Training & Workshops

Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan members are people who believe in the importance of sharing the good word about modern-day food and farming in the province. We’re farmers and ranchers, business owners and individuals. Just like you, we have families, are involved in the communities in which we live and want to ensure that the food we eat is safe and nutritious.

Every year, we organize a variety of programs to connect you to food production, farming and those who take great care in producing it. We host farm tours, educational events - a lot of fun and interesting activities for the whole family! To find out what’s coming up on the Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan calendar that you may be interested in attending, click here.

Workshops & Presentations

Speak Up! Getting the Message Out about Agriculture

Speak Up TrainingFor people who work in agriculture, it’s sometimes hard to find the words when tough questions or inaccurate claims are raised. The Speak Up! workshop describes the average Canadian consumer, what they know about farming and how they think about food. It gives participants the ability to tell their stories in an easy-to-understand and compelling manner and explains how to have a positive, meaningful conversation about food and farming, providing pointers on handling difficult subjects. This is valuable for media interviews, farm tours, council meetings, service clubs, school groups and other situations where you are tasked with answering tough consumer questions about how food is produced.

Suitable for up to 50 people, this 4-hour workshop is a great professional development opportunity for the agriculture industry.

Member Fees*: $3,000 per workshop
Non-Member Fees*: $4,000 per workshop
+ travel expenses**

Opening Farm Gates: How to Host a Farm Tour

This workshop is designed for farmers and ranchers who have hosted tours or would like to offer tours of their farms to non-farming consumers. It will help farmers answer tough questions, rephrase industry jargon, and present their operations in a simple chronological order that consumers will understand. Topics include: focusing on shared values, conversation etiquette, tour do’s and don’ts, and question & answer techniques.

Suitable for 20 or more people, this 4-hour workshop is great for individuals who are interested in hosting tours of their operation to non-farmers.

Fees*: $1,500 per workshop
+ travel expenses**

Interview Preparation Media Training

This hands-on training provides participants with the tools to calmly and confidently respond to questions and demands from media and other stakeholders. A small group size allows for each participant to experience mock television interviews and receive personalized coaching and feedback. Strengthen your confidence for future engagements with the press!

Limited to 15 people, this 6-hour media training workshop is great for industry spokespeople (farmers/ranchers) and staff who are the public face of their organization.

Fees*: $450 per person
+ travel expenses**

Presentation Service

Tailored to your agenda, this general presentation is great for annual meetings, conference or industry events and provides an overview of Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, explores Canadian consumers view on food production and provides insights on how farmers and ranchers can help build public trust in agriculture.

Fees*: Please Contact us for Quote

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* Fees subject to 5% GST
** Travel Expense Schedule: Travel expenses to be agreed upon when booking. Mileage rate follows the posted rate of the Saskatchewan Government. Travel long distances may include a $500 per diem.
Travel could include the following: travel (air), travel to and from the airport (if applicable), accommodations and meals