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Students go on an ag adventure

Once again Agriculture in the Classroom 
will play a big role at Ag Days

Ag Days will see students scouring the show site, seeking clues and gathering information about agriculture.

That’s because Agriculture in the Classroom will once again be designing and delivering the Manitoba Ag Days Adventure.

This year’s theme is “Agriculture — Think Global, Act Local” where students in Grades 7 and 8 take part in the World Game where they are introduced to global agriculture challenges.

During the World Game, the students will discover how education, innovation and technology in agriculture are providing farmers and agribusiness with the tools to meet these challenges. Students are asked to consider a career in agriculture as an opportunity to make a difference. Then they connect with local ag businesses and organizations at Manitoba Ag Days to talk to ag industry people about their role in agriculture both locally and globally.

Agriculture in the Classroom was 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.

“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,” said Kristen Phillips, Ag Days general manager.

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