‘Agribition’ shows students where food comes from
Do you know how butter is made? Have you ever milked a cow? Do tractors have GPS—Global Positioning Systems?
Grade 4 students will learn answers to these and other agricultural-related questions at the second Agribition (agricultural exhibition). The event will promote healthy living, show children where food comes from and why farming matters to their everyday lives.
Date: Wednesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 7, 2010
Location: Hastings County Museum of Agricultural Heritage located at the Stirling fairgrounds
Students will participate in a guided tour of the Agricultural Museum to learn about past agricultural practices. They will also view the modern day displays hosted by various commodity groups. Because today’s children are tomorrow’s consumers, this event will introduce them to agriculture first-hand in a manner linked directly to The Ontario Curriculum.
The Agribition is free to all Grade 4 students attending and has been made possible by the generosity of the following sponsors:
- The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, event organizer
- BMO Nesbitt Burns
- Elementary Teachers’ Association of Ontario (ETFO)
- Harvest Hastings
- Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
- Hastings Cattlemen’s Association
- Hastings County Federation of Agriculture
- Hastings County Milk Producers
- John Harvey Insurance Agency Inc.
- Lynn Leavitt
- Master feeds
- Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs
- Prince Edward Cattlemen’s Association
- Prince Edward County Federation of Agriculture
- Russett Orchards
- Stirling Heritage & Agricultural Museum
For more information please contact:
Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2205, [email protected]