Saskatchewan farmer invites politicians to ride in the buddy seat

Megz Reynolds, a grain farmer from near Kyle, Saskatchewan, took inspiration from her colleagues overseas and decided to open the combine door to politicians of every stripe and level of government.

The standing invite is, she says, about having meaningful conversations about how food is grown and to build understanding about what it takes to farm in Canada, not just photo ops. So far, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is lined up to join Reynolds, and federal ag minister Lawrence MacAulay did respond, but they couldn’t line up a schedule that worked.

@FarmerMegzz , as she’s known on social media, joined RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney earlier this week to talk about what she hopes to accomplish with these combine rides, how other farmers can get involved, and we get a bonus crop report, too.

 

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