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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.

Follow the Farmers

Virtual Farm Tours

Join us for the third season of our Follow the Farmers virtual farm tour program!

This program is designed to connect best to grades 3, 4, and 5 curriculum.

Register ONCE to receive ongoing updates and FREE access to: 

  • links to attend 3 livestream events offered throughout the year that will include a farm tour and a live Q&A with the farmer
  • access to livestream event and farm tour recordings
  • classroom activities linked to grade 3, 4, and 5 curriculum to extend students’ learning  

New to AITC-M programs?  You will first need to make a profile before registering for any of our programs. Go to aitcdashboard.ca, create your profile and save your login information for future use. Now you're all set to register to participate in our programs!

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Topics & Event Dates (2023-24)

Event 1: Follow the Turkey Farmer

Quentin_Theresa_Wiebe_CircleJoin us as we tour Quentin and Theresa Wiebe's turkey farm, Timberline Farms, located just north of Winnipeg. Students will get to look behind the barn doors and learn:

  • About the food, water, and shelter that turkeys need to grow so they can provide healthy meat for our tables
  • The technology Quentin and Theresa use to create a habitat that meets the needs of the turkeys
  • How Quentin and Theresa care for their flock at each life stage to keep turkeys healthy and comfortable
  • The nutrition that turkey provides for us

Then, extend the learning in your classroom by having students work through a Canada Food Guide activity 'Turkey's Place on Your Plate', where they will learn about the Eat Well plate and how they can put together nutritious meals that include turkey as their protein.

Livestream Event Date
November 3, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. 

Classroom Resources

Grades 4 & 5 Health, Science and Food Nutrition

  • Turkey's Place on Your Plate – Teacher Guide
  • Turkey's Place on Your Plate – Student Activity

Follow the Turkey Farmer is supported by Manitoba Turkey Producers.


Event 2: Follow the Soybean Farmer 

Lyle_Peters_CircleLyle Peters is excited to welcome you to his farm, Henervic Farms, out near Hanover, Manitoba! Students will learn all about soybeans, including planting, crop care, harvest, and the nutrition soybeans provide.

Then, extend the learning in your classroom with our soybean classroom resource! Details to come.

Livestream Event Date
Friday, March 8, 2024 @ 1:30PM

Classroom Resources

Grade 5 Science & English Language Arts

  • From Soybeans to Plastic - Teacher Guide 
  • Lesson 1- Producing Bioplastic Using Soybean Oil - Teacher Led Activity with Student Observations Worksheet
  • Lesson 2 - Plastics: The Good, The Bad, and The Future - Student Reading Sheet paired with 'Test Your Understanding' Worksheet

Follow the Soybean Farmer is supported by Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers.


Event 3: Follow the Potato Farmer

Wayne_Hespeler_CircleWe are taking students out to southern Manitoba to Hespler Farms! Farmer Wayne will teach students how he plants and cares for his potato crop and why potatoes are such a unique crop to grow!

Then, extend the learning in your classroom with our potato classroom resource! Details to come.

Livestream Event Date
Spring 2024

Classroom Resources

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Follow the Potato Farmer is supported by Peak of the Market.

Contact Information

Larissa Peitsch
Program Manager
larissa@aitc.mb.ca
204-979-6384

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Program
Science Health Career Development Human Ecology / Food and Nutrition

Virtual Farm Tours made possible by the generous support of

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