Recently the federal and provincial governments announced an additional $400,000 in funding over two years for Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan (AITC-SK).

This increased funding allows AITC-SK to reach an additional 24,000 students.

A five-year funding agreement was established in 2013 and the enhanced funding brings the total government investment during this agreement to more than $1.4 million. Over the past seven years, AITC-SK has reached more than 136,000 students.

This investment is funded through Growing Forward 2, a cost-shared partnership between federal, provincial and territorial governments.

"Educating young people about agriculture is important for the future growth of the industry," said Ralph Goodale, member of parliament for Regina-Wascana. "With so many job opportunities available to young Canadians in agriculture and agri-food, we want kids to start thinking about careers in the sector early."

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