AITC Manitoba
Seed vials

Support the Manitoba Seed Kit

We need your help to seed the future of ag literacy

Food connects us all to agriculture.

Now more than ever, our young people deserve to know where their food comes from.

But as you know, the world is full of false or misleading information – especially when it comes to our food. Parents don’t always have answers. Teachers don’t always have the resources they need. And while agriculture connects us all, too many of us are disconnected from those who are producing our food.

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Why?

When people understand where their food comes from, they trust where their food comes from, and in turn make choices that support producers. They will be better informed of issues that affect the sector and see just how deeply agriculture touches their lives. The Manitoba Seed Kit will:

  • Increase public awareness of the important role of agriculture in Manitoba’s economy
  • Build public trust for agriculture production and processing activities
  • Support agriculture development opportunities, such as skills development and promotion of career opportunities in the agriculture and agri-food industries.
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What is it?

The new Manitoba Seed Kit will contain the seeds of 15 Manitoba fibre, forage, food and feed crops of provincial and/or national importance.

Students and teachers will learn to recognize the crops, where they are grown, and processed in Manitoba, what they are used for, together with their nutritional properties, and their economic importance. The Seed Kit, available in French and English, will include a classroom book, a Teacher’s Guide and several classroom activities. 

For who?

The Manitoba Seed Kit Teacher’s Guide and classroom activities will contain curriculum connections for students in grades 3-6. With your help, we can reach close to 20,000 students in the first year alone. The kit will then be used year after year, exponentially increasing its reach. 

When?

The kit will first be distributed to grade 3-6 teachers who register for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month in March 2022. Following CALM, kits will be available to order on our website.

Student looking at seeds

How you can help

If you want to help bring Seed Kits to classrooms across the province this school year, here’s how:

Become a Donor

Every dollar helps towards bringing kits to students who are hungry to learn about how their food is grown. 

Become a Sponsor

Foundational sponsorship opportunities for the Seed Kit start at $10,000.

Please contact Sue Clayton at sue@aitc.mb.ca or 204-781-1215 to talk about becoming a partner in agriculture literacy in Manitoba. 

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Become A Part Of A Dynamic Organization.

  • Recognition in AITC-M publications and at our events
  • Opportunities for Board of Directors positions
  • Opportunities to participate in members-only events
  • Voting privileges at our AGM
  • Charitable tax receipts