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Food Farm at Swift Current Research and Development Centre, June 6-7, 2018

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Students had an opportunity to learn where their food comes from during the Food Farm at Swift Current, June 6 and 7. The two-day event on the premises of the Swift Current Research and Development Centre was attended by 157 students from five schools. There were Grade 3 students from four Swift Current schools – All Saints Catholic School, Central, Fairview, and O.M. Irwin. They were joined by students from different grades from Spring Lake Hutterite Colony. They learned in an interactive and hands-on way about where the ingredients come from for familiar foods such as pizza, burgers, and fries. They planted seeds in a plot and they will return in the fall to harvest their crops. This two-part educational program takes place through a partnership between Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and various other industry partners. Swift Current is one of eight locations in the province for Food Farm events.


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Matthew Liebenberg