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Programs & Field Trips

Our flagship programs and field trips for teachers and students turn agriculture education into a hands-on adventure.

The Great Canadian Farm Tour / la Grande Tournée des Fermes Canadiennes

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Season 3 is here!

Join Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and our provincial member organizations on the Great Canadian Farm Tour / la Grande Tournée des Fermes Canadiennes! Bring your class on 10 virtual LIVE farm tours across Canada from mid-April to late May. All grade levels and learning centres are welcome to participate, however, the tours are targeted at Grades 1-6.

Come along as we…

LEARN about Canada’s exciting agriculture and food story! CONNECT and interact virtually with real farmers on their OWN farms, and EXPERIENCE what it’s like on a real farm in your home province!

This unique learning opportunity will inspire your students, ignite their curiosity and teach them about the important role agriculture plays in their lives, EVERYDAY!

Who: All grades welcome, but program is targeted for Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 students
When: April 11 - May 30, 2024
Where: Your classroom
How: Teachers can register for as many virtual tours as they like.
Time: 60 minutes
Cost: Free
Registration: Open!

Learn about Cricket Farming in Manitoba on May 30

Join us for Manitoba's leg of the Great Canadian Farm Tour at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30! We're headed to Ryan Steppler's farm to learn about cricket farming.

Born and raised on a mixed farm, Ryan always appreciated and valued agriculture and the importance of growing and raising food. After teaching middle school for 10 years, he decided to make a full time return to the farm and found a unique way to diversify his already-existing grain farm. The cricket farm started as a basement project of 200 crickets in hydroponics tents and has now turned into a productive operation with millions of crickets. We've discovered that crickets are extremely nutrient dense, can be added to many of the snacks and meals you’re already baking AND taste good. It didn't take long to get over the “ick factor” once we realized the nutritional value of these little guys and that our family’s diet has improved just by adding a bit of cricket powder to our meals. 

National Farm Tour Schedule

April 11 - Alpacas in Ontario with AgScape
April 17 - Vertical Farming in B.C. with BCAITC
April 18 - Floral Greenhouse in Nova Scotia with AITCNS
April 24 - Beef and Potatoes in Alberta with Agriculture for Life
May 1 - Greenhouse Strawberries and Tomatoes in Quebec with École-O-Champ
May 9 - Wild Blueberries in New Brunswick with AITCNB
May 15 - Dairy Farming in Newfoundland and Labrador with AITCNL
May 21 - Research Farm in Saskatchewan in AITC-SK
May 30 at 10:30 a.m. - Cricket Farming in Manitoba with AITC-M
TBD - Oysters in Prince Edward Island with AITCPEI

Thank you to Presenting Partner Farm Credit Canada!

Contact Information

Larissa Peitsch
Program Manager

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