MRC Pontiac seeking an economic development commissioner for agriculture
Article published on 1 September 2021
last modification on 31 August 2021
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MRC Pontiac is searching for an economic development commissioner to focus on agriculture. A job offer posted on August 27 states that the full-time, permanent position will “work closely with community partners and provides strategic advice to foster agricultural and agri-food development in the Pontiac.” Applicants will require a degree or work experience in an agricultural environment, fluency in both French and English and an ability to work independently.

Responsibilities
- Promote and market agriculture/agribusiness and agri-food opportunities in all our communities to farmers, entrepreneurs and investors;
- Support municipalities, organizations, agencies and agricultural and agri-food committees in our territory (e.g., Union des producteurs agricoles, Comité agricole, Table agroalimentaire de l’Outaouais, etc.);
- Assist in the promotion of new and unique products, services and businesses;
- Support the attraction and retention of agricultural investments;
- Contribute to the management of funds and financial programs of the MRC Pontiac;
- Support and develop education and training programs that will have an economic impact on our region, in collaboration with existing education and training organizations;
- Assist farm/agri-businesses, organizations, etc. in submitting applications, proposals, etc. to local, provincial and federal programs;
- Establish and maintain contacts with local, provincial and federal government departments and organizations related to agricultural development;
- Contribute to the development and annual update of the agricultural components of the Vision 2030 strategic development plan;
- Carry out special projects, promotional events, etc;
- Carry out any other mandate given by management.

The posting closes at 4 p.m. on September 17. For more details visit the MRC’s website.

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