Throughout 2024, with the help of our partners, we'll be taking a closer look at Manitoba’s foundational agriculture commodities and the people who produce the food we eat. March 4-8 is Pulse and Soybean Week! 

Teachers, follow along on our social media for: 

  • Fun facts about pulses and soybeans, two amazing sources of protein! 

  • AITC-M Connections to pulses and soybeans through our classroom programs and resources 

  • A pop quiz to test your pulse and soybean knowledge 

  • Follow the Soybean Farmer - a virtual tour led by soybean farmer Lyle Peters 

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Our Soybean Week Partner 

MPSG LogoThe Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) is a non-profit, member-based organization that helps farmers in Manitoba grow high-quality pulse and soybean crops, including beans, peas, lentils, and soybeans. Run by farmers for farmers, MPSG also helps develop government policy, study new ways to grow crops, and research better ways to market them. MPSG is all about helping farmers today and in the future to make sure they can continue growing these important foods profitably and sustainably. 

Visit MPSG’s website 

Agriculture literacy matters to Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers

"Manitoba's pulse and soybean growers take great pride in suppling food to Canadians. Agriculture education helps students connect with that pride and clearly see the connection between the food on their dinner plate and the work of the farmers who grew it. We're fortunate to live in a country where food is readily available and affordable. Opening students' eyes to how agriculture's local and global realities builds an appreciation of how agriculture impacts our everyday lives." – Daryl Domitruk, Executive Director, Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers 

AITC-M Connections 

Our pulse- and soybean-themed programs and resources can help bring your curriculum to life across a range of subjects. From science, technology and nutrition to history, careers and the environment, there's no limit to the ways pulse and soybean production can enhance your lessons.  

Follow the Soybean Farmer 

Grades 3 to 5: Lyle Peters is excited to welcome you to Henervic Farms for a virtual farm tour on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 1:30pm! Students will learn all about soybeans, including planting, crop care, harvest, and the nutrition soybeans provide. They’ll also have the chance to ask Lyle questions during a live Q&A. Then, extend the learning in your classroom with our soybean classroom resource!  

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Foundations of Manitoba Agriculture 

Grades K to 12: A series of interactive courses and information sheets that explore the different crops grown and animals raised in Manitoba, including pulses and soybeans.  

Explore the Pulse resource  

Explore the Soybean resource 

Eat Well: Exploring Canada's Food Guide  

Grades 5 to 8: Interactive lessons, display materials and playing cards designed to help students explore Canada’s Food Guide for healthy eating – including pulses and soybeans!  

Explore the resource  

Intro to Pulses 

Grades 3 to 4. This set of worksheets, created by Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers and Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba, focuses on the role that pulses play in advancing health and nutrition, food security, and environmental sustainability.  

Explore the resource