Location: Canad Inns, Portage la Prairie, MB
Description: March 20, 2014

The Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council (MRAC), doing business as the Prairie Improvement Network (PIN), will hold its 18th Annual General Meeting on March 20, 2014, at the Canad Inns in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Through the delivery of several Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) programs, MRAC/PIN has been supporting ag innovation and adaptation and rural development in Manitoba for the past 18 years. This year’s AGM theme will be “Rural Priority, Global Results.” Join us as we wrap up the last of our federal programing, including CAAP, and look toward the future.

“As we continue to expand our role on the prairies, we are working with rural and urban stakeholders to encourage collaboration, partnerships and “outside the box” thinking that will lead to sustainable development,” says Helena Marak, Acting Executive Director.

The 2014 MRAC/PIN AGM includes a business meeting, election of new directors, recognition of outgoing directors, and two guest speakers: Lance Yohe, former Executive Director of the Red River Basin Commission providing a presentation on trans boundary cooperation in the Red River Basin, and a representative of the GF2 Secretariat who will present an overview of Growing Forward 2 programming in Manitoba.

Full agenda and registration information is available at AGM Registration deadline is Thursday, March 13, 2014; please note your attendance by emailing Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for AGM updates. Media are invited to attend free of charge.

About the Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council (MRAC)
MRAC is a private not-for-profit corporation that administers Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) funds for innovative agricultural projects and acts as a catalyst to stimulate industry and government activity where gaps are identified.

About the Prairie Improvement Network (PIN)
PIN represents the interests of generations to come by undertaking activities which become catalysts for positive change in rural life.
Date: 2014-03-20