2007 Belleville Regional Award Winners
Durham Region Agricultural Education Committee - Durham Region
(Left to right: Jenny Knox; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky)
Sometimes, it really does take a village. That's the thinking behind a local committee that was formed to lead and develop agricultural awareness initiatives. The Durham Region Agricultural Education Committee uses a range of activities, displays and resource materials to inform the local urban community about the importance of farming, its products, jobs, and the production of safe food. Volunteers involve farmers interacting with youth, students, families, teachers, and the media at different events. One of the group's projects reached over 1,200 students in three days. This work contributes to consumer education, encourages local consumption and contributes to the success of local producers.
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