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Building Public Trust In Agriculture

This week, funding was announced to build public trust in agriculture and develop the next generation of agricultural leaders in Saskatchewan.

The Province and the Federal Governments announced $1.5 million over two years in renewed funding for Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan (AITC-SK) and 4-H Saskatchewan.

They note that the agriculture sector is a key economic driver and they're committed to investing in organizations that help consumers understand the industry and showcase its commitment to food safety, animal health and the environment.

Agriculture Minister David Marit says our relationship with these groups stems from a shared commitment to building public trust in our agriculture industry.

Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan connects consumers to food and farming through events, training and educational resources that build trust in Saskatchewan food production and will receive a total of $300,000.

Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan will receive $610,000 AITC-SK plays a pivotal role in educating youth about agriculture through hands-on activities, engaging programs and inquiry-based educational resources.

4-H Saskatchewan will receive $600,000 the organization its youth members and leaders with learning experiences tailored to individual needs and interests through the motto "Learn To Do By Doing."

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says the projects we are funding with Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, Ag in the Classroom Saskatchewan and 4-H Saskatchewan will help bridge the gap between consumers and food processors, to help grow these relationships and provide trustworthy sources of information.

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