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Family event explores role of agriculture in Saskatchewan

A free, family oriented, urban festival offered Saskatoon residents of all ages a chance to explore the world of agriculture. Leslie Knight / Global News

SASKATOON – From the grain in our bread to the soap we use, Saskatchewan agriculture plays a vital role in the world.

A family oriented event, Ag in the City, at the Mall at Lawson Heights on Saturday showcased the industry’s importance.

Visitors were treated to interactive and educational displays, exhibits and contests illustrating the depth of Canada’s bread basket, including areas where kids could test their knowledge with the Ag trivia game show.

People of all ages in Saskatoon had a chance to engage in farming activities and science experiments.

“I think it’s really important because as more and more people are removed from the farm, they don’t understand what agriculture really is about, and agriculture is important because it feeds our world,” said Janice Tranberg with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.

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There were also cooking demonstrations and presentations on Ag products people may not realize are from Saskatchewan.

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