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Open Farm Day is 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. This website will provide more information on the participating farms, planned activities and their locations.

 
Open Farm Day - Sunday September 17, 2017
Your chance to visit 25 farms across PEI, meet the farmers and learn about how your food is produced!
About Us

Goals

  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

 

Objectives

  • 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.

Background
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 indurstry to learn about forrestry, farming and nature

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.

 

PEI Agriculture Awareness Committee
AAFC
Wayne Riley
Agriculture in the Classroom-Gen Ag
Marilyn Balderston
AITC- CALM
Rayanne Frizzell
Atlantic Veterinary College
TBD
Croplife Atlantic
Maryella Maynard
Fertilizer Canada
Bernadette Forrester (Chair)
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 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 Women in Agriculture
Laurie Loane
Grace Terborg