Students get to experience the full cycle of farming! Food Farms are an interactive, hands-on opportunity for children to learn about food production and modern agriculture.
In Saskatchewan, the program was initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Yorkton Regional Office, who developed the first Pizza Farm in 2013. In May and June, grades 3 and 4 students seed the crops and learn about the livestock that provide ingredients for some of their favourite foods, and they return to harvest their crops and produce in September.
Food Farms are growing across the province, thanks to partnerships between industry stakeholders, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan and Ministry regional staff. This year, more than 1,500 students will participate in one of the eight Food Farms across Saskatchewan.
Food Farm dates and locations for 2018 are available at Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan. Make sure to check it out!