GUELPH — On February 22, Canadians are invited to celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day by sharing their passion for food and farming with official social media hashtag #CdnAgDay.
“Canada’s Agriculture Day is a day designated for the country to come together to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce the food that Canadians, and people around the globe, love to eat,” says the ‘Agriculture More Than Ever’ campaign in a press release.
Organizers suggest sharing a meal with loved ones using Canadian ingredients and posting a photo or video highlighting Canadian food and agriculture.
Agriculture More Than Ever is led by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI), a national charity that aims to build public trust in Canada’s food system.
“Consumers want to know where their food comes from, who is producing it and how. Canada’s Ag Day provides an excellent opportunity to connect them to the people who produce their food and have these important conversations. It is also a day to thank farmers and producers for their hard work to provide the country and the world with some of the safest, high-quality food,” CCFI President John Jamieson said.
Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said she encourages everyone to take the day to thank farmers and others working in agriculture. They are “people who, despite the many challenges of the past two years, remain committed to providing us with healthy, nutritious and high-quality food,” she said. “It is through the dedication of our farmers to their land and their animals, their concern for the environment and their commitment to our rural communities that Canada is known for its sustainable agriculture.”