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Minister of Agriculture speaks to CALM and continued partnership with AgScape

Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs speaks to Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) and continued partnership with AgScape to help deliver agriculture education.

The Honourable Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs,  speaks to Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) and continued partnership with AgScape to help deliver agriculture education:

"Agriculture literacy month is a great opportunity to teach Ontarians, especially students, about the great work being done by our farmers and to provide them with knowledge about opportunities in the agri-food sector.

When students understand more about their food, including where it comes from, how it’s produced and who our farmers are, this gives them the chance to think critically about the food they eat, a vital skill for our youth to develop. That’s why we’ll continue to partner with AgScape, which is committed to agriculture education in Ontario, and which has worked to increase food literacy and build awareness of career opportunities in the agri-food sector for 27 years. I’m pleased to say that since 2003, our government has provided over $3 million in funding to AgScape to help deliver these important programs."

Click here for Letter from The Honourable Jeff Leal.

Click here for official records.

March 2018 is Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM).  Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada (AITC) member organizations celebrate CALM in classrooms across the nation each March.  Students participate in activities to learn about, connect to and understand this important industry.

As the AITC representative in Ontario,  AgScape has FREE programs and resources available to Ontario teachers. To help you and your students celebrate Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) in 2018, AgScape offers resources and programs for both elementary and secondary classrooms.  Click here for more details.