For Immediate Release
Amazing Agriculture Adventure Embraces Rural Routes!
(Winnipeg, MB September 11, 2009) – An adventurous group of grade 4 and 5 students are going to learn all about agriculture. From the farm gate to the products they eat and use everyday, they will learn the ins and outs of agriculture one station at a time. And now it will be on REAL working farms!
Agriculture in the Classroom-MB Inc. is celebrating its tenth year with the Amazing Agriculture Adventure, a program designed to give students a hands-on interactive experience with all aspects of agriculture. From September 15th to 17th, the ten year celebration in Winnipeg will be all that more amazing with the event being held between two new venues: Richardson’s Kelburn Farm and the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences’ Glenlea Research Station.
“Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba is dedicated in cultivating an interest in agriculture, and the Amazing Agriculture Adventure is one of our most critical programs. We are thrilled to be partnering with Richardson International Ltd. and The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences to offer a real farm experience to the students.” says executive director Johanne Ross. “We enjoy engaging students through interactive, hands-on experiences that get them up close and personal with agriculture. With the use of these two working farms, students will be more engaged than ever before and have the opportunity to feel that they have actually been on and experienced true working farms!”
Over 1000 amazing students will be going on this agriculture adventure September 15th through the 17th. Students will work their way through 18 interactive stations at the two venues to learn about the many different aspects of agriculture. From crushing canola, to the inner workings of a combine and the difference between meat and milk producing cattle, the students will get their minds full and their hands dirty. Through strong support from the Kelburn Farm and Gleanlea Research Station, the Amazing Agriculture Adventure is a fun and interactive field trip for grade 4 and 5 students to learn more about the agriculture community.
In celebrating ten years of the Amazing Agriculture Adventure, AITC-M will make a special announcement on Wednesday, September 16th at 2:30PM at Kelburn Farm. Birthday cake and memories from the last ten year will be shared at this time. Media is encouraged to attend.
“AITC-M’s Board of Directors is proud of the Amazing Agriculture Adventure as it has become a flagship program over the last ten years.” Stated AITC-M president Scott Van Alstyne. “What a great way to celebrate this achievement with our volunteers, members and partners coupled with an announcement that will recognize agriculture literacy in education.”
Agriculture in the Classroom- Manitoba Inc. is a non-profit organization supported by individuals and the agriculture industry. The organization runs several programs throughout the year including the Amazing Agriculture Adventure, the Made in Manitoba Breakfast program, farm tours and other special events. AITC-M also develops and distributes teacher resources to help deliver agriculture information for use within the school curriculum.
Media is invited to attend this event. Please contact us to make arrangements.
For more information, please contact:
Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba Inc.
(204) 867-0437 (cell)