Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced a one-year commitment of up to $567,786 at Montague Consolidated School in Montague, PEI on June 9.

This investment will help develop and deliver educational resources about agriculture and the agri-food sector to primary and secondary students across Canada, while also promoting career opportunities in the industry.

“Educating students about the importance of agriculture will contribute to a stronger, sustainable, Canadian agricultural industry,” says MacAulay. “This initiative will provide students with information about the importance of agriculture in Canada and will help create opportunities to empower young future leaders in the sector.”

This investment is funded through Growing Forward 2’s AgriCompetitiveness Program under the Fostering Business Development stream, which supports activities in the agriculture sector through the development of farm safety, skills, young and established farmers and leadership.

Click here to read the full press release from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

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