2019 International Agriculture & Agri-Food

International Agriculture & Agri-Food Committee:

Made up of volunteers representing the Southern Alberta community, the International Agriculture & Agri-Food Committee (IAC) operates within the framework of the Calgary Stampede. The IAC serves as a connector between the Stampede, Southern Alberta agriculture and international agriculture & agri-food guests before and during the Stampede. With a reputation for success and positive leadership, the committee strives to be a meaningful contributor to the success of the Stampede, the Agriculture department and the Southern Alberta agriculture & agri-food industry.


Our mission is to bring members from the world’s agricultural and agri-food community together to share ideas, to facilitate business opportunities and to foster friendship and cultural understanding. 

Where in the World do you Farm Campaign:

Our “Where in the World do you Farm?” campaign is meant to invite international guests with an interest in agriculture & agri-food to our IAC booth in the Agrium Western Event Centre to meet with us. And also to invite Southern Alberta agricultural and agri-food exhibitors and participants with an interest in doing business internationally. 

Our booth is open daily July 5th to 14th, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

International Agriculture Visitors:

If you are an international visitor from the agriculture and agri-food industry, if you represent an international agriculture group planning to attend the 2019 Calgary Stampede, or are a part of the Southern Alberta agriculture and agri-food community,we welcome you to connect with us.

To pre-register a group of 8 or more people for the International Room for Stampede 2019, please contact margent@calgarystampede.com.

The Journey of Agriculture and The Calgary Stampede:

Agriculture has always been at the heartbeat of Calgary Stampede. Founded and built on the strong values of connection to the land, the livestock and the people, today, agriculture remains an integral part of who we are. In many ways, we feel that agriculture has and continues to shape us into who we are today. We welcome and invite you to visit the journey of agriculture and the Calgary Stampede within the pages of the Profile Magazine.  

The Profile Magazine:

The International Agriculture Profile, the official publication of the International Agriculture & Agri-Food Committee was developed to showcase our industry of Agriculture throughout Southern Alberta to the World.  Please contactIAC@calgarystampede.com to have a copy of the 2019 International Agriculture Profile magazine sent to you.

The 2019 electronic version of the profile magazine will be available in June of 2019.

Follow us on Social Media at these handles and hashtags:

Facebook: Calgary Stampede International Agriculture

Twitter:  @stampedeIAC     #CSIAC

Instagram: stampede_IAC     #CSIAC


Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 5–14, 2019
Location: International Room


For accomodation information please click here.


Committee members are available to welcome and inform agriculture visitors from far and wide, including many business leaders focused on international agriculture and agri-food from throughout Alberta.

Aaron Grant (Chair), John Arnold (Vice Chair), Brent Difley (Past Chair),  Joan Cool (International Reception Lead), Holly Nichol (Events Lead), Barry Bennett (Innovations) Bryan Walton (Agri-Trade Lead), Paul Barker,  Scott Exner, (Sponsorship Leads)  Tina Zakowsky, ( Communications Lead), John Finn, Terry Andryo,  Penny Blackwell, David Collins, Graeme Finn, Ramon Fosado, Candace Grimes, Kerrie Harvie, George Jackson, Patti James, Keith Jones, Larry Konschuk, Larry Koper, Laura Laing, John Lee, Anila Lee Yuen, Syd Loeppky, Kim McConnell, Ravinder Minhas, Sheila Morison, Jenn Norrie,   Ranjan Pant, Dave Phillips, Rick Smith, Jan Warren, Mackenzie Argent (Agriculture Program Manager),