Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers is launching an agriculture-themed installation at the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre in Glenlea, Manitoba.
The display features illustrations and information related to pulses and soybeans in Manitoba and in Canada.
“Education and awareness are paramount to a thriving agriculture sector and were what motivated us to invest in this display,” says Francois Labelle, executive director of MPSG. “The Farm and Food Discovery Centre has done an excellent job at making agriculture accessible and interesting to children, families and everyone else curious about where their food comes from and the great things Manitoba farmers are doing. We hope you enjoy the exhibit.”
Observers will learn about the soybean nitrogen cycle, how pulses are an important part of a balanced diet, and how sustainability is a key focus of the industry. The display features a large removable kidney bean, which further comes apart to show the plant’s inner workings. And those wishing to test their knowledge of pulses and soybeans are encouraged to play the Check Your Pulses game on the iPad in front of the wall.
“We are excited to welcome the new pulse and soybean exhibit, just in time for hundreds of visitors coming to Open Farm Day,” says Myrna Grahn, manager, Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre. “At the Discovery Centre, our priority is for hands-on and engaging learning and the MPSG display is a wonderful example of that. I know it will be popular with the many school field trips that we host in the fall.”
MPSG will have a booth setup in front of the Farm and Food Discovery Centre this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of Open Farm Day.