There was a lot of interest during opening night for the latest display at the Swift Current Museum.

The display which is open now til the end of March and focuses on the history and work being done at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Swift Current Research and Development Centre.

Stephanie Kaduck is the Education and Public Programs Co-ordinator with the Swift Current Museum.

"Half of the durham in Italy is from this region," said Stephanie Kaduck, education and public programs co-ordinator with the Swift Current Museum. "They're not only feeding us, they're feeding the world with the developments, and then going into specialty crops as well exploring healthy forage is important for ranchers."

The Swift Current Research and Development Centre has been instrumental in bringing farmers over 70 new and improved crop varieties as well as advancements in farming practices since it planted the first crop back in 1921.

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