Agriculture in the Classroom

AITC-M Recognized with Agricultural Awareness Award

(Winnipeg, MB February 23, 2010) – The Manitoba Farm Writers and Broadcasters Association (MFWBA) selected Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba as the recipient of its first annual Agriculture Awareness Award at an awards ceremony held in Winnipeg on Thursday, February 18th, 2010.

The MFWBA award recognizes an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the public awareness and understanding of agricultural issues in Manitoba.

“Our goal with this award is to recognize the people in Manitoba who capture our imagination and interest, compelling us to learn more about agriculture’s role in our province,” stated Crystal Jorgenson, president of Manitoba Farm Writers and Broadcasters Association. “The staff and volunteers with Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba are fantastic ambassadors for agricultural awareness and I am thrilled they are the inaugural winners.”

Johanne Ross, executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba received the award of recognition by accepting a beautiful, framed blown-glass wheat art piece and a $300 cheque that will be put toward future AITC-M programming.

“Agriculture in the Classroom is encouraged and excited to receive this award in recognition of the work we do in agriculture awareness and education.” said Johanne Ross. “Our collaborative efforts with partners from across the industry make our work so successful. We would like to thank the Manitoba Farm Writers and Broadcasters Association for honoring us not only with this prestigious award, but also with their interest and coverage of our events and programs across Manitoba.”

Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba is a non-profit organization supported by individuals and the agriculture industry. Its mandate is to heighten the awareness and importance of agriculture in Manitoba schools. The organization runs several programs throughout the year including the Amazing Agriculture Adventure, the Made in MB Breakfast program, farm tours and other educational events. AITC-M also develops and distributes teacher resources to help deliver agriculture information for use within the school curriculum.

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For more information, please contact:
Johanne Ross - Executive Director
Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba Inc.
(866) 487-4029
(204) 867-0437
(cell) johanne@aitc.mb.ca