Farmscape for December 4, 2017
The Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan reports the level of interest in this year's Farm and Food Care Champion Award is running high.
Among the highlights of the 2017 Farms at the Table Conference, set for December 13 and 14, in Saskatoon, will be the presentation of the 2017 Farm and Food Care Champion Award.
Clinton Monchuk, the Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, says 11 individuals have been nominated for this, the second annual Farm and Food Care Champion Award.
Clip-Clinton Monchuk-Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan:
The main reason behind the award is to celebrate those who are making a difference in speaking up about agriculture here in this province and really across the country.
The goal is to just get people to be more involved in advocating for agriculture and just celebrates that.
The individuals who are eligible for this would be residents of Saskatchewan and it is very broad in base.
It would be anyone who is actively out there speaking up about agriculture and the benefits of what we're doing in farming.
This could be anything from advocacy to participating in different events, supporting policy, teaching, publications, research, a whole wide variety of different objectives to get the message out about agriculture.
It's pretty broad in base which I think is why we have so many individuals that have been nominated this year.
Saskatchewan is such a strong agriculture community and I really feel that a lot of the individuals who have been nominated are very strong advocates of agriculture here in Saskatchewan.
Monchuk says it's great to see that there is a lot of involvement and a lot of people doing different initiatives to increase public trust.
For more information on the Farm and Food Care Champion Award or the Farms at the Table Conference visit farmfoodcaresk.org.
For Farmscape.Ca, I'm Bruce Cochrane.
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