To kick off this year’s Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM), Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced $415,000 in support for Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C). CALM, celebrated annually in March, encourages students to learn about and celebrate Canada’s incredible agriculture and food story. In celebration of CALM, AITC-C is hosting… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), along with its 10 provincial members, has launched a teaching guide with interactive resources for “Guardians of the Grasslands,” a documentary that explores the role that cattle play in the survival of Canada’s grasslands ecosystem. Guardians of the Grasslands in the Classroom will complement the 12-minute documentary through viewing and reflection questions,… Read More

The Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes contributors to agriculture from all different backgrounds. After all, it takes all kinds to make this industry successful, including educating children about agriculture. Recent inductee Johanne Ross, executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada, joined Shaun Haney on RealAg Radio to talk about her career at AITC… Read More

The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame has announced its slate of inductees for 2021. The prestigious list features Gordon Bacon, Dr. Don Buckingham, Stan Eby, Johanne Ross, and Dr. Phil Williams. “This year’s inductees have all had a major impact on Canadian agriculture – elevating the profile of Canada’s pulse sector, leading Canada’s beef sector… Read More

The government of Manitoba and the Manitoba 4-H Council have selected Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba (AITC-M) as the first recipient of a new grant program. The Alexander Cherban Agriculture Industry Development Program was launched by the Manitoba government in 2020 to support activities that strengthen industry development and leadership in the agriculture and food… Read More

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada’s (AITC-C) Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM). Among the many initiatives AITC-C does throughout the year, Johanne Ross, executive director of AITC-C, says this one is really special, as it was something that originally started out as only a week. “It’s anything but calm! It’s… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is set to receive a major programming boost via the federal government. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced today that Agriculture in the Classroom Canada has been approved for up to $1.6 million in funding for its programming. The funding is through the AgriCompetitiveness Program, and will… Read More

Canadian teachers will have access to a new resource developed by Farm & Food Care (FFC) and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C). The Real Dirt on Farming in the Classroom (RDOF) was produced by AITC-C, working in collaboration with FFC, and will be distributed virtually with the help of AITC-C’s provincial agriculture in the classroom organizations. Teachers will… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) and its ten provincial member organizations, has established a board advisory committee to offer insight and expertise as AITC-C continues to strive towards its strategic goals. “We are so excited to welcome these agriculture education champions from a diverse cross section of Canadian agriculture,” says Johanne Ross, executive director… Read More

The government of Canada, and the Manitoba provincial government, are providing support to Agriculture in the Classroom — Manitoba (AITC-M), to adjust its educational and outreach resources. The funding, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will help with an increased demand for digital, online, and adapted in-person resources. Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and its ten provincial member organizations provided agriculture education programming for over 2.1 million students across Canada in 2019, according the organization’s annual impact report shared during AITC’s annual general meeting last week. “It was a monumental year for Ag in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) with our student reach up… Read More

Starting next year, G3 will help six high school students with their post-secondary tuition with the . G3 Grow Beyond scholarship. The scholarship is in partnership with Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) to support students headed to their first-year college or university. “AITC-C is thrilled to be collaborating with G3 to bring this amazing… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is about to launch one of three pilot projects to “engAGe” youth in three cities across the country. Through its thinkAG initiative, AITC-C staff and volunteers will be visiting high schools in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal this fall and winter to promote careers within Canada’s agri-food sector. “Although agriculture… Read More

 

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