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P.E.I. Farm Tour shares crop info with non-farmers

A screenshot from the P.E.I. Farm Tour website, at www.peifarmtour.ca
A screenshot from the P.E.I. Farm Tour website, at www.peifarmtour.ca - Contributed

Members of Prince Edward Island’s agriculture industry have a new way of sharing information about crops grown across the province.

The P.E.I. Farm Tour offers a series of informational signs placed in fields of different crops in well-travelled areas of the province. There is a link to the P.E.I. Farm Tour website (peifarmtour.ca) on each sign, where the public can read more about these crops, what they are used for, and how much they are grown in Prince Edward Island. There are signs for well-established Island crops like potatoes, barley, and wheat, as well as for crops which are a bit newer to P.E.I., such as peas, brown mustard, and sudangrass.

“Agriculture in Prince Edward Island continues to diversify each year, and there are many members of the non-farming community who are understandably curious about the types of crops grown across the Island each summer,” states a news release about the initiative.

In addition, there is also a crop sign contest on the website where the public can be entered into a draw for an agriculturally-themed canvas print from Farm Yard Photos (Bryan Maynard Photography).

“We encourage the public to not disturb or pick any of the crops with this signage or enter any fields without permission, but photos of Island fields can be shared on social media with the hashtag #peifarmtour,” states the release.

The P.E.I. Farm Tour is an initiative led by Farm and Food Care P.E.I. and the Prince Edward Island Potato Board, in partnership with the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, P.E.I. Wild Blueberry Growers Association, P.E.I. Horticultural Association, P.E.I. Department of Agriculture and Land, and the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

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