Celebrating Canada's Agriculture Day

Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

"Canada’s Agriculture Day (February 12) is a time to showcase all of the amazing things happening in our industry and create a closer connection with consumers about where their food comes from and the people who produce it."

We wanted to celebrate by asking our student what agriculture means to them! Here is what they had to say:

Kate Beirnes 

3rd year, BBRM Environmental Management 

Head shot of Kate.

This industry is full of potential, information and opportunities. Working in agriculture isn’t just a job, it’s a lifestyle. I have been lucky enough to see how passionate those in agriculture are, and how they strive constantly to better their work for the benefit of everyone around them. Let’s say thank you to farmers today, and everyday, for their endless work in providing meals for all of us 365 days a year! – Kate Beirnes, 3rd year, BBRM Environmental Management 

Terisa Set

4th year, Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences

Head shot of Terisa.

Agriculture provides endless opportunities for growth (literally) and career choices. Agriculture thrives from an amalgamation of experts in soils, plants, animals, economics, environment, biotechnology, food science, engineering, entomology, pathology and more. Agriculture does not only conjoin work forces it most importantly provides meals that bring friends and family together at home. It’s important to celebrate and promote agriculture! – Terisa Set, 4th year CHATS  

Kyle Nussey

1st year, Landscape Architecture

Head shot of Kyle.

“Agriculture is about more than the work that you do. The community you’re a part of and the people you meet make every long day worth it.” – Kyle Nussey, 1st year Landscape Architecture

Amy Pynenburg

3rd year, Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics

Amy with a cow.

On the topic of what agriculture means to me, agriculture means stability. For me, agriculture has given me stability in knowing I can come home to the farm, knowing mom and dad will be milking cows, and always knowing that there is an amazing group of people with which I share a passion. Agriculture is stable in that it has and always will be an important industry built of many caring people. – Amy Pynenburg, 3rd year FARE

Oluwatimileyin Abolarin 

4th year, Honours Agriculture 

Oluwatimileyin holds a lamb.

Agriculture is the backbone of our civilization. It is the constant balancing act between responsibilities and rewards. It’s what sustains us and what allows us to advance. Above all, it holds the many answers to the most important question of the day , What am I going to eat today? – Oluwatimileyin Abolarin, 4th year Honours Agriculture

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