The Food and Nutrition Forum

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The Food and Nutrition Forum at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2019 (RAWF)

Food and nutrition educators are keen to broaden their understanding of sustainable food systems for their professional and client programming. ThinkBeef.ca collaborated with the RAWF to develop and deliver an ag-education program for over 60 nutrition and food educators, with a focus on the good work that farmers do to be as sustainable as possible.

The day-long program featured guest speakers on the topics of The role of precision agriculture & resilience (Clinton Monchuk, Farm & Food Care SK), Measuring the ag footprint – the Canadian cattle example (Dr. Kim Ominski, U of MB),Environmental farm plans in practice (Bob Wilson, Gilbrea Farm), Ag in the nutrition classroom curriculum (Dr. June Matthews, U of Western ON), Agscape’s Ag in the classroom program (Mercedes Unwin), as well as a panel of farmers representing egg, bean and dairy farming.

The full program was captured in real-time with illustrative capture to generate visual story-telling and social post opportunities, as well as video capture for the development of education resources for on-line posting in the future.

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