Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba (AITC-M) has launched the Foundations of Manitoba Agriculture Virtual Resource Hub, a series of interactive courses and information sheets that invite teachers and students to explore the different crops grown and animals raised in Manitoba.
AITC-M worked closely with partners in Manitoba’s agriculture industry to ensure the resources provide accurate, balanced, and current information. The Foundations of Manitoba Agriculture was made possible thanks to the support of foundational sponsors, including Peak of the Market, its 2022 Presenting Sponsor.
“Peak of the Market growers recognize the importance of education. Understanding how food is planted, grown and harvested is paramount to ensure the public is aware of the significance agriculture plays in all of our daily lives. Without food, we can not live. Our vision at Peak of the Market is to ensure that all Canadian fill half their plates with fresh produce. It all starts with educating young people on the basics of growing food, which in turn, creates educated adults who support our important agricultural industry,” said Pamela Kolochuk, CEO, Peak of the Market Ltd.
Teachers and students can learn about each of the commodities featured in the hub through detailed information sheets, illustrated summaries, and interactive e-learning courses. Resources covering 20 Manitoba agricultural commodities have been released so far, and more are on the way.