Land Advisory Board. His presentation will focus on the First Nation Land Management - a framework agreement that enables First Nations to opt out of the land-related sections of the Indian Act and develop their own land code.
In addition to Chief Louie's presentation, other topics and speakers at the Exploring Rural Land Use conference include:
- Trends in agricultural land use over time in Ontario & Canada – Alfons Weersink, professor, department of food, agricultural and resource economics (FARE), University of Guelph
- Trends in farmland values – James Bryan, strategy and agricultural economics analyst, Farm Credit Canada, Regina, Sask.
- Land value trends in Southwestern Ontario – Marleen Van Ham, real estate appraiser, Agri Choice Real Estate Appraisals Inc.
Click here for a full list of presentations and to register.