Agriculture in the Classroom

Programs & Events

Bringing Agriculture Awareness to Manitoba's Classrooms

AITC-M has many interactive and hands-on learning opportunities for teachers and students including:

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Amazing Agriculture Adventure

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!

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Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (March 2018)

Elementary Teachers - Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) is a province-wide classroom program that encourages children to learn about and celebrate agriculture in various ways. Students and teachers will get to meet a local farmer or other agricultural representative, participate in a hands-on agriculture activity and receive an agriculture-themed book.


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High School Teachers - In small groups, students work as marketing agencies to develop and implement a creative marketing idea that promotes ag-sector careers to students in their school. Groups will create and submit a Success Story Portfolio, showcasing the effectiveness of their marketing idea. The top three groups in each province will advance to the provincial final.

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Global Youth Institute

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 on October 17 to 20, 2018.

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Little Green Thumbs

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.

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Made in Manitoba Breakfast Program

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.

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Manitoba Ag Days Adventure

Middle Years Teachers - The Manitoba Ag Days Adventure provides Grade 7 and Grade 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 Manitoba Ag Days held in January each year at the Keystone Centre in Brandon.

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Upcoming Events

March 2018

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM)

Date: During the month of March
Province Wide


April 2018

Amazing Agriculture Adventure - Russell

Dates: April 10, 2018
Location: Russell Multiplex in Russell, Manitoba.

June 2018

Amazing Agriculture Adventure - Brandon

Dates: June 5 and 6, 2018
Location: Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba

September 2018

Amazing Agriculture Adventure - Winnipeg

Dates: September 18-20, 2018
Location: Richardson International's Kelburn Farm and The U of M's Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre and Glenlea Research Station

October 2018

Global Youth Institute

Dates: October 17-20, 2018
Location: Des Moine, Iowa

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