Support program for agricultural fairs renewed until 2024

Support program for agricultural fairs renewed until 2024
Cookshire Fair 2019 (Photo : Record Archives)

Record Staff

The agricultural exhibition support program will be renewed until 2024. With an envelope of $7 million dollars, the objective of the program is to promote Quebec agriculture and agri-food to the public through the various agricultural exhibitions in different regions of Quebec.
André Lamontagne, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, made the announcement yesterday.
“Again this year, the pandemic brings many challenges. Agricultural exhibitions that usually attract thousands of visitors each summer will have to reinvent themselves by adapting their event to public health guidelines. I wish to congratulate the organizers for their commitment and determination in the face of this situation,” Lamontagne said in a press release.
Some 30 events will benefit from the program to bring the agricultural sector closer to the consumer, encourage local purchasing and strengthen the sense of pride and belonging to the agricultural community by showcasing its culinary heritage, resources and local products.
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