Agriculture in the Classroom

Farmers, Food and Fun

(Brandon, MB January 14, 2010) – The largest indoor agriculture show in Canada is coming to the Keystone Centre in Brandon; January 19th to 21st. This year marks the 33rd year of Manitoba Ag Days and Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba (AITC-M) is ready to help celebrate with food and fun.

Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba (AITC-M) along with Manitoba Ag Days will be hosting their annual kick-off breakfast starting at 7:30am on Tuesday, January 19th at the Roadhouse in the Canad Inns. All donations collected at the door will go to AITC-M, helping the organization to continue to offer hands-on, experiential, agricultural based learning opportunities for students across the province. Breakfast is open to anyone who likes to start their morning off right with a good breakfast!

AITC-M also has over 600 students from all across Manitoba coming to Manitoba Ag Days to take part in its Amazing Agriculture Race. AITC-M Executive Director; Johanne Ross states; “We are thrilled to partner with MB Ag Days once again, for our 11th year of school tours at the event.” Students will start the morning off by gaining some knowledge about agriculture through an interactive workshop. Then they will make their way over to the displays at the Keystone Centre and the Amazing Agriculture Race will begin. “Students will have to use a map of the grounds to navigate their way through the hundreds of agricultural displays at Manitoba Ag Days to find the answers to questions they will be given at each stop,” noted Ross. The race also will include “road blocks” where the students will have to complete a task before they are able to move on. The groups that get the farthest in the race will have their school entered to win a famous AITC-M Made in Manitoba Breakfast for their whole school.

Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba is a non-profit organization supported by individuals and the agriculture industry. It’s 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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Media are invited to attend these events. Please contact us to make arrangements.
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