Programs & Events
Bringing Agriculture Awareness to Manitoba's Classrooms
Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba has many interactive and hands-on learning opportunities for teachers and students including:
Elementary Teachers - The Amazing Agriculture Adventure (AAA) is an interactive learning experience for Grade 4 and Grade 5 students. It is held annually in Brandon in June and in Winnipeg in September and held biannually in Russell in April. AAA brings many parts of curriculum to life by providing students with hands-on experiences at 16 to 18 interactive stations about Manitoba agriculture. The lunch hour includes a live cookie auction that shows students how a real country auction works!
Volunteers - Come be an agriculture ambassador and join the adventure!
Elementary and High School Teachers - Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) is a classroom program that encourages children to learn about and celebrate agriculture in various ways, including reading books about farming, watching videos, meeting with farmers and other agricultural representatives and participating in a hands-on agriculture activity. The high-school component includes a live-stream event on "Trashing Food Waste with Technology."
Volunteers - Come be an agriculture ambassador in the classroom.
MIDDLE & SENIOR TEACHERS. The Discover Ag in the City event happens in March each year at the Forks Market. Agriculture in the Classroom - MB (AITC-M) holds a variety of student events during Discover Ag in the City. Youth ages 11-15 are invited to take part in the AITC-M Speaking of Agriculture competition for a chance to win $100 and a trip to speak at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair. Other student acitivities include a Made in Manitoba Breakfast and the Ag in the City Adventure. Everyone is invited to visit our AITC-M booth.Read More
High School Teachers - GEN AG gives students the opportunity to explore different agriculture careers and create a marketing plan to encourage urban students to consider a career in agriculture. Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba, industry professionals and FCC with help guide students from beginning to end.Read More
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS - Held concurrently with the World Food Prize and the Borlaug Dialogues symposium, the Global Youth Institute gives high school students and teachers the opportunity to meet with their peers from around the world and gain insights into the challenges and opportunities for agriculture in different countries. Manitoba has been invited to select two exceptional high school students along with their teachers, to represent Canada again this year at the Global Youth Institute in October 19 to 21, 2017.Read More
ALL TEACHERS - Little Green Thumbs is an intensive indoor gardening program that can complement curriculum at any level. Here is an opportunity to have your students grow their own food right in their classroom giving them a hands-on experience of agriculture, the food system and where their food comes from.Read More
ALL TEACHERS - The Made in Manitoba Breakfast (MIMB) program travels across Manitoba feeding breakfast to students and connecting them to where that food comes from. Students enjoy a Made in Manitoba Breakfast served by local agricultural producers. Before breakfast, students take part in an educational presentation where they explore the agricultural industry and discover where their food comes from. VOLUNTEERS - Come be an Agriculture Ambassador and nourish tummies and minds.Read More
Middle Years Teachers - The Manitoba Ag Days Adventure provides Grade 7 and 8 students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of science, social studies, careers and agriculture through interactive agriculture activities offered each day at MB Ag Days held in January each year at the Keystone Centre in Brandon.Read More