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Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week
February 26, 2016

Alberta students learn first-hand about the importance of agriculture.
Agriculture for Life (Ag for Life) is pleased to announce its support of Canadian Agriculture Literacy week (Feb 28 – March 6, 2016) through a shared commitment of enhancing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of agriculture in everyday life.

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week (CALW) is celebrated across Canada by Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada affiliated organizations. Students participate in activities to learn about and connect with the industry.

“We want to connect producers and students,” comments Luree Williamson, CEO Ag for Life. “Educating Albertans’ about where their food comes from and the vital role agriculture plays in our daily lives is a priority for Ag for Life, ” adds Williamson. “CALW is a great opportunity to engage students.”

During CALW, with participation from Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Alberta Pork Producers and Alberta Farm Animal Care, Ag for Life is hosting two Alberta Made Breakfasts: a breakfast for elementary aged students in Beaumont, and one in Calgary for high school students. Students will enjoy a fresh breakfast served by local farmers, producer groups and volunteers. Following breakfast, students will have the opportunity to ask questions as they participate in an agriculture presentation learning about the many facets of Alberta agriculture and the incredible opportunities the industry offers.

Other events happening in the province during CALW include Classroom Agriculture Presentations and an online, livestream event for high school students on Agriculture and Climate Change coordinated by Inside Education.

About Ag for Life

Ag for Life (Agriculture for Life) has a mandate to deliver educational programming designed to improve rural and farm safety while building public understanding around the agricultural industry. The organization brings together various sectors including agri-services, energy, financial and not-for-profit organizations, along with farmers, ranchers and community leaders.

Ag for Life is made possible through the funding and commitment of companies that employ almost 20,000 people in more than 350 Alberta communities. Founding Members include Agrium Inc., ATB Financial, ATCO Group, Penn West, Rocky Mountain Equipment, TransCanada Corporation and UFA Co-operative Limited. Contributing Members include AdFarm and Glacier FarmMedia. Find out more at agricultureforlife.ca.

For media inquiries, or to find out more about Ag for Life programs, please contact:
Kaley Segboer
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Ag for Life
403.828.8184 | [email protected]


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