Guelph’s already a national leader in agri-food innovation, but it’s only skimmed the surface, according to a new report commissioned by the city, the University of Guelph, the Guelph Partnership for Innovation, the chamber of commerce and Conestoga College. I cover the report’s recommendations, which include harnessing Guelph’s intellectual capital, in my Urban Cowboy column in today’s Guelph Mercury.

Some cluster models exist, such as the biotechnology innovation cluster that’s developed around Ghent University in Belgium, which I toured yesterday as part of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalistsannual congress.  Federation president Mike Wilson took the photo below of an artistic fruit and vegetable display at a nearby exhibition.