Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Don’t Miss Out on this GF2 Ag Awareness Program

By:  Michelle Panko, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK) successfully used Growing Forward 2 (GF2) programming to establish itself as an organization. Throughout its time in Saskatchewan, the Agriculture Awareness Initiative Program (AAIP) has also helped the organization develop and deliver several awareness initiatives.

In 2014, FFC SK launched a speakers training program based on the Real Dirt on Farming publication. Training sessions were held regionally, to provide farmers, agribusiness staff and other industry partners with the tools and skills necessary to speak up on behalf of the industry. In 2015, with support from the AAIP and the Market Development Program, FFC SK hosted “Taste the Land of the Living Skies” farm tours held in Regina and Saskatoon.  More than 100 participants, including food influencers such as writers, culinary academics, chefs, dietitians and agriculture representatives, participated in the tours. FFC SK also undertook a consumer outreach campaign in conjunction with Agriculture Month 2015, which included the distribution of more than 350,000 copies of the Real Dirt on Farming Saskatchewan digest version through Co-op grocery stores in Saskatchewan.

The AAIP supports industry-led initiatives to help build public trust and confidence in our industry. Projects are focused on enhancing the public perception of agriculture, creating awareness of agriculture’s role in the economy or promoting the diversity of agricultural careers.

Funding is awarded on a competitive basis for 50 per cent of the project's eligible expenses, to a maximum of $25,000 per project. Applications are reviewed quarterly and the next application deadline is December 1, 2016. If you are considering an awareness initiative, don’t wait too long as all GF2 programming must be fully completed by the end of March 2018. For more information contact the program administrator at   or (306) 787-3477.

In case you missed it on August 19, 2016, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan announced a new Executive Director – Clinton Monchuk.

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve