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Agriculture in the Classroom launches new resource for Manitoba teachers and students as part of Farm and Food Awareness Week

A non-profit focused on teaching students where their food comes from has released a new resource for educators across Manitoba to incorporate in the classroom.

 

As part of Farm and Food Awareness Week, Agriculture in the Classroom says their Foundations of Manitoba Agriculture Virtual Resource Hub is a way to learn about the commodities grown or raised in the province.

 

Executive director Sue Clayton says not enough Manitobans know where their food comes from, which is one of the reasons why they decided to create the hub.

 

“Most of us are three to four generations removed from the farm. There used to be a time when all of us knew someone that farmed and that’s just not the case anymore. Teachers have often said to us that they would like to teach more about agriculture related topics but they are just not comfortable teaching about agriculture because they aren’t from a farm and not from that kind of background. So, that’s the whole point of this Foundations of Manitoba Agriculture Resources is to help make teachers more comfortable with a particular topic. If they want to learn more about dairy, or pork, or wheat, or beef, they are able to go and read up about them and then feel more comfortable talking to students about them.”

 

Visit the Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba website for more information.

 

Or hear the full interview with Clayton on Thompson Today at 12:40 and 5:10 this afternoon.

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