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AAFC Wayne Riley
Agriculture in the Classroom-Gen Ag Marilyn Balderston
AITC- CALM Rayanne Frizzell
Atlantic Veterinary College TBD
Croplife Atlantic Maryella Maynard (Chair)
Fertilizer Canada Bernadette Forrester
Member at large Marg Weeks
Member at large Samantha Finlayson
P.E.I Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture Ted Johnston (Elementary Math and Science Innovation Leader)
PEI 4 H Kelly Mullaly (Financial Officer)
PEI Culinary Alliance TBD
PEI Dept. of Agriculture and Forestry Carolyn Wood (Secretary)
PEI Exhibitions Morgan Ings
PEI Federation of Agriculture JoAnn Pineau
PEI French Language School Board Diana Tutty
PEI WI Helen Dawson
PEI Young Farmers Morgan Smallman
PEIAGSC Laurie Loane
Women in Agriculture Grace Terborg

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  1. To raise public awareness of the significant contribution that the agriculture sector makes to the provincial economy and to rural communities.
  2. To foster fair and informed dialogue within and outside the sector regarding issues and concerns in agriculture.
  3. To raise awareness of the PEI Agriculture Sector Council and the Agriculture Awareness Committee as a vehicle for industry partners and government to develop and use resources to foster agriculture awareness in the province.
  4. To develop partnerships with industry to generate increased and sustained funding for agriculture awareness
  • Provide strategic agriculture awareness direction to the PEIASC
  • To develop and implement events and resources promoting increased agriculture awareness, based on board approval
  • To provide monthly written reports to PEIASC board members
  • To provide an annual budget to PEIASC for approval
  • Other specific outputs as required
Mission Statement:
To enhance public awareness of the agriculture & agri-food industry, to coordinate agriculture awareness activities and to foster partnerships in the process.

Formed in 1992, this committee has brought together volunteers from industry, agri-food businesses and government to develop educational and promotional materials and deliver events that improve agriculture awareness in PEI. Some of our proudest achievements include:
  • PEI Open Farm Day:  An annual event that sees over 20 farms open their doors to the public, providing fun and interactive ways to learn about life on a farm
  • Agriculture and Forestry Fun Day. - An annual event that brings over 500 island students together with industry to learn about forestry, farming and nature
  • Teacher Resource Fund- A resource for teachers whom wish to purchase supplies that have a direct emphasis on agriculture education. All funding now allocated for the 2016 school year.  
  • We have been approved for our C150 project.

In January 2013, the committee joined the PEI Agriculture Sector council as a sub-committee in an effort to pool resources and build on each others strengths. Under this new structure, the committee looks forward to new opportunities to improve agriculture awareness and promote agriculture as a strong, innovative and exciting industry to be a apart of.
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