RM delegates from around the province are in Regina for their Annual Convention and Trade Show.

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities event gets underway today and wraps up on Friday.

Today delegates will hear from Merle Massie a historian, writer, editor and farmer talking about her work and efforts in Preserving Saskatchewan Stories, also addressing the group will be NDP Opposition Leader Carla Beck, and  Conservative MP Jeremy Patzer.

There's also presentations on sustaining and growing communities - Tackling the Elephant in the Room - with Lorri Matthewson, and Violence in the Workplace before delegates move into dialogue sessions with Provincial Ministers. 

SARM President Ray Orb says this year they have the Minister of Government Relations, Minister of Environmental Minister of Agriculture Health Minister,  the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health and the Minister of Highways.

Another important part of the agenda is always the resolution discussions which takes place Thursday morning covering a wide range of issues.

He says one of those resolutions is sponsored by 30 RM's and focuses on carbon dioxide and net zero policies and the need to raise awareness to the unfair and potential downfalls affecting agricultural producers.

"We know that you know, carbon dioxide is actually a a building block. That's true of life. And so the federal government, you know, has come out with their own policy on net 0 emissions. And we do not, we do not agree with this, however.  The federal government has put this into a policy and regulations, of course, that go with that. "

Orb adds its a big day on Thursday as they also welcome Premier Scott Moe who will be addressing delegates in the afternoon before moving into the Bear Pit session with the cabinet ministers.

SARM's Annual  Convention and Trade Show wrap up on Friday.