Saskatchewan Invests $300K in Ag Manufacturing Initiative

The Saskatchewan government has invested $300,000 to support the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) in creating a mobile, virtual reality (VR) skills lab to promote job opportunities in agricultural manufacturing. This lab will visit schools and community events, giving people a firsthand look at careers in the sector.

Saskatchewan’s agricultural manufacturing exports have nearly doubled, rising from $364.2 million in 2019 to a record high of $853 million in 2022.
“Our provincial agriculture manufacturers are some of the most competitive and innovative businesses you will find anywhere,” Agriculture Minister David Marit said in the release.

AMC president Donna Boyd stated that the industry’s growth has led to unprecedented demand for talent. She noted that a career in agriculture offers the chance to be part of a successful industry that supports global food security and environmental sustainability.

The mobile skills lab will travel across Saskatchewan throughout the summer to promote careers in the industry to students, parents and teachers. It also will outline professional development opportunities to people already working in the sector.