(Arborg, MB March 14, 2007) – Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba (AITC-M) is traveling the province to educate students about where their food comes from through their Made in Manitoba Breakfast program. Arborg Early/Middle Years School will be the next stop on March 20th where Farm Credit Canada will be sponsoring the event.
“Getting involved in schools and helping students understand the importance of agriculture in their daily lives is what the Ag in the Classroom program is all about,” said Johanne Ross, executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba. “The Made in Manitoba Breakfast program is a great way to reach students in a fun interactive way.”
The morning will start with an educational presentation about agriculture. This presentation includes fun, interactive learning activities which link Manitoba farms to the food students eat. Students will also learn why the agriculture industry and farmers are so important to our province and our economy.
The Made in Manitoba Breakfast menu consists of Manitoba products—eggs, flax pancake mix, milk, canola margarine, pork sausage and maple syrup. The breakfast will be served by local producers so students are able to associate a local face with the foods they eat.
Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba is a non-profit organization supported by individuals and the agriculture industry. It’s mandate is to “Heighten agriculture awareness in Manitoba schools.”
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is the major sponsor for this event, as FCC is committed to agriculture and increasing the awareness of agriculture at all levels. FCC’s value proposition is “Agriculture. We know it. We love it. We’re in it for the long run.”
Media are invited to attend these events. Please contact us to make arrangements.
For more information, please contact:
Johanne Ross - Executive Director
Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba Inc.
(204) 867-0437 (cell)