Farmers in the area will have a chance to learn with a new event coming to the city. Rural Roots will take place on March 8 at the Western Development Museum, with a tour at Harvest Meats and a social event at Back 40 Brewery to follow.
Craig Lester with Rural Roots Canada said their goal with the event is to have a wide range of topics to cover, in order to give farmers the most out of the day. They’re also getting out of the classroom and taking tours in order to get a bit more fun for everyone.
“We do like to diversify and give something to everyone.”
Several guest speakers will be at the event. They include Rachel Kraynick from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, talking about grants for producers to help with their energy efficiency. Kaitlyn Kitzan will talk about the 2019 Junior Team Canada Trade Mission to Peru.Mike Witkowitz will talk about grain movement and the importance of diversifying your market, while Mark Gottselig with Global Ag Risk Solutions will talk about business management.
The goal of Rural Roots is to bring informational events to farmers, rather than make those farmers go to larger centers. Lester said that at their previous event in Rolling Hills, AB, farmers loved being able to interact with the speakers and take tours during the day.
All money raised will stay in the community, with funds being donated to the Yorkton Exhibition Association.
Registration is at 8:00 a.m. on March 8. More information can be found at ruralrootscanada.ca.