Canada’s Agriculture Day 2023 will be held on February 15. It is a day to celebrate and recognize the hard work and contributions of our farmers and agri-food industry. This industry plays a crucial role in feeding our nation and maintaining a strong economy.
The agriculture and agri-food industry are one of Canada’s largest employers, providing jobs for over 2.1 million Canadians. In 2021, the whole agriculture and agri-food system generated $134.9 billion (around 6.8%) of Canada’s gross domestic product. From coast to coast, farmers work tirelessly to produce high-quality food for Canadians and people around the world.
On Canada’s Agriculture Day, as we take time to recognize and appreciate the hardworking individuals and families in the agriculture industry, let us also acknowledge the numerous reasons to celebrate this important sector. From providing safe and nutritious food for our families, to driving economic growth and creating jobs, the contributions of the agriculture industry are invaluable.
We also want to recognize the innovation and technology that is being used in the agriculture industry. This helps to ensure that we have enough food to feed our growing population, while also being mindful of the environment.
Canadians are invited to share their love for Canadian agriculture and food on February 15 by using the official hashtag #CdnAgDay on social media. Some creative ways to join the online celebrations include: preparing a meal made from Canadian ingredients, sharing photos and videos of Canadian agriculture and local food, and thanking our farmers for their hard work and nutritious food they provide to Canadians and people around the world. Resources, ideas and recipes are available on cdnagday.ca.
About Canada’s Agriculture Day and Agriculture More Than Ever
The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity leads the online forum Agriculture More Than Ever, which fosters positive discussions about agriculture and food and builds trust between producers and consumers. For more information, visit agriculturemorethanever.ca and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Its 96,000 followers engage in positive dialogue around ag and food, which contributes to creating trust between producers and consumers. The platform is now led by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity, who assumed the leadership in May 2021. Agriculture More Than Ever has also been the driving force behind Canada’s Agriculture Day, launched in 2017 to celebrate Canadian agriculture, food and everyone who works in the industry.