Learn about Agriculture

What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chickens or cattle raised?

snapAG is a series of resources that invite students to explore the hot topics affecting the agriculture industry today. Topics range from organics, biotechnology, GMOs, livestock, and more.

Explore what’s trending in agriculture in Canada by browsing the topics below.

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Welcome to snapAG

Organic Farming

Organic Farming

Organic farmers aim to grow crops and raise livestock in ways that are sustainable and harmonious with the environment. They share many practices with non-organic farmers and also implement some uniquely organic practices.

Today’s Farm

Today’s Farm

Most farms today look very different than they did 50 years ago. What has stayed the same is the commitment to caring for the land, crops and animals.

Aquaculture in Canada

Aquaculture in Canada

Farming can also take place in tanks, ponds, lakes and ocean.  Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms in fresh or salt water.

Animal Breeding

Animal Breeding

Just like dogs, there are purebreds and cross-breeds. And just like some dog owners choose different breeds for different reasons, farmers also choose different breeds of farm animals for different reasons.

Biosecurity

Biosecurity

Are you wondering why some farmers don’t want you to visit their chicken or pig barn? It is not because they have something to hide – it’s because they want to keep their animals healthy!

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