Ottawa, Ontario – Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau will join farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth to celebrate the fourth annual Canada’s Agriculture Day. Minister Bibeau will be marking the day in Ottawa, where she will provide remarks at the national event.
Farmers work at all hours to put high-quality food on our kitchen tables each and every day. With over 200,000 farms across the country, and countless small and medium sized businesses, agriculture is at the heart of our communities, key to our rural vitality. Canadians can be proud of the amazing women and men across the country who work hard to take care of their animals, their crops and our environment.
At the event, Minister Bibeau will deliver a keynote address on the Government’s ambitious plans to support our farmers and grow the agriculture sector. Building consumer pride and connection to our farmers and food producers is the focus of the Government’s developing Buy Canadian promotional campaign. Furthermore, helping women and youth to get leadership roles and start rewarding careers in agriculture is a key part of the Government’s plan to grow the sector.
Canada’s Agriculture Day brings together people involved in Canadians agriculture, food and agribusiness to discuss the future of food. This year’s celebration focusses on strengthening the relationship between consumers and producers who share a common love and appreciation for home-grown food under the theme of ”Forks Up For Canadian Agriculture”.
Hundreds of events across the country and conversations online through social media will showcase all the amazing things happening in the industry. For example, in Quebec, a poultry farmer is celebrating women in agriculture with 60 farmers. And in Canada’s three biggest cities – Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver – hundreds of students in schools will gather to hear stories and get to know farmers and the advantages of Canadian-made products.Source : Government of Canada