Throughout 2023, with the help of our commodity partners, we'll be taking a closer look at foundational Manitoba commodities and the people who help produce the food we eat. September 18 to 22 is Dairy Week!
Teachers, follow along on our social media for:
- Fun facts about dairy cows, milk, and their importance to Manitoba agriculture
- A profile of a Manitoba dairy producer and what they’re doing to promote environmental stewardship, feed the world, and more
- AITC-M Connections to dairy through our classroom programs and resources, and professional development opportunities for educators
Facebook – Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba
Instagram – @aitcmb
Twitter – @aitcmb
Our Dairy Week Partner
Thank you to Dairy Farmers of Manitoba for your support of Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba. Your generosity makes Dairy Week possible! Manitoba Crop Alliance for your support of Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba. Your generosity makes Dairy Week possible.
Established in 1974, Dairy Farmers of Manitoba is a non-profit organization financed by all dairy farmers in the province. They are proud to support and represent the best interests of all Manitoba dairy farmers at the provincial and national level. Being a part of the community is important to DFM, so they pride ourselves on bringing dairy farmers and Manitobans closer together. They are committed to building vibrant communities and supporting future generations.
Our dairy-themed programs and resources can help bring your curriculum to life across a range of subjects. From science, technology, and nutrition to history, careers, and the environment, there's no limit to the ways dairy can enhance your lessons.
Follow the Dairy Farmer Farm Tour
Grade 4: The Follow the Farmers virtual farm tour is now a standalone resource for your classroom! This resource includes a farm tour video, livestream Q&A recording, Kahoot and is a great companion for the Design a Dairy Cow Habitat resource.
Design a Dairy Cow Habitat
Grade 4: This worksheet will help students identify all the components of a dairy cow habitat. Students can then use their creative abilities to design a habitat that meets the needs of cows!
Healthy Food from Healthy Farms
Grades 1 to 6: Go behind the scenes of your favourite snack foods – and the people who produce them – with this video and activity set.
Got Milk? Exploring Manitoba's Dairy Industry
Grades 1, 2 & 4: Bring a Manitoba dairy farm experience to your students without leaving the classroom. This virtual field trip shows what cows need to stay safe and healthy. Reinforce the learning with worksheets, activities and a word search.
SnapAG Fact Sheets
Grades 7 to 12: Fully-referenced, bite-sized and quick read fact sheets that take students, teachers and home educators through over 70 of the most current topics in a balanced and accurate way.
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Foundations of Manitoba Agriculture
Grades K to 12: A series of interactive courses and information sheets that explore the different crops grown and animals raised in Manitoba, including wheat.
Enhance Your Curriculum: Ask a Dairy Producer
To make learning even more exciting, we're offering a chance to win a classroom prize!
If you have any questions about dairy farming, send them to us via the form linked below. We'll share your questions with real Manitoba dairy farmers and post their answers on our social media channels during commodity week. Please note that only three questions will be chosen to be answered by our DFM farmer during Dairy Week.
Contest is now closed