Chicken farmer honoured for building public trust
By Canadian Poultry magazineNews Producers
Saskatchewan's Tiffany Martinka won the Farm & Food Care Champion Award.
Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan recently announced at their annual Cultivating Trust Conference that the winner of the 2020 Champion Award is Tiffany Martinka.
Each year, the Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan Champion Award recognizes a recipient who has engaged consumers about agriculture and worked to build public trust in Saskatchewan farming and food.
Martinka and her husband and family own and operate a grain and broiler chicken farm in northeast Saskatchewan.
She is a participant in the Chicken Farmers of Canada’s Young Farmers Program and has worked on numerous collaborations with the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan (CFS), Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan and Canadian Food Focus to provide consumers with more information on how their food is grown.
She has a strong presence on social media, where she shares openly about family life on the farm, production practises, food safety measures and the challenges of farming.
“She is a leader in our farming community,” says Kim Hill of CFS. “Through sharing her farming experiences, it has brought a face to our producers and has provided a lot of support for other farmers to share their farming stories.”
“I feel so honoured to have been selected for this award,” Martinka said in her acceptance speech. “We have such a good news story to tell in agriculture, and I feel compelled to share that story. I want to share the beauty of the family farm with everybody.”
“Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is pleased to recognize champions like Tiffany for our annual award,” says Clinton Monchuk, executive director.
“Consumers today have very few opportunities to visit farms or speak directly to farmers, and that means that the work that Tiffany does to share her story is vital to building public trust in Canadian food. We’re very proud of the amazing farmers this award recognizes.”
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