Celebrate Food and Farming in Saskatchewan this October
This fall, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is issuing a challenge to everyone in Saskatchewan to get out and celebrate the importance of food and farming across this great province of ours.
The Province of Saskatchewan has designated October as "Agriculture Month", and this is a golden opportunity for communities to come together in a province-wide effort to recognize the wide variety of foods we produce here and the people who grow it with care.
As many of us are aware, food production is the root of Saskatchewan's economy and accounts for over one-third of the province's total exports. We have more than 60 million acres of farmland - that's over 40 per cent of the total in Canada! As well, Saskatchewan is second-largest beef-producing province in the country, with 1.2 million beef cows-almost a third of the Canadian beef herd. Saskatchewan agriculture is the most diversified industry sector in Canada with $13.9 billion in export sales in 2014.
This issue of our newsletter will focus on how you can get involved in spreading the word about agriculture - and celebrating food and farming in your community this October. Watch for information about Agriculture Month and Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan in your grocery store, newspaper, social media and at community events in your area.
Big or small, all communities can take part in Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan. There is one thing which connects us all, and it is the food we eat, so we encourage you to 'step up to the plate' and start planning!