Brandon, MB. – The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba is excited to announce the return of Moo Mania as well as Ewe Mania
this fall, in preparation for Manitoba AG EX.
Moo Mania is an event at Manitoba AG EX that offers hands-on educational opportunities for grades 3, 4, and 5 students to
experience livestock, learn where their food comes from as well as healthy environmental practices.
Manitoba AG EX, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and will be hosting five national shows.
Ewe Mania meanwhile is returning this year, showcasing sheep in agriculture, after proving to be a popular attraction in 2022.
“I love going to schools to educate the students,” says Kristen Laing Breemersch, the program’s key instructor. “Bringing
rural farm life to urban communities is what Moo Mania is all about.”
Meanwhile, she will be hosting a full day of Ag Education programs at AG EX on Wednesday, October 25th, with Moo Mania
in the morning and Ewe Mania being offered during the afternoon. With close to sixty exhibitors are expected to attend this year’s
Tradeshow, students will have the opportunity to walk around and connect with different sectors of agriculture.
Moo Mania has 6 fun-filled educational sessions about beef cattle. During the student’s time at Moo Mania, not only will they
learn about beef but also be able to be up close and personal beside an animal. All students will get a hands-on experience to
see where their beef comes from and how beef farming helps the ecosystems and wetlands. At the end of the sessions, you will
go on a barn tour and take part in a mock auction sale where every class will be able to bid against each other to “purchase”
their favorite animal with Moo Bucks!
“One of the cornerstones and mandate of the Provincial Exhibition is to educate and to bring awareness about agriculture,” she
added. “These programs have proven to be a vital part of that mission for more than ten years.”
Ewe Mania looks at many similar areas and benefits to the ecosystems and wetlands with weed control as well as different
sectors of farming. Not only will students have the opportunity of a minimum of 7 educational sessions, they will learn about
many aspects of the sheep industry, the history and heritage of livestock, sheep shearing, and benefits of wool, but also how stock dogs
have a significant role in herding and acting as one of the farm hands.
“It’s a great program,” says Exhibition General Manager Mark Humphries. “Getting the opportunity to visit the different
schools before AG EX and offer a competition to various classrooms has proven to be a big hit in the past and I expect that will
continue this year.”
Classrooms interested in participating are encouraged to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to register is
Wednesday, October 4th.
Moo Mania is proudly supported by Farm Credit Canada, Recycle Everywhere and Canad Inns.
For more information, contact:
Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba