Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announced $97,100 has been awarded to Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan. The money will be put towards helping kids involved in the program to learn about the environment and “foster awareness of sustainability and climate change.” According to a news release, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan aims… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is about to launch one of three pilot projects to “engAGe” youth in three cities across the country. Through its thinkAG initiative, AITC-C staff and volunteers will be visiting high schools in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal this fall and winter to promote careers within Canada’s agri-food sector. “Although agriculture… Read More

In an effort to support the growing agriculture industry, more than $700,000 will be given to two programs that support leadership among young Canadian farmers. The Canadian Young Farmers Forum (CYFF) will receive $616,627 while Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program will receive $100,925. The money, announced on Wednesday, falls under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriCompetiveness… Read More

Farming and ranching organizations across western Canada are collaborating with a University of Waterloo research project to better understand producers preferences when it comes to conservation programs. Research lead, Dr. Jeremy Pittman says a big question they’re hoping to answer is how they can make both agriculture and species at risk thrive on Canadian landscapes…. Read More

Former Agriculture and Agri-food Minister Lawrence MacAulay was on hand to announce $1.5 million from the federal government to go towards Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C). The money comes from two programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). “Agriculture in the Classroom helps raise awareness and educate young Canadians on the role of our… Read More

A gift of 316 acres of agricultural land located near Carstairs, Alta. was donated to Olds College. Valued at $1.2 million, the donation was made on behalf of the estate of Willem Pistra. “Both my parents would be thrilled to know that the farmland will be contributing to research that will improve farming practices in… Read More