The McCain Foundation Provides $50,000 in Funding
CALGARY – Alta. – Agriculture for Life (Ag for Life) is pleased to announce that it has received grant funding from The McCain Foundation to help launch a multi-faceted ‘Know Your Food’ initiative. One of the main components – a unique and thought-provoking mobile education trailer showcasing Alberta agriculture and food production.
The 34 ft. ‘Know Your Food’ mobile education trailer is equipped with several interactive stations and offers a learning experience like no other. Each station delivers science-based, factual and non-biased information, gathered from industry professionals and experts in the field. In addition to the mobile education trailer, Ag for Life will launch a corresponding website to provide further information on all components found inside the trailer.
Ag for Life envisions a province where all Albertans understand the importance of the agriculture industry and the significant impact it has on our lives. Through the development and delivery of education programs such as the ‘Know Your Food’ initiative, Ag for Life is engaging Albertans across the province in meaningful conversations around agriculture and food production.
“The importance of agriculture in Alberta cannot be overstated,” says Luree Williamson, CEO, Agriculture for Life. “This is why we are so excited to be able to offer a never-before-seen way of educating and connecting with individuals and
communities across the province. We believe that by educating youth and their families about agriculture and food production, we are not only making a positive impact on their lives, but on our province and country as a whole.”
For more information on the ‘Know Your Food’ initiative please visit www.agricultureforlife.ca. Keep an eye out on Ag for Life Facebook, Instagram and their website for program updates this summer and fall.
Ag for Life aims to foster through education, an understanding and appreciation of agriculture and its fundamental connection to life.
About Ag for Life
Since its founding in 2011, Agriculture for Life (Ag for Life) has played a vital role in educating Albertans about agriculture, food, farming and safety. Working in collaboration with agriculture and education communities, Ag for Life develops, expands and offers hands-on educational programming to children, youth and adults throughout the province and beyond via virtual learning classrooms and other digital assets.
About The McCain Foundation
The McCain Foundation has a deep appreciation for the contributions rural communities have made to McCain Foods Limited, especially those near production facilities in the Atlantic Provinces, Alberta and Manitoba. The Foundation’s efforts are focused on addressing challenges in these regions and empowering communities.
For more information, contact:
Irena Ceko, Communications Specialist