October declared Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses will be sharing the spotlight this month.

The provincial government declared October as Agriculture Month to increase the public’s understanding and trust in modern food production.

“The agriculture industry is a cornerstone of our province,” Agriculture Minister David Marit said in a news release. “You can’t celebrate this amazing industry without acknowledging the people who make the industry great. Through a combination of experience and cutting-edge technology, Saskatchewan producers and agri-businesses are building and protecting the agriculture sector in the province for generations to come, which is certainly worth celebrating.”

People in the ag industry are encouraged to share their own stories and engage in conversations about agriculture and agri-food production.

Throughout the month, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, in collaboration with industry partners, will share food stories, hold an online photo contest and be active on social media to encourage the public to learn about modern agriculture.

Those doing so on social media are also encouraged to use the hash-tag celebrate ag.

“As we celebrate Ag Month this October, we want to recognize how far we have come in food production and farming practices”, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan Executive Director Clinton Monchuk said. “Saskatchewan agriculture has been made great by the people who work in this industry and the benefits are global.”

More information can be found at farmfoodcaresk.org.

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