The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed this month as Agriculture Literacy Month.
The month will aim to connect students across the province to agriculture through presentations by industry volunteers.
This year’s ‘Connections in Agriculture’ will help students see how we are connected to agriculture. Students will be encouraged to discover and listen to the stories of those who work in agriculture to produce food.
Agriculture Minister David Marit said that the month is an opportunity for students to connect and understand the importance of agriculture in Saskatchewan.
“We really promote agriculture but really bring the awareness to the kids and the students, and also to tell the story about the food processed, but also how there are some good career opportunities in the ag sector as well,” he said. “Telling a story, telling how we grow, healthy, sustainable food and in an environmentally friendly way.”
Industry volunteers, including farmers, ranchers and professionals, will join classrooms to share presentations and personal experiences to help students realize how they are connected to agriculture.