2022 Earth Day Celebrations at Fort Whyte Alive (FWA) feature MFGA producer-family Nerbas Bros Angus (NBA), grasslands and livestock production side by side alongside others working toward a more sustainable, greener future
Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA) Board Member Arron Nerbas and family will showcase the incredible importance of grasslands and livestock production to healthy watersheds, increased biodiversity – including pollinators, flora and fauna- and many benefits to society to a largely-urban audience at Winnipeg’s Fort Whyte Alive Saturday April 23, 2022 as part of Earth Day 2022 celebrations.
Nerbas, who fills the NBA social media accounts with wildlife and grassland scenes that occur daily on his family’s farm south of Lake of the Prairies in Shellmouth, MB, is an advocate for regenerative grazing and regenerative agricultural practices around soil health. The Nerbas family has won a number of environmental awards for the way they farm alongside nature.
Besides flying the MFGA flag at the event, Nerbas is expected to be positioned near Fort Whyte Alive’s regenerative agriculture and livestock production display that Manitoba Beef Producers and MFGA sponsored earlier this year. There is a loop of videos that visitors can view at the FWA ag display as well as a chance for the public to gain information on the importance of grasslands and livestock production alongside some of the initiatives and organizations that are working towards a more sustainable and greener future.
The FWA Earth Day event will run from 10am-4pm rain (indoors) or shine (outdoors) and all admissions (reduced to $5 for Earth Day) collected during the event are going towards the creation of FWA pollinator gardens.