This was the sixth successful year of Agro-ecology! Thanks to our sponsors; Monsanto, Farm Credit Canada, CPS, Richardson Pioneer, MAFRD and La Salle Redboine. The 72 Grade 10 students from Elm Creek, Carman and Miami had a wonderful opportunity to explore Agriculture at the Ian Morrison Farm at the U of M in Carman.
The day started off with Sue Clayton from the University of Manitoba presenting the many career options available in the Agriculture industry. Students then proceeded to circulate between six hands-on stations: 2 soils, weeds, entomology, riverbank assessment and meteorology. These sessions allow students a chance to see a few of the different areas of Agriculture.
A student said, “I realize that Agriculture is growing and that there will be a lot of jobs. My favorite session was the bugs because they crawled on you. “The discovery day helps us meet our curriculum outcomes in science and social studies as students learn about agriculture and sustainability.
Thanks to all our presenters who make it a great learning day!!