Tag: Ag in the Classroom

Federal gov’t backs Ag in the Classroom with $568,000 one-year commitment

This article was updated June 13 with comments and an interview with Johanne Ross, executive director of Ag in the Classroom Canada. The federal government is contributing more than half a million dollars to Agriculture in the Classroom Canada to bring lessons about the agriculture and the career opportunities in the sector into schools. Agriculture… Read more »

Ag in the Classroom Learns From Activist Attention

Activist attention coinciding with the launch of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month has served as a “wake-up call” for Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada and its partners. Several anti-GMO activist organizations, including the Canadian Biotech Action Network, Kids Right to Know and the Council of Canadians, sent a letter to education ministers across the country asking them… Read more »

Activist Groups Targeting Ag in the Classroom and Ag Literacy Month Content

Several activist organizations have set their sights on Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada and the organization’s programming for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Rachel Parent’s Kids Right to Know, the Council of Canadians, and Earth Action PEI have written a letter to education ministers across the country asking them to remove Ag… Read more »

SaskCanola Boosting Support for Ag in the Classroom

SaskCanola has announced it is more than doubling its financial support for Saskatchewan’s Agriculture in the Classroom program. The grower organization has decided to contribute $50,000 annually to AITC-SK, up from $20,000 previously. “Agriculture education is more important than ever as social licence is a growing issue. As the consuming public becomes increasingly skeptical, the… Read more »

National Ag in the Classroom Organization Established

A national organization focused on improving agricultural awareness in schools was formally launched on Monday, as Agriculture in the Classroom Canada held its first annual general meeting in Saskatoon. AITC Canada will provide a forum for provincial and territorial ag literacy organizations to work together, explained Johanne Ross, chair of AITC Canada and executive director of Agriculture in… Read more »

Bringing Ag Into the Classroom — Ag Literacy Week and the Challenges Faced by Farmers Around the World

Farmers and others involved in Canadian agriculture visited more than 500 classrooms across the country this past week during the fourth annual Canadian Ag Literacy Week. Led by Agriculture in the Classroom, with support from Farm Credit Canada, the program is designed to encourage grade 3 to 6 students to learn about agriculture through reading books, watching videos and meeting… Read more »

Ag Literacy Starts in the Home Room

It’s March and I can almost taste spring. Certainly the thermometer around here isn’t part of that – but the slightly longer days and that first day of spring marked on the calendar for later this month – has me longing for it. Dream with me of those warm spring nights in the field filling… Read more »

It’s Your Future, Make Agriculture Your Career

Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba Inc has produced a new video that showcases the depth and scope that a career in agriculture holds for young students. At RealAgriculture.com we encourage you to share this video with all your friends, family and especially your child’s teachers. We need all teachers to make sure that agriculture… Read more »

Who needs Luke Skywalker to fight the Death Star when you have farmers as warriors?

If you’re among the many – including all the finalists in this year’s Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition – who believe a better understanding of modern farming should begin early and formally in schools, take heart. In early December, just prior to the Grow Canada meetings in Calgary, final steps will be taken to… Read more »