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Ag in the Classroom expansion plan gets multi-year funding

Agriculture in the Classroom says its plan to expand ag education programs in Manitoba is a step closer to reality after the Manitoba Egg Farmers (MEF) pledged multi-year financial backing.


The financial commitment was announced in a Sept. 26 news release.

“There is a recognition that most of the population is moving further and further away from knowing where their food comes from,” said Catherine Kroeker-Klassen, Manitoba Egg Farmers chair, in a statement to the Co-operator.

“At the same time, there is greater interest in nutrition and healthy living. When that emphasis is happening in the home, kids pick up on that.”

The egg farmers have said this is why they decided to offer $75,000 over three years to Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba (AITC-M). The organization has previously supported the program in one-year increments.

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