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

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

Former Agriculture and Agri-food Minister Lawrence MacAulay was on hand to announce $1.5 million from the federal government to go towards Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C). The money comes from two programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). “Agriculture in the Classroom helps raise awareness and educate young Canadians on the role of our… Read More

Tuesday’s RealAg Radio show is in Ottawa, Ont. for day two of the Canadian Seed Trade Association’s semi-annual meeting.  Today’s show sponsor is Fortenza seed treatment that’s powered by Syngenta. News with Guse is back, and host, Shaun Haney along with Jessika Guse tackle the top ag news stories of the day. Guests on the show… Read More

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

 

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