Business & Policy
Saskatchewan proclaims agriculture literacy week
By Gov't of Saskatchewan
Mar. 4, 2013, Regina, SK - The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed March 3-9 Agriculture Literacy Week in Saskatchewan.
"Agriculture Literacy Week is a time to show our youth the importance and value of agriculture and the role our producers play in feeding the world," Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said. "By allowing our youth to learn more about agriculture we hope that they will have a better appreciation of where their food comes from and will consider a career in agriculture."
The provincial government supports a number of initiatives to help educate youth about agriculture in Saskatchewan, such as Agriculture in the Classroom. The Ministry of Agriculture has provided $150,000 in funding over the past year to the program.
On Tuesday, March 5, Minister Stewart will attend an Agriculture Adventure Event at the Saskatchewan Science Centre. Presented by Agriculture in the Classroom, the event will provide students a hands-on agriculture learning opportunity.
Agriculture Literacy Week will be observed through a variety of events held in March by Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan and schools across the province. Activities will focus on connecting children and youth with the agriculture industry.