Celebrating 150 years of agriculture

February 15, 2017

Celebrations are underway for Canada's 150th and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will be joining in on the festivities.

Agriculture has deep roots in our nation's history, and AAFC has been there since the beginning. Did you know that the Department of Agriculture was created on July 1, 1867? At AAFC, we're celebrating 150 years of leadership in the growth, development and sustainability of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.

In the fall of 2016, AAFC employees worked together to produce an innovative video showcasing Canada's 150th anniversary logo cut out in a wheat field in Saskatchewan. This inspiring Canada 150 – It's Just the Beginning video reflects the Canadian prairies, history, farming, culture and Canada's future.

Come celebrate 150 years with us at agr.gc.ca/agriculture150. We'll be updating the page regularly throughout 2017 with videos, events and more, so bookmark us and check back for new content and events. You can also stay connected through Facebook (@CanadianAgriculture) and Twitter (@AAFC_Canada) as we celebrate agriculture throughout 2017.


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