The federal and provincial governments recently 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.

The aim of this funding is to increase the public’s trust in agriculture, while also helping to develop the next generation of agriculture leaders in Saskatchewan.

The two-year agreements will provide Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan with a total of $300,000, 4-H Saskatchewan with $600,000 and Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan with $610,000.

“Farmers work hard to take care of their land and animals, and, now more than ever, Canadians want to know where their food comes from,” Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food said. “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.”

Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan plays a pivotal role in educating youth about agriculture through hands-on activities, engaging programs and inquiry-based educational resources.

4-H Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s largest youth organizations and provides members and leaders with learning experiences tailored to individual needs and interests through the motto “Learn To Do By Doing.”

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion investment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen and grow Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors.

This commitment includes $2 billion for programs cost-shared by the federal and provincial/territorial governments that are designed and delivered by provinces and territories. More than $155 million of this funding comes from the Government of Saskatchewan.

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