Trailer - Taylor Selig - AgScape Executive Director
In the trailer episode of Feeding Innovation podcast, we interview- ourselves! Host Jordan Sloggett talks to AgScape Executive Director Taylor Selig about our vision for this podcast, why we're choosing to launch a show that interviews innovators in the world of agriculture and food education.
Request one of our free Agriculture and Food Lessons for your Ontario Classroom! (Grades 7-12)
AgScape is an Ontario charity dedicated to bringing Agriculture & Food education into the classroom! Our Teacher Ambassadors will work alongside you to show your students the role they play in Canada’s food system as informed consumers - and they will also be exposed to all the opportunities for future careers waiting for them in the Canadian Food and Agriculture sector!
Read our 2020 Annual General Report!
A world where the agri-food sector is recognized as a vehicle for positive social, economic, and environmental impact.
We empower Ontario students with impartial and accurate information to increase awareness of the agri-food system and ignite interest in related careers.
WHY WE DO IT:
Lack of consumer knowledge about food and farming systems is a contributing factor to the economic challenges facing Ontario’s agri-food industry.
Myths about food and farming constantly challenge the growth and progress of the agri-food industry
Educating students about food and farming can help dispel myths, create a deeper interest and connection to food, and promote local (Canadian) food.
There is a disconnect between the agri-food industry and consumers
Agriculture is currently not recognized as a separate subject within the Ontario curriculum
HOW WE DO IT:
Creative programming connects food, farming, and health, expanding the profile of Ontario’s agri-food sector.
We collaborate with partners to deliver education programming that excites students and teachers, and encompasses all food production systems in Ontario.
We connect classrooms with agri-food perspectives that increase understanding, encourage critical thinking, and stimulate dialogue.