Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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County Roots - Food Focus Program, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute – Prince Edward County

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Suzanne White; Andrea Heuving; Jesse Laundry; Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings; Bonnie Hineman; Jillian Roginson; Beth Vader

Suzanne White; Andrea Heuving; Jesse Laundry; Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings; Bonnie Hineman; Jillian Roginson; Beth Vader

Teenagers in Prince Edward County are learning about food from the farm gate to the dinner plate – and some are making money at it.  The local high school partnered with 30 different farms and restaurants to develop a four-credit full semester education program for grade 11 and 12 students.  Students learn from in-class studies, guest lecturers, five in-depth tours and two three-week stints of on-the-job training.  Three students got jobs on local farms as a result. The program is so popular, there is a waiting list for next year.


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