Manitoba Ag Days Adventure will once again have curious students milling about the agricultural trade show with questions and comments for participants and exhibitors.
“Manitoba Ag Days is proud to be a part of educating our youth and we love having the “Ag Days Adventure” as part of our show,” says Ag Days general manager Kristen Phillips.
For the Manitoba Ag Days Adventure — a program designed and delivered by Agriculture in the Classroom — students are required to follow clues throughout the show and gather information from participating booths about agriculture. This year’s theme for the adventure program is “Agriculture — Think Global, Act Local.” The program will focus on global issues, including the impact of the Manitoba agriculture industry around the world. Each participating school will be entered to win one “Made in Manitoba Breakfast” for their school, which combines a special breakfast and continued learning about agriculture.
Agriculture in the Classroom is a program established in 1988 to help deliver information and tools to students and teachers throughout the province about the important role of agriculture in Manitoba. Agriculture in the Classroom uses educational resources to raise awareness of agriculture in Manitoba schools, explain the process of food and fibre production from farm to consumer, and inspire interest in agriculture and agriculture careers.
According to Ag in the Classroom’s Karen Hill, the Manitoba Ag Days Adventure program promotes the development of critical thinking skills related to the business of agriculture, food, bioproducts and life sciences.