Canada Agriculture Day celebrates the effort of our farmers producing the food we eat.
By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com
The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) announced February 15, 2023, as the date for the next Canada's Agriculture Day—though for us, every day is agriculture day!
Started in 2017, it’s a day of celebration for farmers where Canadians recognize the work of all those who help produce the food that Canadians and people around the world eat.
"This is an ideal opportunity for everyone to learn more about where their food comes from while getting to know the people who produce it. I encourage all Canadians to join the agri-food community online to have these important conversations about food and agriculture," said John Jamieson, CCFI President and Chief Executive Officer.
Every year in February—the date changes annually—Canadians come together to celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day—we are, after all, the fifth-largest exporter of agricultural and agri-food products in the world.
Here’s hoping that by the time the 2023 Canada’s Agriculture Day rolls around, we won’t be encumbered by pandemic concerns any longer—Covid-19, avian influenza, African Swine Fever, etc—so the Canadian public can make its way to a local farm to show their support.
There are various ways to honour Canadian agriculture and food on the special date of February 15, 2023:
- Post a photo, take a video, or write a blog post. On social media, show us how you're celebrating by using #CdnAgDay on Twitter;
- Attend a farm tour in person or virtually;
- Share a photo of a meal made with 100 percent Canadian ingredients;
- Ask questions about agriculture and listen to farmers tell their story – something that can be done when visiting an ag fair, a farm or done virtually.
In May 2021, the CCFI assumed the leadership of Agriculture More Than Ever, which engages in positive dialogue around ag and food and creates trust between producers and consumers. For more information, visit https://agriculturemorethanever.ca/.
The CCFI is a national charity with a clearly defined mandate to help Canada's food system earn public trust by coordinating research, resources, dialogue, and communications. For more information, visit https://www.foodintegrity.ca/.