Feb. 16, 2017, marks the inaugural Canada’s Agriculture Day, with events and social media conversations taking place all day, across the country and around the globe, as we celebrate the food that we love and the people who work hard every day in all sectors of the Canadian agriculture industry.
Get involved online, on-farm and more
You can participate in many ways, from coast to coast in Canada as well as internationally, to connect with other agvocates and show that you are #AgProud. Check out Canada’s Agriculture Day website for suggestions on everything from social media posts to community events to ag challenges. The Agriculture More Than Ever website also includes great resources for every agvocate.
A daylong celebration will take place in Ottawa, but if you are not able to attend in person, you can view the live stream of the “Future of Agriculture is Bright” session. Also, join in the celebrations on social media by using and following #CdnAgDay posts.
Make your #AgProud voice heard
Personally, I will be celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with my Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) classmates as part of our International Study Tour, during which we will share knowledge and support Canadian agriculture with our American counterparts from LEAD New York and Rural Leadership North Dakota.
I encourage everyone to get involved and celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day in your own way! Most importantly, use the day as an opportunity to speak up and share your stories about Canadian agriculture.
As a proud partner of Agriculture More Than Ever, Alltech wishes our Canadian customers, employees and friends the best on Canada’s Agriculture Day!
Did you know:
- 1 in 8 Canadian jobs are in agriculture and agri-food
- Agriculture employs over 2.1 million Canadians
- Canada is the world’s largest producer of canola and durum wheat
- 98% of Canadian farms are family owned and operated
- Canada is the world’s leading exporter of lentils and mustard
You can find more facts about Canadian agriculture by following Agriculture More Than Ever on Facebook and on Twitter (@AgMoreThanEver).