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Our Story

Imagine a future where all Manitobans are connected to agriculture

Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba (AITC-M) envisions a future where:

  • Every student knows where and how their food is grown
  • Every educator has the tools to inspire tomorrow's innovators, consumers and decision-makers
  • Every Manitoban understands the issues and challenges our province's largest industry faces in its efforts to nourish the world safely and sustainably

We are a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to developing curriculum-linked programs, resources and activities for educators and students to learn more about the importance of agriculture in Manitoba.

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Our Mission

We inspire educators to promote agriculture literacy for a sustainable future.

Our Vision

Every Manitoba student will be agriculturally-literate when they graduate high school.

Our Values

Quality, Resourcefulness, Relationships, Passion, Fun, Learning

Our Approach

We follow the ABCs

We strive to be ACCURATE, BALANCED and CURRENT in everything we do. This allows students to develop critical-thinking skills related to agriculture, food, fibre, bio-products and life sciences.

We offer customized, curriculum-linked programs and resources

We offer a variety of programming designed to create links between agriculture and Manitoba curriculum.

We foster agricultural literacy

An agriculturally literate citizen understands where their food comes from, the important role agriculture plays in their everyday lives, and the relationship between agriculture and:

  1. The environment
  2. Food, fibre and energy
  3. Animals
  4. Lifestyle
  5. Technology
  6. The economy

We call these the Six Pillars of Agricultural Literacy. These Pillars guide our program and resource offerings for every grade level, help us measure our success, and coordinate our efforts with teachers and industry partners.

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Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada

AITC-M is a proud member of Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada

Our Impact

Agriculture in the Classroom–Manitoba (AITC-M) has been operating since 1988.

In 2021 we reached a record number of teachers, students and schools!

56,491 Students

416 Schools

1,126 Teachers

38 New Curriculum-Linked Resources & Activities

7,725 Resource Downloads