Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson took part in the event over the weekend in the Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit in South Carolina.

The event gave state and provincial leaders an opportunity to discuss agricultural issues and trends like food security and climate change.

Johnson says the government continues to advocate for producers and industries, and has positioned the province as a world agriculture leader. 

"Manitoba is always developing creative solutions to agricultural issues, which I was happy to showcase at the summit to my colleagues."

He sites initiatives like the Manitoba Protein Advantage Strategy, the Water Management Strategy and the review of the Agricultural Crown Lands Program which demonstrate the government’s focus on driving agricultural innovation and research forward.

More information on Manitoba Agriculture’s research and innovation efforts is available at