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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Farming Basics

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.

Soil

Soil

It all depends on soil! Over the years, much of our precious topsoil eroded into ditches and waterways. Today, farmers are working hard to improve the land.

Horticulture in Canada

Horticulture in Canada

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Over 120 different fruit and vegetable crops are commercially grown in Canada. 

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.

Water Management

Water Management

Protecting water is essential for sustainable agriculture – meeting the growing demand for food production while protecting the natural resources on which the world depends. 

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.

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