GUELPH, ON (October 4, 2012) – Grain Farmers of Ontario will be awarding one lucky grade 3 class a trip to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Any teacher who signs up for Grain Farmers of Ontario’s What’s Growing ON? grade 3 teacher’s kit by October 12th will be entered into a draw for their class to spend a day at the fair. Teachers who have already signed up for the 2012 kit will automatically be entered in the draw.
Last year, the grade 3 class from Toronto’s Gracedale Public School won the prize. The class had a great day at the fair and many of the students had their first encounters with crops and livestock. Meghan Burke, Public Relations for Grain Farmers of Ontario, toured the students through the Grains in Your Life exhibit. “The students were very excited to hold a cob of grain corn, grind wheat into flour, and sample soy beverages,” recalls Burke.
Teachers can sign-up for the kit at www.whatsgrowingon.ca. The kit is available, free of charge, to any grade 3 teacher in Ontario and includes: 1 Teacher’s Guide, a Parent Guide for each student to take home, and everything each student will need to grow a soybean or wheat seed of their own.
Grain Farmers of Ontario
Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.