Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2010 Regional Award Winner

 

Ontario Farm Animal Council - Wellington County

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Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Sue McLarty, Wendy Omvlee and Bruce Christie

Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Sue McLarty, Wendy Omvlee and Bruce Christie

Farmz on Wheelz is driving country to the city and showing urban dwellers that modern agriculture is about so much more than just Old Macdonald's farm. This travelling exhibit consists of a 20-foot cargo trailer which can be rolled out to create a 400-square-foot interactive exhibit. It was designed to teach teenagers and their families about a variety of farm issues from animal welfare and food safety, to good nutrition and renewable energy. The Ontario Farm Animal Council created the exhibit in collaboration with Ontario Science Centre's exhibit and science gurus. The first of its kind, Farmz on Wheelz is showing the broader public how innovative, modern and adaptive Ontario farmers are. The exhibit has educated 2.5 million visitors and has its own Facebook page and YouTube video.


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