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Agricultural Awareness Program Celebrates 10 Years

An adventurous group of Grade 4 and 5 students are going to learn all about agriculture. From the farm gate to the products they eat and use every day, they will learn the ins and outs of agriculture one station at a time. And now it will be on real working farms.

Agriculture i n the Classroom-MB Inc. is celebrating its 10th year with the Amazing Agriculture Adventure, a program designed to give students a hands-on interactive experience with all aspects of agriculture. From September 15 to 17, the 10-year celebration in Winnipeg will be all that more amazing with the event being held between two new venues: Richardson’s Kelburn Farm and the faculty of agricultural and food sciences’ Glenlea Research Station.

“Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba is dedicated in cultivating an interest in agriculture, and the Amazing Agriculture Adventure is one of our most critical programs. We are thrilled to be partnering with Richardson Internat ional Ltd. and the faculty of agricultural and food sciences to offer a real farm experience to the students,” says executive director Johanne Ross. “We enjoy engaging students through interactive, hands-on experiences that get them up close and personal with agriculture. With the use of these two working farms, students will be more engaged than ever before and have the opportunity to feel that they have actually been on and experienced true working farms!”

Over 1,000 amazing students will be going on this agriculture adventure September 15 through the 17. Students will work their way through 18 interactive stations at the two venues to learn about the many different aspects of agriculture. From crushing canola, to the inner workings of a combine and the difference between meat-and milk-producing cattle, the students will get their minds full and their hands dirty. Through strong support from the Kelburn Farm and Gleanlea Research Station, the Amazing Agriculture Adventure is a fun and interactive field trip for Grade 4 and 5 students to learn more about the agriculture community.

“AITC-M’s board of directors is proud of the Amazing Agriculture Adventure as it has become a flagship program over the last 10 years,” said AITC-M president Scott Van Alstyne. “What a great way to celebrate this achievement with our volunteers, members and partners coupled with an announcement that will recognize agriculture literacy in education.”

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