If you eat food, you are connected to agriculture.
Agriculture Month is proclaimed every October in Saskatchewan, and provides the perfect opportunity for those who grow food, and those who love to eat it, to connect. Through the celebrations, consumers will have the chance to better understand how Saskatchewan farmers, ranchers and industry grow their crops and raise their livestock.
The farmers in our province work hard to produce good, safe, and healthy food. They take care of their land and animals. They not only produce food for the people in our province, but also to help feed the growing world. This month let’s share Saskatchewan’s incredible food story. Let’s celebrate our Saskatchewan producers and the wide variety of delicious food and ingredients they grow right here in our province!
Share your Ag Month celebrations using #OurFoodHasAStory and #AgMonth18
Visit https://ourfoodhasastory.ca/ for more Ag Month inspiration!
Get your students involved in Ag Month!
Order a free ‘What’s in your Lunchbox?’ learning kit that is ONLY available during Ag Month! The kit includes 5 sets of flash cards that feature everyday food items that could be in your lunchbox. Students are engaged as they match up what part of the plant OR what animal was used in making that food item, developing a better understanding of where their food comes from! Order now!
Other Ag Month complimentary resources:
*My Food Story - A lesson plan guiding elementary students to explore foods grown in Saskatchewan with laminated, washable meal placemats for the students to share their personal food story. Order English. Order French.
*Feeding a Growing World: Exploring Saskatchewan’s Role in Global Food Security – Middle year students inquire, explore and investigate the question, “How might Saskatchewan agriculture contribute to global food security for 9 billion people?”. Order now.
*All About Food resource – Presents factual information for high school students about ‘hot topics’ in agriculture, with a companion website that extends learning by providing a teacher guide, links to videos, and interactive games. Order now.
Ag Month events around Saskatchewan:
Ag Month Kick Off: Celebrate Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan
September 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sobeys Stonebridge Store: 3100 Preston Avenue South, Saskatoon
Join us in the Community Kitchen for cooking demonstrations and free samples with Saskatoon Chef Simon Reynolds.
*Meet Saskatchewan Farmers
*Enjoy food samples from Saskatchewan producers
*Bring the kids for balloons and activities
*Enter to win a Sobeys gift basket valued at $100
Food Evolution Screening & BBQ
October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Neatby-Timlin Theatre: Room 241 Arts Building, University of Saskatchewan
From Academy Award Nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy comes "Food Evolution," a documentary narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Join us for a free screening, in celebration of Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan.
*CAMA student chapter will be hosting a BBQ at 5:00 pm
*Screening begins at 7:00 pm
*Student discussion panel to follow screening
Ag Month Celebration at the Saskatoon Farmers Market
October 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saskatoon Farmers Market: 414 Avenue B South
Meet Saskatchewan farmers and join SweetSugarBean, Chef/Cookbook Author/Food Blogger Renee Kolman, for some tasty food samples!