Happy National Agriculture Day!
I also didn’t know very much about farming.
Nor did I know anything about the intricacies of how food travelled from the farm to table.
But I was always curious.
As a teenager, I was obsessed with the Nintendo 64 video game on farming called Harvest Moon. It was about as accurate (and cartoonish) as it could have been about farm life in a digital video game.
It was my favourite video game (funny how it was a game about farming), but I actually knew nothing about real farming. It was also too hard to beat!
Hmm. I guess I always had a thing for learning about farming!
Flash forward into my adult life, I had the opportunity to visit a few farms on a Be Well Camp trip to Manitoba, (now known as #CanolaConnect). And WOW. My horizons broadened. There is so much that I didn’t know, so much that had changed from what I thought was real farming. Also so much I was wrong about based on what I learned from the pixelated world of hoeing and feeding my livestock in Harvest Moon. I wrote a blog post about a city girl like me on the farm.
Canada’s Agriculture Day on February 16, 2017 is a day when everyone can come together to celebrate the business of Canadian agriculture. It’s a time to showcase all the amazing things happening in the industry and create a closer connection between consumers, our food and the people who produce it. To celebrate, I’m inviting you as a consumer to ask questions on Canadian food and agriculture. Use #CdnAgDay to take part in the discussion!
I feel it’s important as a registered dietitian and a nutrition communicator that consumers learn how and where their food is produced. How will you celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day? Join the conversation with me!