As the old saying goes, there’s people from Saskatchewan everywhere.
Karly Rumpel, a third-year Agriculture student at the University of Guelph, has organized a tour for 38 participants to show them what Agriculture is like on the prairies, along with many other stops along the way.
Rumpel says the trip is all about offering a different perspective.
“I’ve been going to school out in Ontario here for the last three years, and I’ve noticed there’s a large disconnect between Agriculture students out here, and Agriculture in the rest of North America,” Rumpel says. “I wanted to just showcase what we do out West, so we’re going to see all kinds of stops.”
Rumpel, who is originally from the Craven-Southey area, describes the difference between Agriculture in Eastern Canada compared to the prairies.
“Out East here, Agriculture is much more intensive and on a smaller scale, so I kind of want to show (the participants) how much bigger it can be, and how much more extensive it can be, rather than the intensive stuff they do here.”
The tour has already began, with stops taking place in the United States. The tour is expected to hit Saskatchewan by the end of the week before heading back East to be in Guelph for May 1st.
Updates and more information is available on the Sask Ag Tour Facebook page.