Saskatchewan Agricultural Societies Program is a financial contribution program operating under terms and conditions set out in an agreement with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. The current program is a five year agreement and is effect until March 31, 2018. SAASE has allocated a total of $45,000 to the program. The funding will assist in developing new programs/events, enhance existing events, as well as develop new agricultural societies and bring new communities under the umbrella membership of SAASE. The focus of the new funding will be on tourism, by developing new events with a wide appeal, as well as promoting and enhancing the quality of life within communities throughout Saskatchewan.
Food for Saskatchewan Food for the World
Food, how our food is produced and the importance of agriculture in Saskatchewan to the world has never been more important. Food for Saskatchewan – Food for the World is an ongoing, constantly changing provincial agricultural education display telling the story of Saskatchewan’s agriculture to our youth. Saskatchewan’s youth will learn all about what it takes to produce Saskatchewan’s food. In partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture’s Agricultural Awareness strategy, Food for Saskatchewan – Food for the World will tell the story of Saskatchewan Agriculture.
Farm Safety Days
From 2012 – 2014 SAASE, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation and Saskatchewan’s 62 Agricultural Socities and Exhibitions, formed a 3 year partnership on a series of Farm Safety Day Camps across Saskatchewan. In 2012, because of a late start, only 2 Farm Safety Days were held – Kelvington and Lloydminster. In 2013 a total of 9 Farm Safety Days were scheduled, with 7 being held – Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Biggar, Yorkton, Swift Current, Vanscoy and Prince Albert. In 2014 safety days took place in Lloydminster, Swift Current, Yorkton, Prince Albert, Spiritwood, Weyburn, Canora, Preeceville, Meadow Lake, Kelvington, Turtleford, Saskatoon, North Battleford, and Unity. In 2015 the following days are tentatively scheduled – Prince Albert, Swift Current, Yorkton, North Battleford, Meadow Lake, Ogema, Spiritwood, Unity, Turtleford, Melfort, Biggar, Weyburn, Vanscoy, Kelvington, Kamsack, Maryfield, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw. When the program was initially set up the following was developed as the overall project goal and objectives.
SaskPower Clean Team
The Clean Team is a unique, award-winning environmental stewardship between Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies (SAASE), SaskPower, local agricultural societies and exhibitions, and a variety of non-profit organizations throughout Saskatchewan. The program addresses waste management and disposal on fair grounds in a positive and proactive “3R” program of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Since its inception in 2002, the program has grown from 10 locations to 35.
SaskEnergy Volunteer Champion Awards
The SAASE Awards program is designed to recognize annually the achievements of individuals and organizations in the Saskatchewan fairs and exhibitions industry. SaskEnergy supports the Volunteer Champions Awards program, and SAASE would like to thank them for their continued commitment to the volunteers of Saskatchewan. This year’s awards will take place on February 28 in Moose Jaw. All members of SAASE share a responsibility to participate in the nomination and selection process. All members of SAASE are eligible to nominate and to receive awards. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our industry – the SaskEnergy Volunteer Champion Awards give us an opportunity to recognize those individuals who have done so much to make not only our Agricultural Societies better, but to also make our communities and province a better place to live.