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Farm and Food Discovery Centre to Open on Friday

September 15, 2011 7:15 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

The University of Manitoba will open a new discovery centre on Friday dedicated to educating the public on farming and food production in Canada.

The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre will hold its grand opening at 2 p.m., featuring live piglets, grains and groceries on display.

The hands-on centre is an interpretive facility that explores the ways in which food is made in Canada. Highlights include interactive exhibits, public programs and events that explore modern farming and food production, and the science and technology that provide healthy, sustainable food for Manitoba and the world.

The centre is located off campus at the U of M’s Glenlea Research Station, just south of Winnipeg. As parking is limited, a free shuttle will be leaving the Fort Garry Campus at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Agriculture Building, 66 Dafoe Road.

— With files from a news release