In this issue:  Champion Award * Book a Workshop in 2018 * Canada's Ag Day * Transparency...
January 2018 Newsletter
Adrienne Ivey: 2017 Food & Farming ChampionADIVY
"Champion" - a person, or persons, who work to promote Saskatchewan agriculture and help farmers and ranchers build public trust.

Adrienne Ivey, a rancher and social media enthusiast from Ituna SK, was nominated for her passion, engagement and commitment to promoting agriculture to both producers and consumers alike. Her dedication to creating relevant, moving conversations among her peers and community as well as her volunteerism, collaboration and leadership spirit have made her an important voice in the agriculture industry.

Adrienne supports industry initiatives, is vocal about responsible production practices, and seeks out opportunities to educate non-farmers. She supports consumer outreach organizations like Agriculture in the Classroom, Agriculture More than Ever and Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan and, she and her husband Aaron, were recognized as Saskatchewan's Outstanding Young Farmers in 2014. The award selection committee reported that "Adrienne's willingness to lend her voice to key issues, correct misinformation and stand up for our food system is what makes her a true Food & Farming Champion."

The Food & Farming Champion award honours those who work to advocate for agriculture and inspire public trust in Saskatchewan's food industry.
Book a Workshop or Speaker for Your Next EventWKSHOP
Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is offering a variety of workshop programs for 2018. If you are looking for professional development opportunities for your staff, to host a workshop at your next event or would like to organize one for your community, please contact us
Getting the Message out About Agriculture
Suitable for up to 50 people, this 4-hour workshop is a great professional development opportunity for the agriculture industry.
Suitable for 20 or more people, this 4-hour workshop is great for individuals who are interested in hosting tours of their operation to non-farmers.

Limited to 15 people, this one day media training workshop provides the opportunity to see yourself in front of the camera. Through mock interviews and question prep, this training is great for industry spokespeople (farmers/ranchers and staff) who are the public face of their organization.
Building Public Trust
Tailored to your agenda, this general presentation is great for annual meetings, conference or industry events and provides an overview of Farm & Food Care, explores Canadian consumers view on food production and provides insights on how farmers and ranchers can help build public trust in agriculture.
#CdnAgDay is back this February giving us another reason to celebrate Canadian farmers, ranchers and the food they produce.  Tune into the party on social media, check out an event near you or join the fun in Ottawa!

Find more details and ways to celebrate at 

FFC SK put together this video to encourage you to celebrate the Canadian families who have dedicated their lives to grown safe and affordable food. Share it with your network on #CdnAgDay.
Save these Dates in 2018:STD

Canada's Ag Day is February 13, 2018

Lets celebrate the food we love!   Show your Ag pride on  social media or host an event in your community.


For more details and inspiration visit

Chef's Series Returns to Taste of Saskatchewan
July 17-22, 2018

6 days of competitions, 14 chefs and 1 trophy. Join us for more culinary excitement as we crown the next
Top Chef Saskatchewan!


Meet a Farmer Volunteers needed!

Saturday July 14, 2018

If you'd like to volunteer for our meet a farmer day at Taste, contact our office

Food Day Canada August 4, 2018

This national event brings together farmers, ranchers, fishers, chefs, food writers, researchers and home cooks in a celebration of Canadian food. 


Join the party at

Agriculture Month is back this October

You don't have to wait until October to share your food stories. 

Look for a full schedule of events at
later in the year

Public Trust Summit
November 13 - 14, 2018

 Food system leaders from across the country will convene at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec this fall to explore the 2018 Public Trust Research and ways of improving transparency in the Canadian agriculture sector. 

For more information, visit 
Farms at the Table Conference a week earlier this year!
December 5 - 6, 2018

Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan's annual conference returns to Saskatoon a week early this December.

We are building an exciting agenda so stay tuned for more details. 

Trust-Building Transparency is on the Menu in 2018 TRANS
Similar to last year, survey participants were asked to rate their level of concern on several life issues and the Rising Cost of Food and Keeping Healthy Food Affordable topped the list. Also on this list at 51% was Food Safety and the Humane Treatment of Farm Animals ranked 40%.
The numbers reflect the percentage of those who selected 8-10 on a scale of 0-10.
Taken from the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity 2017 Public Trust Research.

Concerns on the use of hormones and antibiotic residues in animal products, pesticide use in crop production and GMO ingredients have all risen slightly since 2016. 

You can download the CCFI's full report  here.
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