The 12th annual Agriculture Awareness Day is taking place Tuesday, March 21 at the Manitoba Legislative Building.

The event, which is formalized in the Farm and Food Awareness Act, sets aside the third Tuesday of March each year to highlight and celebrate the significant role that agriculture plays in the Manitoba economy.

This year's theme is "Farmers - The Most Trusted Source on Food."

The focus will be on the importance of trust between consumers and our food system and will celebrate successful public trust building in Manitoba.

More Ag News

Ag Women Manitoba Looking For New Members

Ag Women Manitoba is a brand new organization looking for members. The group, which has about 30 members, was started up late last year and held its first AGM earlier this month. Vice-Chair Tiffany…

Handling Stress This Spring

An Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist says, just like farmers maintain their equipment, they also need to prep themselves for the the busy season ahead. Glen Blahey with the Canadian…

CP Rail Strike Averted, Deal Reached

Canadian Pacific Railway has reached an agreement with both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), to avoid a…

Canadian Grain Commission To Reassign Five More Wheat Varieties In 2021

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced that 5 varieties of Canada Western Red Spring wheat will be reassigned to the Canada Northern Hard Red wheat class. Scientific trials showed that…

Province Invests In Online Climate Change Research Tool

The Manitoba government has provided $200,000 to the Prairie Climate Centre to support the continued development of the Climate Atlas of Canada, A new section devoted to agriculture was unveiled to…

Seeding Still A Ways Off For Some Producers

While it may be hard to believe, as of Thursday farmers in some parts of the province were still looking at snow covered fields. Keystone Agricultural Producers President Dan Mazier, who farms near…

Arnaud Employee Named 2017 Agronomist Of The Year

An agronomist based in Arnaud, Manitoba was named the 2017 Agronomist of the Year by the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR). Barry Mankewich, who's worked at GJ Chemical Company Ltd. since…

Wheat Growers Wants Government Intervention If CP Rail Employees Strike

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) is calling on the federal government to prepare for a strike by CP Rail. Over three thousand CP Rail employees are set to strike this coming…

AAFC Researching Benefits Of Mechanical Weed Control

Mechanical weed control is gaining in popularity amongst Prairie farmers. The idea is to use a physical implement rather than herbicide to control weeds. Breanne Tidemann is a research scientist with…

Report Being Developed On Lessons Learned From 2017 PED Outbreak

Manitoba Pork, in collaboration with the Canadian Animal Health Coalition and the Chief Veterinary Office of Manitoba, has developed a report looking at lessons learned from the 2017 PED virus…

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