August 29, 2020
This event is open only to members of the Manitoba Agricultural Museum.
Join us August 29, 2020 when we will celebrate Western Canada’s Heritage Harvest with vintage combines to harvest our wheat crop!
Since 2017 the museum and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) have jointly fundraised through the Heritage Harvest Growing Project. Using a 65-acre field owned by the museum, a CFGB committee farms the land with proceeds from the crop shared between the organizations.
All funds raised are stretched by government programs. The federal government stretches funds provided to CFGB up to 4:1 basis and the Manitoba Government stretches museum funds on a 2:1 basis through the Heritage Trust Program.
In the last three years, over $195,000 has been raised to support these groups.
Without the support of corporate partners and local volunteers, we could not provide this level of support to our parent organizations. Thank you to the following organizations for their support:
Here are photographs of swathing in preparation for the 1920 Heritage Harvest: