Saturday, September 29, 11 am to 2 pm
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.
Ashlyn George is an award-winning travel writer, former Saskatchewanderer and social media influencer based in Saskatoon. Before the age of 30, she visited more than 60 countries on seven continents while launching her travel blog, The Lost Girl’s Guide to Finding the World. Today, her social media platforms encourage her readers to explore the world around them, both locally and internationallly.
Kelly and Julie-Anne ranch with their family south of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where they raise
Kelly grew up on the farm in Moose Jaw showing cattle in 4-H and the Canadian Charolais Youth Association. Julie-Anne grew up in Abbotsford and was a partner in the family dairy farm until 2003. They both attended the University of Saskatchewan’s Agriculture College, where Kelly completed a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Julie-Anne earned a Master’s degree in Ruminant Nutrition and Microbiology. Both have worked extensively in the agriculture industry before transitioning to the family farm fulltime. The Howes are passionate about cattle ranching, environmental stewardship and sharing their farm story with the public.
Renée Kohlman has been cooking and baking professionally for twenty years. Every day she counts her lucky stars that she’s been able to turn her passion for food into a career she loves. Renée published her best selling debut cookbook All the Sweet Things (TouchWood Editions), in April of 2017 – her proudest professional achievement to date. It has been nominated for a Taste Canada Award in the best single subject category.
When not whipping up delicious treats for her popular food blog Sweetsugarbean, she can be found at her desk (with a cup of tea and a baked good of some sort) writing articles for her columns in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Culinaire Magazine, among others. She is also a busy freelance recipe developer and hopes to one day have a dishwasher in her kitchen.
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; full contest details are available here.
* If using Facebook, please ensure the Privacy Setting for that post is set to Public so that others can see it and share it.