FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Event: Press Conference
re: Relevant to October being Agri-Food month, and the impact that the agriculture industry has on the economic and social health of Manitoba
Location: Delta Winnipeg
Suggested Headline: A Celebration of Manitoba Agriculture
Agriculture has always been the keystone Economic Activity for the Keystone province, a simple fact that is easy to forget. Growing Manitoba is an initiative to remind and re-educate Manitobans on the important role the Agri-sector play’s in all our lives.
Current Growing Manitoba’s programs include holding the first ever “Agriculture Awareness Awards” and launching “Savor Magazine.” The Awards will be handed out at the inaugural Agstravaganza ball with featured entertainer Amanda Stott while the magazine launch will be held at a media event prior - both events are to be held <<TBD>>. Past initiatives include the Growing Manitoba website launch, www.growingmanitoba.com, this past August and an on-going advertising strategy campaign.
The Agriculture Awareness Awards recognize and award individuals and organizations that have promoted the Manitoba agriculture industry through an event, activity and/or educational medium. The categories include individuals 18 and under, 19 or over, associations/community groups, business, education and/or research, government and the media.
“Savor Magazine” is dedicated to making agricultural issues and information relevant to Manitobans and to help create awareness about the contributions agriculture and the agri-food industry make to our province. After all agriculture is a billion dollar industry in Manitoba that not only feeds us but also affects, indirectly, almost every other aspect of our lives.
Growing Manitoba is an industry wide coalition of agricultural stake holders, from producers to commodity groups to businesses that supply and support agriculture, who share a common goal of increasing Manitoban’s awareness of the practices and methods of agriculture that contribute to their way of life - both economically and socially.
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