Agriculture in the Classroom

Food from the Land (Winnipeg, MB)

Apply before November 1, 2017

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Where: The University of Manitoba’s Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre
Cost: $50.00 (lunch and parking included)
Application deadline: November 1, 2017

If you have any questions, contact Karen Hill by phone 204.567.3509 or email

8:30 am – Registration
9:00 am – Welcome
9:10 am – Manitoba Agriculture - Built on Agriculture Part 3*
9:50 am – Our Food Has a Story with Farmer Will Bergmann
10:20 am – Nutrition break
10:35 am – Global sustainability - Journey 2050**
11:15 am – Food security - Challenging Conditions***
11:45 am – Lunch (lunch will be provided)
12:30 pm – Group tours
1:20 pm – Sustainability - International Year of Pulses - Lesson 2
1:40 pm – Critical thinking classroom resources
2:15 pm – Nutrition break
2:30 pm – Panel****
3:45 pm – End of day

*Built on Agriculture is a four-part documentary series that pays tribute to the people who settled the plains of Manitoba and what they achieved. It chronicles MB agriculture’s past, present and future. Created for the Bicentenary Committee of the Selkirk Settlement in partnership with Prairie Public TV.

**Journey 2050 has students explore answers to the question, ‘How will we sustainably feed over 9 billion people by the year 2050?’ through the use of video games, videos, classroom activities and teacher ready PowerPoints with speaking and background notes. Developed by Agrium.

*** Challenging Conditions explores the lives of subsistence farmers in the developing world and gives students the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of a subsistence farmer to better understand the challenges they face. This resource was developed in partnership with the Canadian FoodGrains Bank.

****Panel - Bring questions and get answers from farmers and agriculture specialists.
• Will Bergmann, farmer: organic vegetables, conventional crops and hogs
• Mitchell Timmerman, Agri-Ecosystems Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture
• Dianne Riding, beef producer and MB Beef Producer Director

Food from the Land - Winnipeg, Manitoba

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