Agri­cul­ture lit­er­acy week ob­served March 1 to 7

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

One of Saskatchew­an’s most im­por­tant in­dus­tries is be­ing saluted dur­ing Agri­cul­ture Lit­er­acy Week on March 1 to 7.

Dur­ing Agri­cul­ture Lit­er­acy Week, pro­duc­ers and other mem­bers of the agri­cul­ture in­dus­try gather in class­rooms across the prov­ince to read agri­cul­ture sto­ries and dis­cuss their ex­pe­ri­ences in the in­dus­try. Their vis­its are sup­ple­mented by ma­te­ri­als pro- vided by Agri­cul­ture in the Class­room (AITC), such as books and videos.

“Agri­cul­ture plays a vi­tal role in our lives, and it’s im­por­tant that our youth un­der­stand that,” AITC Exec- utive Direc­tor Sara Shymko said. “Stu­dents of­ten learn best when they are able to connect with their sub­ject mat­ter. By in­tro­duc­ing them to peo­ple di­rectly in­volved in the agri­cul­ture in­dus­try, we’re

Aable to help them un­der­stand the role agri­cul­ture plays in their lives and in the world.”

More than 130 class­rooms and al­most 3,000 stu­dents will be tak­ing part in Agri­cul­ture Lit­er­acy Week this year.

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