Food & Farming Champion Award recipient recognized at Farms at the Table Conference
(SASKATOON, SK) Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan's (FFC SK) recognized its second Food & Farming Champion Award recipient at the Farms at the Table Conference on December 14 in Saskatoon. This annual event brings together crop, livestock, horticulture, culinary and food retail industry representatives to explore ways to increase public trust in Saskatchewan food and farming.
"This was our second year to present the Champion Award and we were pleased to see a great deal of support from the industry," said Clinton Monchuk, Executive Director of FFC SK. "Our panel of judges had to choose from nine impressive nominations from across all areas of Saskatchewan's agriculture sector."
Adrienne Ivey, Ituna, SK area rancher and social media enthusiast, was nominated for her passion, engagement and commitment to promoting agriculture to both producers and consumers alike. Her dedication to creating relevant, moving conversations among her peers and community as well as her volunteerism, collaboration and leadership spirit make her an effective voice for the agriculture industry.
Adrienne supports industry initiatives, is vocal about responsible production practices, and seeks out opportunities to educate non-farmers. She supports consumer outreach organizations like Agriculture in the Classroom, Agriculture More than Ever and Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan and, along with her husband Aaron, was recognized as Saskatchewan's Outstanding Young Farmers in 2014. The award selection committee reported that "Adrienne's willingness to lend her voice to key issues, correct misinformation and stand up for our food system is what makes her a true Food & Farming Champion."
The Food & Farming Champion award honours those who work to advocate for agriculture and inspire public trust in Saskatchewan's food industry.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Executive Director, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
Today, less than 3% of Canadians have a direct connection to the farm, which is one reason why so many have questions about how their food is produced. Farm & Food Care runs several programs to help address these consumer questions and inspire more confidence in our farmers and in Saskatchewan-grown foods. To learn more, follow us on Twitter @FarmFoodCareSK or visit our website www.farmfoodcaresk.org. Or let us put you in touch with a farmer so you can ask them directly about the food on your table!