The 2021 Crops of Parkland Tour has been Launched by Tourism Yorkton.

Tourists and residents can now visit the Crops of Parkland Tour in Yorkton.

Executive Director of Tourism Yorkton Randy Goulden notes that visitors can see several crops that are grown in the Parkland region.

“Some of the very familiar ones you’ll see are the canola, the wheat, the oats, but you’ll see canary seed, you’ll see corn, you’ll see all the lentils and even some potatoes,” Goulden noted. “If you come down in the next week or so, you’re actually going to be able to pick some peas and eat some really great peas.”

A new display of live grain is also located at Yorkton’s Brick Mill, where visitors can see the development of milling wheat from ancient Egypt to today.

“It’s a great learning experience and it also helps our visitors get to all parts of our city.” Goulden added.

Goulden also states that an exhibit like this is important for tourism in the city.

“When visitors are stopping here and they take the tour…that could be an hour, that could be two hours, that could be three hours so that might extend their visit. They may have an extra meal, they may have an overnight (stay), and it also helps with people coming back for the second time and telling family and friends all about it.”

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