Viterra Partners with Agriculture in the Classroom to Raise Ag Awareness - Canada
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REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2015) - Viterra Inc. ("Viterra"), Canada's grain industry leader, is pleased to announce it is partnering with Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan (AITC-SK) to the develop an agriculture education storybook for students in grades 3-5 in Western Canada. The goal is to help educate students in urban and rural areas about the importance of farming and the impact it has in everyday life.
The theme of the book will focus on farm stewardship and sustainability, and will highlight modern farm practices and technologies utilized today. The book will be utilized as the feature book for Canadian Agriculture Literature Week, March 1 - 7, 2015. AITC Saskatchewan will work with its counterparts in Alberta and Manitoba to distribute the books to approximately 1,500 classrooms across the Prairies.
"Our ongoing partnership with Agriculture in the Classroom is part of our overall commitment to support educational opportunities and initiatives that promote agriculture and its importance to Western Canada," said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra's President and CEO for North America. "We're proud to support organizations like these that strive to raise awareness of our industry to a broader audience."
"We're thrilled to have Viterra's support for this project, and continue building on our collaborative partnership," said Sara Shymko, Executive Director of AITC-SK. "Agriculture in the Classroom is all about providing innovative, curriculum-based programs and resources to help increase students' understanding of agriculture, and with partners like Viterra we're able to realize that goal."
Viterra has provided past funding for Ag in the Classroom in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, as well as the Classroom Agriculture Program in Alberta. These programs exist to provide balanced, factual information to teachers and students and encourage young people to make educated decisions relating to food, environment, careers and lifestyle.
Viterra is Canada's grain industry leader, supported by the expertise of its people, a superior network of assets, and unrivalled connections to world markets. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, our commitment to agriculture goes back nearly 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move their crops to areas of need around the world. Our continued focus on operational excellence throughout North America allows us to efficiently handle, process, distribute and transport grains and oilseeds. We provide further value to our partners through a wide variety of contracting and risk management tools to help them realize the full potential of their crops. For more information on Viterra in North America, please visit www.viterra.com. Viterra is part of the Agricultural Business Segment of Glencore.