October is Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan, and farmers are encouraged to “tell their story” as part of it.
“Agriculture Month is a time to highlight our connection to food and the role agriculture plays in the lives of Saskatchewan people,” says Agriculture Minister David Marit. “From primary production and research, to processing and technology, there are many stories to share about the care and consideration that goes into producing the healthy, nutritious meals on our plates.”
The theme this year is, “Our food has a story,” and everyone in Saskatchewan is encouraged to share their story about food and food production. The Ministry of Agriculture, Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan, and Ag More Than Ever are all collaborating to engage those in the industry to share their food stories and to encourage the public to learn about modern agriculture.
“We are all connected through food,” Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan’s executive director, Clinton Monchuk says. “Celebrating Agriculture Month gives everyone in this province the opportunity to engage in dialogue about what we eat and how Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers produce it.”
The official kick-off to Agriculture Month will take place at the Agri-Food Innovation Centre in Saskatoon, on October 4th at 10 a.m. To find out how you can take part, click here.