Tag: Johanne Ross

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 »

Ag Literacy Week Expands to Full Month of March

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 »

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 »