Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is extending its best wishes as Johanne Ross, founding executive director of the organization, steps back. Having spent seven years as the founding executive director, Ross was instrumental to the establishment and growth of the national organization. Her many accomplishments included raising the profile of AITC-C at the national… Read More

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

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

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

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

There was a time when agriculture was a fabric of the school curriculum in Canada. Over time with the thrust of urbanization and farmers holding a smaller percentage of the population, agricultural education has found itself outside of the curriculum. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITCC) has become the national body representing the nine provincial… 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

A week just wasn’t long enough… Six years after the launch of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week, the program has been expanded to Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month for the month of March 2017. Agriculture in the Classroom – Canada (AITC) and its partners will be delivering agriculture programming to over 800 classrooms and 30,000 students across… Read More

 

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