Roots Of Bruce Teaches Students Where Their Food Comes From

Youngsters from Kinghurst School in Chesley at Roots of Bruce. (Photo by Kirk Scott)

Roots of Bruce Committee Chair Monica Zettel says very few youngsters come from a farming background these days, compared to generations ago.

Zettel says that’s what makes events like last week’s Roots of Bruce in Walkerton so important.

About 600 grade five and six students from across the county learned where their food comes from, the business of farming and what it takes to be a farmer at the event.

Over 20 exhibitors had displays and explained to the students all about livestock, equipment and crops at last week’s Walkerton event.


Committee Chair Monica Zettel says the students also learned about the business of farming.


Committee Chair Monica Zettel says that, compared to generations ago, very few youngsters these days come from a farming background.