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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March proclaimed Rural Women's month in Saskatchewan

March proclaimed Rural Women's month in Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed the month of March as Rural Women's Month in Saskatchewan.

"The contributions of Saskatchewan's rural women have played a vital role in placing our province as a global leader in agriculture," Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said.  "I am pleased to see more women getting involved and taking leadership roles within the agriculture industry.  Women will be key contributors to our industry's continued success as we prepare to meet the growing global demand for food."

Nearly one quarter of farm operators in Saskatchewan are women.  Rural Women's Month is a time to recognize these women and the valuable contributions they make in their communities and on their farms.

"Rural Women's Month is an opportunity to recognize the multiple roles that rural women play that are key to maintaining our farms, our families and our communities," Social Services Minister and Minister responsible for the Status of Women June Draude said.  "They are small business owners, agrologists, health care providers, teachers, caregivers, mentors and community leaders ensuring that our province continues to be the best place to live and work and to raise a family."