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Discover The Farm

In light of the announcement by the Government of Saskatchewan to indefinitely suspend all classes in the province, the Swift Current Ag & Ex has decided to cancel our Discover the Farm: A Farm Facts Experience scheduled for April 23 & 24, 2020.

It is our intention to hold the event again in 2021, with tentative dates being April 22 & 23, 2021.

In the meantime, we have uploaded some activities, information packages, and links to this page so children and their families have the chance to learn about safety while they are away from school. 

We thank you for your support of Discover the Farm, and look forward to seeing you in 2021!

 

Progressive Ag Safety Resources: www.progressiveag.org/

Safety (Lots of Topics): www.parachute.ca

ATV Safety: www.atvsafety.org

Horse Care & Safety: www.equimania.ca

Agriculture Safety: www.cultivatesafety.org

Pesticide Safety & Pest Management: www.epa.gov/safepestcontrol

Fire Safety: www.sparky.org

Firearm Safety: www.projectchildsafe.org

Power Tool Safety: www.powertoolinstitute.com

Knife Safety: www.starchefs.com/kids

Rail Safety: www.oli.org/info/kids

Water Safety: www.joshtheotter.org

 

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Discover the Farm is a multi-part event, taking place over three days. Featuring two Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®, the Poultry & Exotic Animal Market, Country Crafts & Rabbit Show, Discover the Farm truly is an event for all ages. 

 

Discover the Farm: A Farm Facts Experience

Schools in the area surrounding Swift Current, particularly the Chinook School Division & Holy Trinity School Division, are invited to attend this event.

The Swift Current Ag & Ex has a goal - to promote agriculture awareness. Programs like Discover the Farm: A Farm Facts Experience have been developed (and are expanding every year) to encourage youth involvement in agriculture, as well as expand their knowledge of food production, farm safety, nutrition, and animal care. The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® educates school aged children on the importance of safety and health lessons as they relate to life on the farm. These one-day events provide education, training, and resources to make farm, ranch, and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities. The event includes interactive stations where the participants can learn about safety, food production, and the agriculture industry at 12 different stations (about 2 hours in length). 

Discover the Farm is a great opportunity to be a yearly field trip for your class, as new topics and components are added on a yearly basis. The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® was added in 2013, followed by the Animal Health & Safety program in 2014. 

To book your class, please contact the Swift Current Ag & Ex office. Participating educators will receive resource activity packages. 

Poultry & Exotic Animal Market

Featuring Country Crafts & Rabbit Show

The general public is invited to attend the Poultry & Exotic Animal Market featuring country crafts and rabbit shows.

 

For Poultry & Exotic Animal Market exhibitor applications, click HERE.