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It’s our roots and our reputation, our past and our future. Agricultural industries have been a mainstay of the Calgary economy for more than a century.

Home to one third of Canada’s total farmland and boasting more cattle than any other Canadian province, agrifood is now Alberta’s largest manufacturing sector with more than $14.5 billion in food manufacturing sales in 2016.  Food and agricultural products are exported from Alberta to over 140 countries around the world. 

Agribusiness is among the key sectors for growth in Calgary and the region as the city continues to grow and diversify its economy. Calgary is already a global leader and a centre of innovation for safe and sustainable food production for Canada and the world. Tremendous opportunities for growth exist across the entire agriculture value chain. Learn more about the agribusiness sector.

Agriculture has a rich history in this area. Watch our agribusiness video to see why Calgary is a global leader in smart and sustainable agriculture for the future.



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