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Canadians are invited to celebrate the food they love in celebration of the annual Canada’s Agricultural Day.
This year, Feb. 12 marks the third annual celebration of the agriculture industry and all other industries that play a role in bringing food to tables across the country.
It's the industry's biggest celebration of the year, said Debbie Bailey, manager of Agriculture More Than Ever, one of the driving forces behind Canada’s Agriculture Day.
“Canada’s Agriculture Day showcases all the amazing things happening in agriculture and the entire food industry. The day is also about helping consumers see the connection between the food they eat and the people who produce it.”
Conversations about food production will take place at hundreds of events across the country.
Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said the agriculture and agri-food industry employs one in eight Canadians.
"From farmers and their suppliers to food processors and retailers, it is an incredible industry filled with smart, passionate and innovative people.”
The industry has an economic impact of over $110 billion.
Canadians are encouraged to use the hashtags #CdnAgDay and #foodie to join the celebration or give back to their community by volunteering at the local food bank or soup kitchen.
For a full list of community events, visit AgDay.ca.