Open Farm Day Features a Story of Canadian Innovation.

Winnipeg, MB September 12, 2017 — The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre in partnership with the Manitoba Canola Growers are excited to announce a new exhibition on loan from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum just in time for Open Farm Day.

 

Located only 15 minutes south of Winnipeg, the Farm and Food Discovery Centre will be open to the public on September 17 to celebrate Open Farm Day. The general public is invited to come out between 10 am and 4 pm for an opportunity to connect with what farm life and food production is like in Manitoba.

 

A highlight of this year’s event will be the Canola: A Story of Canadian Innovation interactive exhibition which presents a Canadian story of ingenuity behind this healthy and versatile crop now exported to over 50 countries, generating billions for our economy each year.

 

“We are proud to have partnered with other associations to support in the creation of this exhibit and are excited to have it here in Manitoba for Open Farm Day.”  states Delaney Ross Burtnack, Executive Director of the Manitoba Canola Growers.

 

“This important Canadian exhibit highlights the fundamental connection that canola has with the University of Manitoba, and truly enhances the experience of our visitors,” says Myrna Grahn, Manager at the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre.

 

Click here for more information on Open Farm Day at the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre.  

 

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Media Contact:

Leanne Campbell                                                                                                        Kristen Matwychuk                                             

Manitoba Canola Growers                               OR                                                Farm and Food Discovery Centre

leanne@canolagrowers.com                                                                              ffdc@umanitoba.ca

204-479-1115                                                                                                               204-883-2524

 

About Manitoba Canola Growers

The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) represents approximately 8,500 farmers in Manitoba that grow canola. MCGA uses the canola check off dollars for “seed money” to grow the future. Every dollar spent is leveraged at the local, national, and international levels. MCGA is committed to maximizing net income for canola farmers through sustainable production.  Visit http://www.canolagrowers.com/or follow us on Twitter @CanolaGrowers.

 

About the Bruce D Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre

Located at the University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station, the Discovery Centre is a hands-on interpretive facility which explores the ways in which food is made in Canada. Interactive exhibits lead visitors from the farmer’s wheat field to the kitchen table. One highlight is viewing windows into a research barn where visitors will peek into a day in the life of a pig.