October 01, 2019

Saskatchewan Celebrates Agriculture Month

Agriculture Minister David Marit has proclaimed October as Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan.

Agriculture Month is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of the agriculture industry to our province and to increase consumer understanding of and trust in modern food production.  Everyone is encouraged to celebrate by exploring their connection to food and food production through the theme, “Our Food Has a Story.”

“Agriculture month is a time to highlight our connection to food and the role agriculture plays in the lives of Saskatchewan people,” Marit said.  “From primary production and research to processing and technology, there are many stories to share about the care and consideration that goes into producing the healthy, nutritious meals on our plates.”

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan are collaborating with Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan and Ag More Than Ever to engage industry throughout Agriculture Month to share food stories and encourage the public to learn about modern agriculture.

“We are all connected through food,” Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan’s Executive Director Clinton Monchuk said.  “Celebrating Agriculture Month gives everyone in this province the opportunity to engage in dialogue about what we eat and how Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers produce it.”

An official kick-off will be held at 10 a.m. on October 4, at the Agri-Food Innovation Centre, 2335 Schuyler Street in Saskatoon.

For a full list of Agriculture Month events or to learn how you can take part, visit www.OurFoodHasAStory.ca.

Follow the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture on Twitter @SKAgriculture, on Facebook at Saskatchewan Agriculture or visit www.saskatchewan.ca/ag-public-trust.  Share your stories on social media using #OurFoodHasAStory and #AgMonth19.