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Agriculture and Farm week hosts events for Manitobans to learn and celebrate Manitoba’s Agricultural workers

Almost 40,000 Manitobans work in the agricultural sector, a prominent part of Manitoba’s economy. To celebrate these workers’ diligent work and increase awareness around agriculture, Manitoba has dedicated a week of September as Food and Farm Awareness week. This year was the eighth annual.

“Manitoba’s agri-food industry produces a diverse range of delicious foods. The Manitoba Government started this celebration in 2015, and now, every year, Manitoba has a full week to celebrate. I encourage Manitobans to celebrate Food and Farm Awareness Week by trying new local products,” said Derek Johnson, The Minister of Agriculture. 

This celebration allows Manitobans to explore the world of agriculture more; this includes the province’s food production, local farmers, and local products. Moreover, to get people more involved, Manitoba agriculture has introduced a “selfie challenge” for all people to participate. “Manitobans are encouraged to follow @MBGovAg and share their passion for the industry by posting photographs of themselves at farms or enjoying meals made with Manitoba foods, accompanied by #FacesofMBAg and #FarmFoodAwarenessWeek.” said the province.

Farmers appreciate this day because people get to see what they do every day. A Manitoban farmer commented on this celebration by saying, “It’s not my job, it’s my lifestyle, so having people come in here, see what I do every day and appreciate us as farmers providing them that food, it really gives me that extra drive.” 

This week is for everyone to enjoy local food and products, visit different farms to get to know the province’s agriculture more and have fun while learning and discovering new things and techniques from all of the farmers in Manitoba.

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– Halla Alhamed/Ryan Funk, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.

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