Why Ag Month? Agriculture Month is a time to celebrate agriculture and share our stories about food and farming. It is proclaimed annually in Saskatchewan, providing the perfect opportunity for those who grow food, and those who love to eat it, to connect.
Each year, the agriculture industry works together to tell their chapters of the food story through campaigns, events and programming. Through the celebrations, we hope to help people better understand how Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers raise their livestock and grow their crops, while engaging in authentic conversations with people from around the province.
In Saskatchewan, we have a lot to be proud of. Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers provide the world with plenty of safe, affordable and healthy food. Our scientists develop innovative solutions to meet growing demand for food. And our producers and agribusiness work together to care for the environment we all rely on. Each October, we celebrate these many accomplishments.
Adrienne Ivey is a rancher, wife, and mother of two young ranchers in Central Saskatchewan. She uses her blog to educate and entertain the public about everything agriculture; including where food comes from, how it’s raised and produced.
“I am so excited that I get to be a part of raising the food that’s not only on your table but mine as well.”
“There is absolutely nothing that is more important to me then raising healthy, nutritious, safe beef.”
“Canadian food is produced by Canadian people, and it’s really important, to all of us.”
Brooke Bulloch is a Registered Dietitian and owner at Food to Fit Nutrition Inc. who focuses on sustainable nutrition. Supporting clients with step-by-step, practical advice for food intake is how Brooke helps individuals attain nutritional confidence and balance. Brooke is a local food advocate and has a passion for creating healthy, family-friendly meals.
“Food really does bring people together, no matter where you are in the world; there is that strong connection between food, culture and tradition.”
“Canada has one of the best systems to safeguard our plants, our animals, and our food. This is the Canadian Inspection Food Agency, but also Canadian farmers and ranchers who are at the base of food production care about the safety, quality, and sustainability of Canadian food for Canadians.”
Laura Monchuk is a freelance writer and mother based in Saskatoon. As owner and editor of Saskmom.com, she shares family-friendly events, resources and news impacting children, parents and caregivers. Her social media platforms aim to empower, educate and enrich the lives of Saskatchewan families.
“For me, food is almost synonymous with family. Food is how I take care of my children and give them the fuel they need to live an active lifestyle and have proper growth.”
“It’s important to be grateful for every step that it took and all the people behind the scenes that brought that food from the farm to the plate.”
Celebrate with us by sharing your Food and Farm Stories. Tag your post with #OurFoodHasAStory and you will be entered to win a Sobey’s Gift Card.
Here are some ideas to get you started!
#AgMonth18 is about celebrating the people who contribute to Saskatchewan’s food and farming industries everyday. Share a photo of the faces of food and farming in your life using #OurFoodHasAStory.
Let’s celebrate our favourite home-grown foods produced right here in Saskatchewan! Tell us your favourite #SaskAg foods and what crops they come from using #OurFoodHasAStory.
Tag your favourite restaurant, farm or food product made in Saskatchewan to show them your appreciation! Don’t forget to use #OurFoodHasAStory!
Agriculture has a long history in Saskatchewan. How has agriculture been a part of your family’s history or your personal food journey? #AgMonth18 #OurFoodHasAStory
All you have to do is post a food story text, picture, or video on Facebook*, Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #OurFoodHasAStory.
You’ll be entered to win a $250 Sobeys gift card. Contest starts October 1, 2018; watch for full contest details to follow.
* If using Facebook, please ensure the Privacy Setting for that post is set to Public so that others can see it and share it.
Stay tuned for more details.