06 - Madeline Rodrigue, Farm & Food Care Ontario
Joining us on Feeding Innovation this week is Madeline Rodrigue who, at the time of this interview, worked at Farm & Food Care Ontario. Madeline speaks to their mission at Farm & Food Care Ontario, what they're doing to accomplish that mission, as well as some of the joint programs AgScape and Farm & Food Care Ontario work on together.
Madeline discusses her education and her career experiences that led her to Farm & Food Care Ontario. We also talk about our organizations shared goals of bridging rural and urban communities together, so that everyone has a connection and understanding to our food, and the people who grow it.
Find out more about Farm and Food Care Ontario:
Farm & Food Care Ontario is a registered Canadian charity and whole-sector coalition made up of representatives from all farming types and associated businesses and positions itself as the helpful expert on Ontario agriculture. Farm & Food Care Ontario brings farmers, agricultural professionals, related businesses, government organizations and other groups together with a mandate to build public trust in food and farming in Ontario and across Canada. Our sister organizations, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan and Farm & Food Care P.E.I, follow a similar mandate in each respective province. Both organizations collaborate on national initiatives.
Links to all of our most recent activities, resources, and events for Ontario Teachers:
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Improving nutrition. Reducing waste. Eliminating food insecurity. Fulfilling careers that make a difference. All are critical priorities for today’s youth.
AgScape is a registered charity that brings the fast-paced and innovative world of agriculture and food to educators and students across Ontario. Our programs expand students’ understanding of the modern food system to help them make informed decisions about they foods they eat, the choices they make, and the breadth of career opportunities that are available to them.
Our engaging, hands-on, curriculum-linked resources and programs provide credible information and multiple perspectives to help educators and students explore the many facets of food and agriculture in Canada. AgScape’s in-class and in-field programs are designed, tested, and regularly updated by certified teachers with specific backgrounds or training in agriculture and food.
Thanks to the support of funders and donors who share our passion to support food literacy and engagement with future generations, AgScape has been a trusted partner and bridge between the agri-food industry and Ontario’s education system for more than 30 years. We continue to evolve and expand our programs to ignite and nurture the curiosity of students, educators, and communities across Ontario.