The exhibition and related education programs will explore the science and stories of ingenuity behind the development, cultivation and future of this versatile crop, as well as examining the ongoing research behind health, nutrition, genetics and agricultural practices that are related to this crop. Image: ICC Cultural Access Pass
OTTAWA - The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, along with several partners in the canola industry, is proud to announce the launch of a new exhibition that will highlight the science and innovation behind canola in time for canola’s 50th anniversary in 2017.
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“We are very excited to be working with partners and advisors from across Canada to share the story of canola. From public science to farm production to processing a multitude of products to a globally consumed crop, canola enables the Museum to look at the complexities and the potential of contemporary agriculture through the multiple lenses – science, technology, engineering and math,” said Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation.
Canola: A Canadian Story of Innovation is a travelling exhibition that will begin its national tour at the Canola Council of Canada’s “Good As Gold” 50th Annual Convention in Winnipeg March 7-9, 2017. A long term exhibit is also expected to be developed by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, and is slated to open in 2017.
“As the Canola Council of Canada celebrates 50 years in 2017 we couldn’t be more proud to tell the story of five decades of achievement and transformation in the Canadian canola industry and the exciting opportunities ahead. The exhibition is an excellent example of the innovative and collaborative spirit that’s driven canola’s success and we’re honoured to be able to launch the #ExploreCanola tour at our upcoming Convention,” said Patti Miller, President, Canola Council of Canada.
The exhibition and related education programs will explore the science and stories of ingenuity behind the development, cultivation and future of this versatile crop, as well as examining the ongoing research behind health, nutrition, genetics and agricultural practices that are related to this crop.
"Canola has an amazing innovation story to share. As a fourth generation family farmer, I am thrilled this exhibition will celebrate our canola story and bring agriculture a little closer to all Canadians,” said Brett Halstead, President of Canadian Canola Growers Association and canola farmer from Saskatchewan.
Gold sponsors to date include:
In addition to these sponsors, the Museum is drawing on the knowledge of experts in many domains including farming, industry, and agricultural research through its Canola Initiative National Advisory Committee (CINAC).
More information on the Museum’s exhibitions and upcoming program topics may be found here.
SOURCE Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
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