By Agriculture in the Classroom, June 2, 2017 

Over 60 students will be learning all about Saskatchewan agriculture at the Kindersley Food Farm through hands-on experiences with local agriculture representatives demonstrating how farmers in Saskatchewan contribute to the meals students eat every day.

Agriculture in the Classroom SK, the SK Ministry of Agriculture, and the Kindersley Plains Museum have teamed up to bring a two part educational program where students experience the full cycle farming. The Food Farm brings students from Westberry School in Kindersley to learn about where their food comes from by actively participating in growing the ingredients for familiar foods such as pizza, burgers, and fries. The students plant seeds in the spring and then return in the fall to harvest their crops.

“Even in rural Saskatchewan, kids are disconnected from agriculture” says Sara Shymko, Agriculture in the Classroom Executive Director. “This program helps students learn where their food comes from and also gives them a deeper understanding of their personal relationship with food.” Students also visit a variety of stations lead by industry experts who provide a meaningful learning experience that is relevant to the student’s curriculum. Students will partake in engaging activities as they investigate how food is grown and how local farmers contribute to meals across the province and around the world.

The Food Farm is taking place on June 9th at Kindersley Plains Museum (South side of Highway 7 on the East side of town). Sessions run from 10:00am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 2:30pm, with a lunch served in between sessions. We invite you to cover this event in your community by joining in the agricultural experience.

ABOUT AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM SK

It is important that young people today know where their food comes from. Agriculture in the Classroom SK (AITC-SK) is non-profit organization that partners with the agriculture and education communities to connect kids and agriculture through innovative, curriculum-based programs and educational resources. Last year AITC-SK reached 68,600 students in 225 communities across the province.

Learn more at www.aitc.sk.ca.

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