Photo: Two Sun West Distance Learning Centre students looking at chickpeas as they tour the University of Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Greenhouses, to learn about how breeders take plants from the wild and turn them into something consumers can eat. (Photo courtesy: Lori Gasper)
High school students enrolled with the Sun West Distance Learning Centre are taking a hands-on approach today in celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Literacy Month. The “Farm to Fork” event aims to show students the different processes throughout the food industry and outline the food option available within the province and how to make good food choices.
The first-ever event is bring together the high school students with producers and industry leaders including farmers, processors, grocers, dietitians and chefs. The students have opportunities throughout the day to ask questions and gain a deeper understanding at each of the food producing and processing steps.
The students will kick off the Farm to Fork day with a tour of the University of Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Greenhouses before making their way to a local grocery store to learn the ins and outs of grocery shopping and also grab some lunch. READ MORE