The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food
Discovery Centre is a fun and exciting destination with exhibits,
public programs and events that explore modern farming and food
production, and the science and technology that provides healthy,
sustainable food for Manitoba and the world.
The Discovery Centre features interactive
hands-on displays about every aspect of food production, from farming
to the marketing, retailing and eating of food.
The Discovery Centre also seeks to strengthen
networks and partnerships to promote public awareness of the issues of
the sustainability, security of food and healthy lifestyles.
Programming is aimed at middle-years students,
families and the general public. It also showcases the research
conducted by the University of Manitoba and explores the wide range of
career opportunities in the agri-food sector.
To tell the story of modern farming and food
production including the role of leading edge research in increasing
food production and advancing environmental stewardship, animal
welfare, nutrition and food safety.
Specifically the Centre will enhance public
awareness and understanding of modern, sustainable food production,
with emphasis on crops and livestock, and the effect of agricultural
practices on the environment, with emphasis on soil, water and air.
The Centre will address the key themes that
food comes from agriculture; farmers are environmentalists who take
good care of the land and take animal welfare seriously; agriculture
and food production make a significant contribution to the economic and
social well-being of Canadians (and the wider world);, the importance
of nutrition, healthy eating and food safety; there are many
interesting careers in farming and food; and science plays a huge role
in making safe, sustainable food.