REGINA — In proclaiming October Agriculture Month, the government of Saskatchewan encourages taking time to celebrate the agriculture industry.
The focus of the designation is also to encourage consumers to learn more about the world-class, environmentally sustainable products produced here. Throughout the month, the public is encouraged to share their connection to food through the theme, "#MealsFromtheFarm."
"Saskatchewan's agriculture industry cannot thrive without the dedicated individuals that make up the value-chain," Agriculture Minister David Marit said. "They have a passion for producing the healthy, affordable food that we share with our families everyday. I encourage everyone to show support by celebrating this innovative, resilient and sustainable industry."
This year, Agriculture Month will also focus on farmers giving back to the communities they belong to, as well as highlight the food they grow. Throughout October, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, in collaboration with industry partners, will share food stories, hold an online photo contest and use social media to encourage the public to learn about modern agriculture and to get involved by supporting meals in their local communities. Suggested ways of celebrating Agriculture Month are participating in a community harvest supper, sharing a meal with family in the field or support a foodbank.
"We are very fortunate to produce such an abundance of food in this province," Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan Executive Director Clinton Monchuk said. "For Agriculture Month, we will be using the hashtag #MealsFromtheFarm to promote sharing the great food we grow here with everyone."
For a full list of Agriculture Month events, or to learn how you can take part, visit farmfoodcaresk.org. Follow Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan on Twitter @FarmFoodCareSK, or on Facebook at Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan and share.