University News for May 1, 2012
Officials with the University of Manitoba report interest in the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre among various members of the public continues to build.
Located at the University of Manitoba's Glenlea Research Station, the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre is an outreach centre designed to provide people information about the science and technology involved in modern food production.
The highlight for the next three weeks will be the opportunity to view a group of new piglets with their mothers.
Guy Robbins, the centre's visitor services manager, says the facility has had a lot of interest.
Clip-Guy Robbins-University of Manitoba:
At the moment it's been mainly groups coming by appointment to the centre.
Anybody who has a group of ten or more can make an appointment, can come to visit the centre, we'll give them the tour and then they have a period after that where they can try out the hands-on things, watch the hogs through the windows, do some activities as well.
We do a lot of activities for people.
That's been very popular with school programs, also with seniors, with 4-H, all sorts of youth groups and we've also been having a lot of interest from agricultural industry itself, a lot of people coming for tours as well.
Also a lot of people have been holding meetings in the centre.
They find, if they're doing an agricultural theme or from an agricultural group, it's good for them to come to the centre.
They can have their meeting and then they can also see the piglets and see the other hands-on things that we have.
Robbins notes the goal is to build up gradually to about 30,000 visitors per year.
For more information on the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre or to make arrangements for a tour, visit ffdc.ca or call (204) 883-2524.
For UniversityNews.Org, I'm Bruce Cochrane.
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