Canada’s Agriculture Day Events

How will you celebrate? It’s up to you. From organizing events for your clients or employees to singing the praises of our industry on your Facebook or Twitter feed, it’s all about celebrating Canadian agriculture in engaging, fun and respectful ways.

Don’t forget to check out JourAgCan.ca for a listing of French events that may be happening in your area.

Events

Canada's Agriculture Day Ottawa

Let’s celebrate the food we love together! Join us for an all-day event for Canada’s Agriculture Day in Ottawa on February 12, 2019.

Ottawa event

Local Events

Alberta
AdFarm Canadian Potluck & Movie

AdFarm will be hosting its annual Canadian potluck in its Calgary office for staff and thanks to the support from Ag More Than Ever, screening the film "Before the Plate."

1 – 50 attendees
Calgary
January 12, 2019
Red Deer Location "Celebrating the 2050 Challenge" Canada's Agriculture Day Open Forum

Will agriculture be able to meet the challenge of feeding 9.6B people by 2050?
Join us as we look at the changing face of farming, how technologies are revolutionizing agriculture and how society, being ever more disconnected from food production, will influence the tools, such as genetic engineering, farmers use as they work to ensure global food security.

Our speakers, Robert Saik Agrologist and Dr. David Zaruk, will show how technology is impacting agriculture and how society's perception of food production is creating real challenges on the farm.

We invite you to join us as we connect the public to the farming community to discuss the challenge of food production.

This event is hosted jointly by the University of Alberta faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, Red Deer College, and Olds College.

> 100 attendees
Welikoklad Event Centre 4922 49 St, Red Deer
January 12, 2019
CAMA Alberta Movie Screening "Before The Plate"

CAMA Alberta will be hosting a movie screening of "Before The Plate" with social/networking prior to the event. An interactive polling session will occur before and after the movie to capture opinions on agriculture and food. Thanks for our sponsors Agriculture More Than Ever, ATB and Bayer CropScience.

50 – 100 attendees
Cardel Theatre, Calgary, AB
February 7, 2019
Alberta - Meet in the Middle (private event)

A celebration with the Alberta agricultural community, connecting farms, industry leaders and consumers, and sharing their stories.
A gathering of people from a variety of backgrounds in a central location, focused on farmers, food production and great food, to listen and learn from each other- “meeting in the middle” with some consumers.

> 100 attendees
Olds Alberta - Willow Lane Barn
February 12, 2019
Feed-a-Farmer Celebrity Cook-off

Farmers and Ranchers work hard all year long to feed our nation. The Feed-a-Farmer Celebrity Cook-off is a chance to turn the table and feed our farmers. This half-day celebration will bring together industry leaders, local influencers, teachers, students, media and Alberta producers to celebrate agriculture.

50 – 100 attendees
Calgary, AB
February 12, 2019
Edmonton Location "Celebrating the 2050 Challenge" Canada's Agriculture Day Open Forum

Will agriculture be able to meet the challenge of feeding 9.6B people by 2050?
Join us as we look at the changing face of farming, how technologies are revolutionizing agriculture and how society, being ever more disconnected from food production, will influence the tools, such as genetic engineering, farmers use as they work to ensure global food security.

Our speakers, Robert Saik Agrologist and Dr. David Zaruk, will show how technology is impacting agriculture and how society's perception of food production is creating real challenges on the farm.

We invite you to join us as we connect the public to the farming community to discuss the challenge of food production.

This event is hosted jointly by the University of Alberta faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, Red Deer College, and Olds College.

> 100 attendees
University of Alberta Main Campus
February 12, 2019
All-Canadian School Breakfast

Hot breakfast with local kindergarten to grade 12 school.

50 – 100 attendees
Eaglesham School
February 12, 2019
Crestomere School Ag Day

CTF Agriculture students in grade 5 through 9 are preparing an Agriculture Awareness Fair in our school gym on February 12 from 10:00-12:00.

> 100 attendees
Crestomere School
February 12, 2019
Ecole Camille J Lerouge Canadian Ag Awareness Grades 4 & 5

Presentation to all grade 4 and 5 students to raise Ag Awareness. Presentation from YR Bison Ranch - You too can get involved in Agriculture with no previous experience! How does Agriculture affect you now? Offering all students Ag More Than Ever packages!

> 100 attendees
Ecole Camille J Lerouge School, Red Deer
February 12, 2019
British Columbia
I LOVE Agriculture Week!

We're celebrating all things Canadian Agriculture during our week-long I LOVE Agriculture event!

Come for a farm tour and watch our robotic milker in action, view our Hydrogreen where we grow wheat grass indoors year-round, interact with our dairy cows and take part in our AMOOZING RACE, which showcases innovative farm technology and connects guests to where their food comes from!

Guests can look forward to:
- Tour discounts
- Photo booth
- A giveaway and colouring contest
- Ag swag
- Opportunities to register for special Ag themed workshops with our community partners
- Milk sampling
& moo-re.

We can't wait to celebrate local agriculture with you.

> 100 attendees
1356 Sumas Way Abbotsford BC (EcoDairy)
February 12, 2019
Manitoba
Canada's Agriculture Day Lunch and Learn (Winkler, MB)

3rd Annual Winkler, Manitoba Canada's Agriculture Day Lunch and Learn! Each year we bring in Agricultural speakers from business, Government and Public office to discuss topics that affect Farmers.

1 – 50 attendees
Winkler Public Library
February 12, 2019
Careers in Agriculture Exhibit Launch

To celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day, The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre is excited to launch a new Career in Agriculture video exhibit featuring nine amazing Manitoba women.

Join us for a signature mocktail, a short program, come and go viewing of the exhibit and networking.

RSVP to [email protected]

1 – 50 attendees
Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre
February 12, 2019
Kid's Game: Agricultural Fortune Teller

Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba is launching three new ag-inspired fortune tellers.

Teachers and students can colour, cut and make their own fortune teller to quiz each other and learn something new about agriculture!

Download for free on our website, aitc.mb.ca.

1 – 50 attendees
Online
February 12, 2019
BDO Ag client appreciation day

Stop by our office in Portage for some home-made cookies made from local ingredients including quinoa, oats, honey, flaxseed and more. Enter your name in our draw to win a ‘Golden Ticket’ from Farmery Brewery. Each ticket is good for two people and includes a brewery tour and 2 FREE flights of Farmery Beer valued at $20! BDO also marked the occasion with a donation to Agriculture in the Classroom. Money for the donation is raised by staff and matched by our Partners.

1 – 50 attendees
Portage la Prairie
February 12, 2019
New Brunswick
AANB's Why Local? Why Not? Campaign Launch

The Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick (AANB) is launching a province-wide marketing and education campaign on February 12th, in conjunction with Canada’s Agriculture Day. The campaign is called “Why local? Why not?” and in the first phase, it helps people see “What’s in it for me?”.
The goals of this multi-year campaign are:
1. To educate New Brunswickers to become aware of the benefits of local food. We want to create awareness to ultimately have them change their buying and eating habits;
2. To increase the demand for New Brunswick products to ensure that our farms and producers have a reason to produce more - looking at innovative and sustainable ways to make that happen; and
3. To change the perception of farming to ensure more young people are interested in looking at agriculture as a sustainable profession of the future.
The campaign will launch with an official Press Conference at the Fredericton Farmer's Market.

1 – 50 attendees
Fredericton Farmer's Market
February 12, 2019
Seeds Sharing / Bulk purchase of fruits & vegetables

In Tobique First Nation, NB we work to get more and more food secure. On Februray 12 we will be receiving an order of bulk purchase of fruits and vegetables. On Februray 26 we'll be hosting a seeds sharing event.

50 – 100 attendees
Tobique First Nation
February 12, 2019
Newfoundland & Labrador
Anthony Paddon Elementary School Canada's Agriculture Day Celebration

Agriculture in the Classroom NL is hosting an event at Anthony Paddon Elementary in Musgravetown. 200 students will explore booths that are interactive and educational that will connect them to agriculture, heathy eating and local food. Agriculture representatives will be there to answer questions and provide their expertise. The JUNO award winning swing band, The Swinging Belles, will be performing for the students. Then students, staff, and guests will be provided a lunch prepared by local chefs that include local product and produce. This will be an amazing opportunity for students to celebrate Canadian food and the importance of agriculture.

> 100 attendees
Anthony Paddon Elementary
February 12, 2019
Nova Scotia
Before The Plate documentary screening

Before the Plate attempts to close the gap in perception between the urban consumer and farming in Canada. Modern consumers are increasingly interested in where and how their food gets to them, but accurate information is hard to come by and often feels out of reach. Before the Plate follows young farmers and industry experts in order to show the general population what a modern Canadian farm operation looks like, and answer the most pressing questions consumers have about their food.

The film will follow food staples of the Canadian diet all the way from the farm to the harvesting and processing operations, and showcase the final product at Canoe, one of Toronto's most prestigious restaurants. The project follows various types of agriculture, including both organic and conventional practices to answer some of the biggest questions related to farming in our society.

50 – 100 attendees
Al Whittle Theatre
February 12, 2019
Before The Plate documentary screening

Join us for a screening of the film Before the Plate - the questions, the stories and the people behind where our food comes from and how it gets to our plate!

Refreshments and panel discussion to follow!

1 – 50 attendees
Student Learning Comming Program room 135 College Road
February 12, 2019
Before the Plate Screening - Halifax Central Library

Join us for a screening of the film Before the Plate - the questions, the stories and the people behind where our food comes from and how it gets to our plate!

Refreshments and panel discussion to follow!

1 – 50 attendees
Halifax Central Library
February 12, 2019
Before the Plate Screening - Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

Before the Plate attempts to close the gap in perception between the urban consumer and farming in Canada. Modern consumers are increasingly interested in where and how their food gets to them, but accurate information is hard to come by and often feels out of reach. Before the Plate follows young farmers and industry experts in order to show the general population what a modern Canadian farm operation looks like, and answer the most pressing questions consumers have about their food.

1 – 50 attendees
Multi Purpose Room- Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
February 12, 2019
Before the Plate Screening - StFX Keating Millennium Centre

Before the Plate attempts to close the gap in perception between the urban consumer and farming in Canada. Modern consumers are increasingly interested in where and how their food gets to them, but accurate information is hard to come by and often feels out of reach. Before the Plate follows young farmers and industry experts in order to show the general population what a modern Canadian farm operation looks like, and answer the most pressing questions consumers have about their food.

Refreshments provided, panel discussion to follow.

1 – 50 attendees
StFX Keating Millennium Centre- Conference Room A
February 12, 2019
Before the Plate Screening - Fort View Golf Course, Annapolis Royal

Join us for a screening of the film Before the Plate - the questions, the stories and the people behind where our food comes from and how it gets to our plate!

Refreshments and panel discussion to follow!

1 – 50 attendees
Fort View Golf Course, Annapolis Royal
February 12, 2019
Before the Plate Screening - Savoie Kitchen, Amherst

Come out and celebrate Canada Ag Day, this coming Tuesday, February 12th, with a free movie screening, put on by the Cumberland County Federation of Agriculture.

"Before the Plate" follows ingredients from the farm to the plate in this full-length documentary.

6pm refreshments, 7pm movie start-time, 830pm panel discussion with local farmers and chefs.

1 – 50 attendees
Savoie Kitchen, Amherst
February 12, 2019
Before the Plate Screening - Inverness Manor

Join us for a screening of the film Before the Plate - the questions, the stories and the people behind where our food comes from and how it gets to our plate!

1 – 50 attendees
Inverness Manor
February 12, 2019
Before the Plate Screening - Baddeck Library

The film will follow food staples of the Canadian diet all the way from the farm to the harvesting and processing operations, and showcase the final product at Canoe, one of Toronto's most prestigious restaurants. The project follows various types of agriculture, including both organic and conventional practices to answer some of the biggest questions related to farming in our society.

1 – 50 attendees
Baddeck Library
February 13, 2019
Before the Plate Screening - Shannon Studio, Port Hawkesbury

Join us for a screening of the film Before the Plate - the questions, the stories and the people behind where our food comes from and how it gets to our plate!

1 – 50 attendees
Shannon Studio, Port Hawkesbury
February 20, 2019
Ontario
Canadian Grains celebrates Canada's Agriculture Day

Carleton University Dining Services has partnered up with the Alberta Wheat Commission, Grain Farmers of Ontario, and Cereals Canada to showcase the role of Canadian grains in a nutritious, delicious, and sustainable diet.

Canadian grain farms will be on site, discussing the use of sustainable practices with students. The event aims to help students put a face to the food ingredients they consume on nearly a daily basis.

> 100 attendees
Carleton University - The caf
February 11, 2017
AG web

Our students at Lillian Berg Public School in Vermilion Bay, ON will be participating in a "AG web" activity during the school day on Monday, Feb. 11th and Tuesday, Feb. 12th
We will have a web like set up with a modern farm in the centre. Students are asked to hang a variety of farms - farm product - consumable products - by-product in a correct sequence. As we are located in Northwestern Ontario with a limited growing season and limited farm enterprises, we are including the "Apple Analogy" and other methods for students to understand local agriculture in a "hands-on" way.

50 – 100 attendees
Vermilion Bay
February 11, 2019
UC Ag Day

UoG FoodTalk will be celebrating Canadian Agriculture Day on the University of Guelph campus. We are bringing together agvocates from the Ontario Agricultural College to display the many aspects of Canadian Agriculture. There will be a Photo Booth, Trivia wheel, and more! Come through the University Centre to learn about and celebrate Canadian Food!

> 100 attendees
University Centre - University of Guelph
February 12, 2019
Before the Plate Film Screening

Hosted by the Listowel Agricultural Society with support from CIBC Private Wealth Investment, we are happy to have guest Anita Stewart, Culinary Activist, join us for a screening of the film Before the Plate.

Starring John Horne, executive chef of the downtown Toronto restaurant Canoe, Before the Plate showcases 10 ingredients from planting to cooking and everything in between to help better connect the modern consumer with their food. The film challenges modern myths about farming and reveals the obstacles the industry faces as it moves forward. After 32 days of shooting, 10,000km driven, 8 farm operations followed, this film ends up back at the plate where it started.

Social 6:30pm featuring A Taste of Local
Film Screening 7:30pm
Discussion Panel to follow at the conclusion of the film

Seating on a first come, first serve basis.
Admission is a donation to the food bank.

> 100 attendees
Listowel Agricultural Hall, Listowel Fairgrounds
February 12, 2019
Thank a Farmer

Come out and enjoy cheese, crackers and chocolate milk at Stoltz Mildmay as a thank you to our farmers!

1 – 50 attendees
1405 Hwy 9 N. Mildmay
February 12, 2019
Agriculture at LUMC

Leamington United Mennonite Church will be viewing the www.realfarmlives.ca videos with the Renwick Family. Come out and ask questions and enjoy the videos with the family. Begins @ 7:00 pm

1 – 50 attendees
78 Oak St Leamington
February 12, 2019
Canada's Agriculture Day - FCC Ignite, Chatham

Canadian agriculture is an innovative, vibrant and forward thinking industry. We're excited to celebrate the day with FCC’s next-level event for agriculture’s next generation! Hear from outstanding speakers who will inspire, inform and spark new ways of thinking. Plus, meet and make connections with like-minded entrepreneurs who are ready to take on all challenges.

1 – 50 attendees
Chatham
February 12, 2019
Agricultural Trivia and Lunch

The staff of Ontario Mutual Insurance Association and Farm Mutual Re will enjoy lunch together and be challenged by a trivia quiz based on 'The Real Dirt on Farming' (produced by Farm & Food Care Ontario'

1 – 50 attendees
Cambridge, Ontario
February 12, 2019
Prince Edward Island
10th PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program

The Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture and the PEI Agriculture Sector Council will be hosting the 10th Anniversary of the PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program at the PEI Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue in Charlotettown on February 12th from 6-8pm for invited guests.
Agenda
6:00-6:30 pm - Cocktails and Appetizers
6:30- 7:00 pm - Speeches and Graduate Keynote
7:00-8:00 pm - Mix and Mingle
Please RSVP to Shelly Juurlink: [email protected] or Laurie Loane: [email protected]

1 – 50 attendees
Charlotettown
February 12, 2005
Saskatchewan
Farm to Plate

To celebrate Canada's Ag Day the Sun West Distance Learning Centre has planned a Farm to Plate event for high school students. Students, farmers, food scientists, chefs all in one room cooking food, asking questions and celebrating Canada's abundant food choice. The event will be held at The Local Kitchen in Saskatoon. We will be heading to Farm and Food Care's screening of "Before the Plate" following our event.

If you are interested in connecting and supporting our event, reach out!

1 – 50 attendees
Saskatoon
February 12, 2019
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Regional Offices Open Houses

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture invites you to attend our Open Houses in our Regional Offices from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on February 12, 2019. Stop by for a coffee, meet all your office specialists and learn about the CAP programming!

> 100 attendees
North Battleford, Prince Albert, Yorkton, Outlook, Kindersley, Watrous, Moose Jaw, Weyburn, Tisdale, Swift Current
February 12, 2019
Before the Plate Documentary Screening

Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is excited to celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day with a screening of the film Before the Plate. This film follows food staples of the Canadian diet all the way from the farm to the harvesting and processing operations and showcases the final product at Canoe, one of Toronto's most prestigious restaurants.

Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is pleased to be working with our partners, Farm Credit Canada, Federated Co-operatives and AgWest Bio to present this event. After the film plays, Farm & Food Care will be hosting a brief discussion with a local chef, farmer and grocery retailer. Do you have questions about where your food comes from? Wondering how the supply chain works or about products at the grocery store? Come and talk with our panel.

For only $7, participants can enjoy the film, along with a complimentary individual popcorn and take part in the discussion session. The film will begin at 7PM and the discussion session should be wrapped up by 9:30PM.

> 100 attendees
Roxy Theatre, Saskatoon
February 12, 2019
Canada's Agriculture Day Lunch and Learn

Federated Co-operatives Limited is excited to welcome CropLife Canada for a presentation explaining how a plant enhanced through modern plant breeding makes it from the research phase to authorization for use in Canada. This presentation will provide listeners with a look at what modern plant breeding is and each step in the process of getting a new biotech crop to market.

50 – 100 attendees
Saskatoon
February 12, 2019
Before The Plate Documentary Viewing

SCIC and the Melville Comprehensive School is hosting a free viewing of the Canadian film, Before the Plate thanks to Ag More Than Ever. The viewing is open to the public and high school students. Come and join us February 12, 2019 at 1:15p.m. to celebrate Canada’s Ag Day!

1 – 50 attendees
Melville
February 12, 2019
Canada's Agriculture Day at Scotiabank Yorkton

Your business means a lot to us! Help us celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day.
You're invited for refreshments Tuesday, February 12th between 10am and 3pm for a meet and greet with our Ag team!

Join us at the Scotiabank Yorkton branch 200 - 277 Broadway St East

1 – 50 attendees
Yorkton
February 12, 2019
Before the Plate Screenings in SK

A educational documentary about food production in Canada for consumers.

This documentary is open to the public and will be viewed at the following locations, which is open to the public:

•Kindersley- Kindersley Mall 608 12th Avenue East
Viewing - 11:30am - 1:00pm
•Prince Albert- Saskatchewan PolyTech Campus 1100 15th St E, Prince Albert
Viewing time- 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
•Outlook- Reel Theatre 231 Franklin Street Outlook
Viewing time- 9:00am- 10:30 am
•Moose Jaw- Moose Jaw Public Library 461 Langdon Crescent
Viewing Time- 1:00 pm -2:30 pm
•Weyburn- Weyburn Public Library (downstairs room) 45 Bison Ave, Weyburn
Viewing - 2:00pm – 3:30pm

50 – 100 attendees
Kindersley, Prince Albert, Outlook, Moose Jaw, Weyburn
February 12, 2019
SCIC Customer Service Offices Open House

To celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance is hosting an Open House at all Customer Service Locations across the province. Stop by for refreshments and visit with your local SCIC team of experts. Click the link below for a complete list of times and locations.

1 – 50 attendees
Multiple Locations
February 12, 2019
Sharpe's Crop Services Learn AG - School Pep Rallies! (7 Schools!)

Sharpe's Crop Services will be visiting 7 of our local community schools, reaching 1500+ students from K-G12 to celebrate Canadian AG Day!

We will host a Sharpe's Learn AG Pep Rally, showing the Nick Saik Video - 8 Things Farmers Want You to Know, followed by an "Ask a Farmer" Q&A session and a "Farmers Rock" video by the Peterson Farm Bros!

Thank-you Ag More Than Ever for the Ag Swag items!

> 100 attendees
Langenburg, Churchbridge, Moosomin, Wapella, Rocanville, Stockholm & Binscarth MB
February 12, 2019
Canadian Ag Day U of S

Let's celebrate food and Canadian agriculture - with free cookies!
Come talk with agriculture students, buy products from farmers and learn from professionals in the industry.
The come and go event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Place Riel on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

> 100 attendees
Saskatoon
February 12, 2019
CCHSA Canadian Agriculture Day U of S

Celebrate Canada's Ag Day with The Agriculture Health and Safety Network.

We will be featuring a booth in both the U of S Health Science E-Wing and the Agriculture buildings atrium. Cookies and coffee as well as interactive displays will be available. Come learn all about services The Network offers farmers. We will be available to chat from 9am - 3:30pm!

1 – 50 attendees
Saskatoon
February 12, 2019

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