Alberta and Territories

Alberta's agricultural industry is a robust, profit-generating economic driver, employing about 73,000 people in 2011. With approximately 43,000 census farms in 2011, the total of farm cash receipts was valued at about $10.5 billion.

The value-added sector of food and beverage manufacturing sales reached a record $12.2 billion or 17.1% of the province's total manufactured goods ($70.9 billion). The leading food sub-sector was meat product manufacturing ($5.7 billion) which accounted for 51.0% of provincial food sales.

Exports of primary and processed agricultural and food products totaled approximately $8 billion last year. The United States continues to be Alberta's largest export market, accounting for 31.6% of total agri-food exports, followed by Japan (14.5%), China (11.6%), and Mexico (7.9%).

Contact Us

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 720
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4G5
Voice 780-495-4141
Fax 780-495-3324

Our Staff

Program and Corporate Support:

Our Staff
Contact Programs Sectors Geographies
Steven Buchta
Senior Marketing and Trade Economist
Tel: 780-495-0452
Steven.Buchta@agr.gc.ca
 
  • Supply Managed Commodities
  • Aboriginal agriculture
  • Livestock (beef, pork, lamb, bison, diversified livestock)
  • Pet food
  • China
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • European Union
Kathy Hougham
Market and Trade Officer
Tel: 780-495-4142
Kathy.Hougham@agr.gc.ca
  • Growing Forward
  • Agri-Food Trade Service Bulletin
  • Functional Foods
  • Natural Health Products
  • Bio-fuels
  • European Union
Cheryl McClellan-Moody
Senior Marketing and Trade Officer (on leave)
Tel: 780-495-4948
Cheryl.McClellan-Moody@agr.gc.ca
  • Horticulture
  • Organics
  • Supply Management
  • China
Lorrie McFadden
Senior Marketing and Trade Officer
Tel: 780-495-2119
Lorrie.McFadden@agr.gc.ca
  • Canada Brand
  • AgriMarketing Program
  • Lead for Trade Leads
  • Growing Forward 2
  • Processed Food
  • Japan
Don Reiter
Marketing and Trade Officer
Tel: 780-495-5527
Donald.Reiter@agr.gc.ca
  • Business Risk Management
  • Grain Markets
  • Grains and oilseeds
  • Honey/Bees
  • Special Crops
  • Non-food and Industrial Uses for Crops
  • Transportation
  • Forage Crops
  • India
  • Korea
  • Russia
Samuel Vallejos
Senior Marketing and Trade Officer
Tel: 780-495-4143
Samuel.Vallejos@agr.gc.ca
  • Emerging Markets
  • Livestock
  • Diversified Livestock
  • Livestock Genetics
  • United States
  • Mexico
Territories
Valerie Whelan
Manager
Tel: (867) 667-5272
Fax: (867) 393-6222
Valerie.A.Whelan@agr.gc.ca
  • Aboriginal Agri-business
  • Growing Forward
  • All Sectors in the Territories

Additional Contacts


News and Events


Other Key Resources

Provincial Government

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Regional Offices
www.inspection.gc.ca

  • Room 654 - 220 4th Avenue Souteast
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2G 4X3
    Tel: (403) 292-4301
    Fax: (403) 292-5707
  • Alberta North
    Room 205 - 7000 113 Street
    Edmonton, Alberta
    T6H 5T6
    Tel: 780-495-3333
    Fax: 780-495-3359
  • Alberta South
    Floor 1, Room 102
    110 Country Hills Landing Northwest
    Calgary, Alberta
    T3K 5P3
    Tel: (403) 299-7660
    Fax: (403) 221-3296

Additional Sources of Export Assistance