More than 200 Saskatchewan high school students attended Canadian Western Agribition last week to learn about how agriculture might fit into their future plans.
A new ThinkAG Career and Education Expo, funded by the provincial and federal governments and Cargill, was designed to showcase the diversity of available careers.
Provincial agriculture minister Lyle Stewart said more than 50,000 people in the province are em-ployed in the sector and more are welcome.
“We want you to join us with fresh ideas and help the industry flourish,” he told students from Melville, Sask. “You won’t be disappointed by the endless opportunities you will find in agriculture.”
The students got hands-on experience at interactive stations in areas such as plant breeding, marketing and animal production.
Stewart said not all students will come from farm backgrounds but may discover that agriculture is their passion.
“Just your being here today means that you’re at least a little bit curious about the industry,” he said.
“I encourage you to grab hold of that curiosity and run with it.”