The Canadian and Manitoba governments are providing $99,400 over two years to support Agriculture in the Classroom - Manitoba.
The organization delivers curriculum-based programs, activities and resources for teachers and students to learn more about agriculture and the role it plays in Manitoba.
“Our goal is to ensure all Manitoba students, by the time they graduate, have enough accurate information to make informed consumer decisions. Agricultural education initiatives like Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month allow thousands of students to make meaningful connections to food and farming early on,” said Sue Clayton, executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba.
The funding is flowing through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
“We are proud to be supporting Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba and the educational programming they’re providing to our students in the province,” said Manitoba Ag Minister Ralph Eichler. “Agriculture is a critical part of Manitoba’s overall economy, and raising awareness and giving these students this opportunity at such a young age is an incredible experience.”
Friday also marked the beginning of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month.