Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba (AITC-M) has launched the Foundations of Manitoba Agriculture Virtual Resource Hub, a series of interactive courses and information sheets that invite teachers and students to explore the different crops grown and animals raised in Manitoba.
“Food is something that connects us all, yet very few Manitoban students understand how the food they eat ends up on their plates,” says Sue Clayton, executive director, AITC-M. “The Foundations of Manitoba Agriculture brings that journey to life for them in ways that connect directly to the subjects they’re learning about in school, including science, technology, the environment, nutrition, history. Learning about our province’s most important crops and animals – and the people who grow and raise them – will lead to more empowered generation of consumers, decision makers and innovators.”
AITC-M worked closely with partners in Manitoba’s agriculture industry to ensure the resources provide accurate, balanced, and current information. The Foundations of Manitoba Agriculture was made possible thanks to the support of foundational sponsors, including Peak of the Market, a 2022 Presenting Sponsor.
“Peak of the Market Growers recognize the importance of education,” said Pamela Kolochuk, CEO, Peak of the Market Ltd. “Understanding how food is planted, grown and harvested is paramount to ensure the public is aware of the significance agriculture plays in all of our daily lives. Without food, we can not live. Our vision at Peak of the Market is to ensure that all Canadian fill half their plates with fresh produce. It all starts with educating young people on the basics of growing food, which in turn, creates educated adults who support our important agricultural industry.”
Source: Peak of the Market September 19, 2022 news release