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Swift Current Ag & Ex hopes people will ‘Discover the Farm, Poultry & Exotic Animals'

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By Jessi Gowan — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Residents of the southwest will have the chance to learn a little bit more about where their dinner comes from at the Swift Current Ag & Ex’s inaugural ‘Discover the Farm, Poultry & Exotic Animal Sale.’


The event will take place April 21, in the Stockade Building at Kinetic Exhibition Park in Swift Current, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“It’s really a two-part show,” explained Tracey Stevenson, Office Manager with Swift Current Ag & Ex.

“The poultry and exotic animal show and sale is just one aspect of the event, combined with our ‘Discover the Farm’ experience. That includes an education component, for families and children to learn more about how their food is made.”

The event will include live animals, hands-on interactive displays, and exhibits on livestock, poultry, dairy, and pork.

Stevenson is hoping to make this a yearly event, eventually expanding to include an agricultural component, as well.

“We are starting smaller this year, but we want to continue to grow this program,” she explained.

“It’s a huge market. We also have plans to implement a farm safety program with the show next year, keeping up with some of the programs offered in places like Prince Albert, Saskatoon, and Lloydminster. We would really like to start working with the schools on this event, also. It is part of the Ag & Ex’s mandate to provide educational information to the community and to the southwest.”

Stevenson hopes the event will be well-received, since this is a completely new venture for the Ag & Ex.

So far, she has heard good feedback from people as far away as Alberta, and is expecting to see a good turnout. She encourages families to come and check out the show, to learn more about animals and food.

“I think a lot of our urban people, especially kids, go to store to get their milk, eggs, and meat, and I don’t know if they really know where it comes from,” Stevenson admitted. “On the farm, they feed and take care of these animals that provide us with the food that is in our grocery stores.”

By educating the public about farming, Stevenson hopes more people will realize eating natural foods instead of processed foods is a healthier choice, and one that helps support local farmers and our industry here in the Southwest.

“Educating them will help them make better choices about what to put in their bodies, because it all comes from somewhere,” she added. “I hope to see a lot of people taking advantage of the learning opportunities this event will offer.”

Swift Current Ag & Ex’s inaugural ‘Discover the Farm, Poultry & Exotic Animal Sale’ will take place on April 21, in the Stockade Building at Kinetic Exhibition Park in Swift Current, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is only $2, and children 12 and under get in for free.

By Jessi Gowan — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Residents of the southwest will have the chance to learn a little bit more about where their dinner comes from at the Swift Current Ag & Ex’s inaugural ‘Discover the Farm, Poultry & Exotic Animal Sale.’

The event will take place April 21, in the Stockade Building at Kinetic Exhibition Park in Swift Current, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“It’s really a two-part show,” explained Tracey Stevenson, Office Manager with Swift Current Ag & Ex.

“The poultry and exotic animal show and sale is just one aspect of the event, combined with our ‘Discover the Farm’ experience. That includes an education component, for families and children to learn more about how their food is made.”

The event will include live animals, hands-on interactive displays, and exhibits on livestock, poultry, dairy, and pork.

Stevenson is hoping to make this a yearly event, eventually expanding to include an agricultural component, as well.

“We are starting smaller this year, but we want to continue to grow this program,” she explained.

“It’s a huge market. We also have plans to implement a farm safety program with the show next year, keeping up with some of the programs offered in places like Prince Albert, Saskatoon, and Lloydminster. We would really like to start working with the schools on this event, also. It is part of the Ag & Ex’s mandate to provide educational information to the community and to the southwest.”

Stevenson hopes the event will be well-received, since this is a completely new venture for the Ag & Ex.

So far, she has heard good feedback from people as far away as Alberta, and is expecting to see a good turnout. She encourages families to come and check out the show, to learn more about animals and food.

“I think a lot of our urban people, especially kids, go to store to get their milk, eggs, and meat, and I don’t know if they really know where it comes from,” Stevenson admitted. “On the farm, they feed and take care of these animals that provide us with the food that is in our grocery stores.”

By educating the public about farming, Stevenson hopes more people will realize eating natural foods instead of processed foods is a healthier choice, and one that helps support local farmers and our industry here in the Southwest.

“Educating them will help them make better choices about what to put in their bodies, because it all comes from somewhere,” she added. “I hope to see a lot of people taking advantage of the learning opportunities this event will offer.”

Swift Current Ag & Ex’s inaugural ‘Discover the Farm, Poultry & Exotic Animal Sale’ will take place on April 21, in the Stockade Building at Kinetic Exhibition Park in Swift Current, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is only $2, and children 12 and under get in for free.


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