GUELPH, Ont. — February 22 is Canada’s Agriculture Day, which recognizes the individuals who produce food for us and those in other parts of the world.
“As we approach Canadian Agriculture Day, I want to recognize the hard work of agricultural producers and all agri-food workers across the country. I encourage everyone to take this day to thank these people who, despite the many challenges of the past two years, remain committed to providing us with healthy, nutritious and high-quality food,” says Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. “It is through the dedication of our farmers to their land and their animals, their concern for the environment and their commitment to our rural communities that Canada is known for its sustainable agriculture.”
“Consumers want to know where their food comes from, who is producing it and how. Canada’s Agriculture Day provides an excellent opportunity to connect them to the people who produce their food and have these important conversations,” says John Jamieson, president and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity. “It is also a day to thank farmers and producers for their hard work to provide the country and the world with some of the safest, high-quality food.”