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

4-H Canada and BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) have announced their renewed partnership — effective from 2021 to 2023 —which is designed to help youth leaders advocate for important issues and make positive contributions to their communities. The partnership will see BASF continue as the lead partner of 4-H Canada’s Community Engagement & Communications Pillar… 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

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) announced an investment Friday into a program that will introduce youth in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to the career opportunities available to them in the plant-protein, agri-food, and digital agriculture sectors. As part of a $2 million co-investment with the Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI), national STEM outreach charity… Read More

December is often a time for reflection of the past year; then January rolls around, and our focus shifts to the upcoming 12 months. For us farmers, it means planning for the growing season. However, we belong to an industry that has so many moving parts and, after all, we all have different  goals for… Read More

Speak up and speak positively about not just agriculture, but also about the potential for careers in agriculture, and we’ll see more people take an interest, says young farmer and agriculture advocate Emmett Sawyer, of Acme, Alta. In this LIVE! Q&A host Kara Oosterhuis and Sawyer unpack some of what is happening (slight pandemic interruptions… Read More

How do we recruit the next generation of agriculture employees? Reaching out and attracting new generations and talent into agriculture may be the next challenge facing our industry. Furthermore, as our society has evolved over the years, it seems that each new generation is further removed from agriculture. To explain some strategies to attract these… Read More

Claire Coombs’ first agronomy love might be soil, but teaching and extension work are likely a close second. Coombs is currently teaching at Algonquin College at Perth, Ont., in the Business Agriculture diploma program. Since March, it’s been an adventure in adaptability, as programs shifted from in-person to online nearly overnight. That change alone would… Read More

 

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