February 22 is Agriculture Day in Canada this year

February 22nd is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the people who make Canadian food.

A day for Canadians to recognize and celebrate the people who make great Canadian foods, Canadian Agriculture Day is celebrated every year in February. This year, the day will take place on February 22nd.

Since Canada Farming Day began in 2017, more than ever farming has established a strong social media presence on that day. #CdnAgDay has always been the most popular Ag Day hashtag in Canada, across the country, and even around the world. A number of awesome farm photos will be shared across social media on the 22nd.

The celebration is being organized and supported by the Canadian Center for Food Safety (CCFI) for the first time. Notably, farming more than ever, the Canadian Ag Day platform, was recently moved from Farm Credit Canada to CCFI.

This initiative has always focused on encouraging people to share their proudest moments regarding Canadian food production on social media and to host an Ag Day event in Canada. Previously, the event was held in Ottawa and brought together all sectors of the food chain for side chats, keynote speeches and networking opportunities, but it has since moved to a virtual format.

Farm Credit Canada will continue to hold its virtual event on the future of food this year. Alanna Koch, a celebrity producer from Saskatchewan and chair of the Board of Directors of the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Food Security, is among this year’s featured speakers. Minister of Agriculture Marie-Claude Bebeau and President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture Marie Robinson are also expected to speak. There is still time to register for the February 22nd event at FCC.ca/events.

“Canadian Agriculture Day is a great opportunity for all of us to show our appreciation for the individuals who form the backbone of the diet. I encourage all Canadians to join this national celebration and find creative ways to show your support for Canadian agriculture,” said John Jamieson, CCFI President and CEO.

Everyone who loves Canadian food is encouraged to get involved by sharing a photo or video celebrating the Canadian agricultural industry, whether it’s a photo of a farm, a Canadian recipe, or even a “branching” selfie, all accompanied by #CdnAgDay.

For more information on how to celebrate this year, visit https://agriculturemorethanever.ca/cdn-ag-day/.

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