Agricultural and Food Sciences plays host to visitors from Indiana
The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences hosted a tour from Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and Purdue University representatives on September 17 at the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. During the meeting, Faculty researchers explored potential collaborations with the visitors.
Earlier in the day, ISDA signed a memorandum of understanding with Manitoba’s Department of Agriculture to foster co-operation in key areas including agricultural research, trade, investment and youth leadership. According to the Province of Manitoba new release, Manitoba’s officials also discussed the broader Manitoba–Indiana trade relationship, which encompassed two-way trade worth $1.1 billion in 2017, an increase of almost 36 per cent since 2013. Indiana is Manitoba’s seventh-largest trading partner among U.S. states, and 189,800 jobs in Indiana depend on trade and investment with Canada.