Reports of PED in the U.S. Prompt Calls for Steped Up Biosecurity. #AgChat http://t.co/gdmHE1r5uW New Fusarium Resistant Wheat Offers New Tool for Preventing Disease. #AgChat http://t.co/xWXkTVo0JF For updates on what's going on at MPC, read our #newsletter. Chop Talk: Issue # 78 - http://t.co/KiCmJ9ZNnT Trying out new #pork recipes all day for the website #Bacon wrapped stuffed loin. http://t.co/RZbcJhzKwn @interlakelife It's a good video and it depicts what goes on in MB plants. MB doesn't have a video like this out but maybe one day we will.
Parents and Teachers
A world of educational resources to explore, from colouring pages and puzzles to fun activities that kids of all ages will love.
Pig Tails is a fun booklet aimed at younger children, and contains the basics on how pigs are raised. It includes cute pig illustration, several activities for kids, and even a few pig jokes:
Pig Basics 101 is a colourful, four-page factsheet full of photos and interesting facts that help tell the story of pig production. Everything you ever needed to know about pigs, but didn’t know who to ask. It also includes a glossary of commonly used terms:
The Dirt on Pigs and the Environment is a colourful, four-page factsheet aimed at kids, and covers many of the facts associated with pigs, manure and how farmers protect the environment while producing pigs:
Mazes – coming soon!
Puzzles – coming soon!
Colouring Sheets – coming soon!
How Pigs are Raised Brochure – coming soon!
Grade 10 Challenge
Along with Agriculture in the Classroom, Manitoba Pork has created a competition for Grade 10 students to get them thinking about agriculture in general and pork production in particular. We have created a set of lesson plans for Grade 10 geography teachers, designed to make it easy to incorporate into their classes.
These lessons will stimulate Grade 10 students to think about where our food comes from, how its production impacts the environment, and how it affects our daily lives in this agriculture-rich province.
Teachers: Start your students on the path to thinking critically about food production, then enter the Grade 10 Challenge and help them win money for themselves and their school.
Click here to see what it’s all about!
Here’s what teachers are saying about the Grade 10 Challenge:
“The Grade 10 Challenge easily fits with the curricular outcomes…”
- Whitney Kreller-Lamont, Ecole Secondaire Neelin High School
“…the materials provided a realistic look at where our food comes from. They (students) enjoyed the activities and learned from them.”
- Trent Tuttosi, Hapnot Collegiate