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MPSG Unveils Educational Display at Farm and Food Discovery Centre

 

Carman, MB  – September 15, 2017 – Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) is pleased to unveil an agriculture-themed installation at the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre in Glenlea, Man.

The display, which was designed in partnership with Vantage Studios and Imprint Media Services, features illustrations and information related to pulses and soybeans in Manitoba and in Canada. Observers will learn about the soybean nitrogen cycle, how pulses are an important part of a balanced diet, how sustainability is a key focus of the industry and much more.

“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.”

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. MPSG encourages everyone to take part in the day, visit the booth and the display and take in all the other great and exciting exhibits at the Centre.

Open Farm Day represents a series of events that take place on various host sites across Manitoba. It is designed to provide an opportunity for people to visit host farms, meet local farmers, learn about food production and agriculture, ask questions and experience rural Manitoba, first-hand.

About MPSG

The Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) is a non-profit, member-based corporation representing more than 4,000 farmers in Manitoba who grow pulses, including edible beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas, faba beans, and soybeans. MPSG provides Manitoba pulse grower members with production knowledge and market development support, through focused research, advocacy, and linkages with industry partners.

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For more information, please contact:
Toban Dyck
Director of Communications
Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers
204.227.8875
toban@manitobapulse.dev