Rural Prosperity Initiative

Regional Rural Innovation Forum

Hosted by Wheatland County, Kneehill County, the Town of Strathmore, and Community Futures Wildrose

November 9th, 2017 8:30am – 5:00pm

Rural Innovation Forums are carefully curated for local governments, industry leaders, economic developers, and technology innovators to: create important relationships across sectors; learn about innovative solutions that are economically and environmentally sustainable; and identify value-added projects, partnerships and opportunities in the host region.

Please click on the links below to view presentations:

» Martin Shields (MP Bow River) - M-108: Recognizing Ranchers/Farmers as Stewards/Conservationists

» Warren Robb (Ducks Unlimited)– Wetland Policy and Mitigation

» Christine Campbell (ALUS Canada)– Landowner Stewardship Investment

» Mike Dorion (Living Soil Solutions)- Farm Scale Compost Tea

» Steve Price, P.Eng (Expander Energy)– Gas To Liquid Plant in Wheatland

» Dr. Sylvanus Ekwe (InnoTech Alberta)- Sustainable Bioenergy Production in Rural Communities

» Bene Worthington (Worthington Construction) – Water Closets

» Dan Madlung (BioComposites Group)- Developing the AB Hemp Industry

» Lyle Lawrence – On Farm Energy Management

» Colin Huxted (Huxted Enterprises)– Composting for Strathmore’s Green Cart Program

» Dan Cloutier (Nexus Power)– Sprung Ark Aquaponics

Exhibitors Included

Eclipse Sustainability Projects; Eco-Smart Energy Solutions/ Biovator; Canada Green Building Council; HenDen Earth Stabilization; 3 Point Environmental; Government of Canada: NSERC + OSME;  Community Futures Wild Rose, and more..


Rural Prosperity Initiative

Accelerating Rural Economies

  • Identify, evaluate and implement projects that can reduce GHG
  • Reduce waste & improve and retain the supply of clean water
  • Accelerate economic development, attract investment
  • Identify opportunities and challenges of climate change
  • Create energy independence through clean energy generation

Rural Innovation Forums

Showcase solutions for Rural Prosperity - network with solution providers! 

Lethbridge Rural Innovation Forum

Lesser Slave Lake Rural Innovation Forum

Drayton Valley Rural Innovation Forum

Okotoks Rural Innovation Forum

Wheatland Region Rural Innovation Forum

 Learn more! 

Rural Prosperity Initiative Partners