Inaugural day will take place in February
By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content
Canadians involved with agriculture are encouraged to mark Thursday, February 16, 2017 on their calendars as it will be recognized as Canada’s Agriculture Day.
The announcement was made on the final day of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity Public Trust Summit, and the country’s ag industry is coming together to make the day possible and celebrate everything agriculture provides.
“Every link in the food production chain – from the farm to the grocery store and restaurant – plays a vital role in bringing food to your table every day,” said Crystal Mackay CEO of Farm and Food Care Canada, in a release. “Canada’s Agriculture Day is an opportunity to get involved, celebrate and be a part of the conversation about food and farming.”
According to Stats Canada, more than 90 per cent of Canadians had a connection to agriculture, compared to only about three per cent today.
Farms.com will also be doing its part to bring awareness to the celebration.
“This is an exciting new idea and Farms.com will be developing some activities that help to introduce “Agriculture Day in Canada” to farmers, agribusiness and consumers,” said Joe Dales, Vice-President, Farms.com. “We think it is important for us to celebrate agriculture, food and the role everyone in the industry plays.”
Farmers, agribusinesses and other industry professionals are encouraged to use the hashtag #CdnAgDay on social media.