Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced that the federal and provincial governments are investing $25,000 to expand and create new opportunities for young Manitobans to learn about agriculture and food.

The funding is provided by the Growing Forward 2 - Growing Actions program and will support two Agriculture in the Classroom - Manitoba (AITC-M) projects. The first, the Made in Manitoba Breakfast program, will receive $20,000 in order to expand to 10 new schools in Winnipeg this year. The program involves a farmer sharing his or her story with students while serving them a breakfast made from Manitoba foods.

$5,000 will also go toward the development of a new and interactive Edible Classroom curriculum for middle-years students. This curriculum will give them the opportunity to learn about nutrition and sustainability by growing indoor gardens and composting, while also receiving assistance from farmers and other agricultural leaders.

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