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Agriculture in every classroom,
inspiring every student! 

Who we are

Leaders in agriculture education.

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is the national voice for agriculture education in Canada. Alongside our AITC member organizations, we are driven by a passion for the agriculture and food sector and lifelong learning. Together, we are committed to engaging Canadian students and educators to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of agriculture and food. Transparency, integrity, empowerment, inclusiveness and collaboration firmly ground us in everything we do.

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What we do

We cultivate meaningful connections to agriculture and food for students and educators.

As a charitable organization, we operate from coast to coast with our ten provincial AITC members to deliver accurate, balanced, and current curriculum-linked agri-food resources, programs, and initiatives that are based on science. Through inquiry-based learning, we encourage students and educators to be curious, critical thinkers. By offering dynamic and unique outreach opportunities to connect with Canadians who make their living in agri-food, we bring students up close and personal with Canada's agriculture and food story.

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More National Highlights

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Bayer supports AITC-C in national 'Business of Food' expansion

AITC-C is set to expand The Business of Food (BOF) program nationally, thanks to a $450,000 multi-year partnership from Bayer Crop Science Canada. BOF is a comprehensive e-learning platform aimed at bringing knowledge about food and agriculture to education professionals.

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thinkAG.ca is LIVE!

The NEW thinkAG website is a one-stop shop for learning resources & experiences to ignite interest in agriculture and food career journeys for students in Grades 5-12. Offering insight as to jobs tailored to their interests and personalities, this site will help them find their purpose-driven career.

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Agriculture in the Classroom Canada Receives $1.6 million From AAFC

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced Agriculture in the Classroom Canada has been approved for up to $1.6 million over two years under the AgriCompetitiveness Program. The announcement marked the launch of one of AITC-C's flagship initiatives, Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM), which is now in its tenth year.

Provincial Highlights

Field to Fork Challenge

British Columbia

The 2021 Field to Fork Challenge is on! BC youth are invited to enter a recipe and demo video featuring locally-grown ingredients for a chance to: (1) Win prizes (totalling $6,400), (2) get a recipe published, and (3) attend a virtual cook-along event to learn about food and agriculture from experts in the field! Entry deadline for grade 4-12 students: September 30, 2021.

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Tour a Manitoba Chicken Farm with AITC-MB!

Manitoba

Join AITC-MB from home or from your classroom for a virtual field trip to a Manitoba chicken farm! On June 15, students will discover what's behind the barn door through a fun and educational tour and in-class activity.

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Order your Saskatchewan Seed Kit Now!

Saskatchewan

Discover AITC-SK's Seed Kit, your students will LOVE it! Your Saskatchewan Seed Kit comes complete with 5 sets of 13 seed samples of Saskatchewan's most commonly grown crops and suggested activities to engage your students in learning about crop production in Saskatchewan.

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Spring Seeding Youth Drawing Contest

Alberta

Spring seeding is underway, so let your imagination run wild and draw the garden of your dreams! One lucky winner will receive a Mystery Prize Box and be featured in the next issue of Sprout magazine! All entries will be showcased on Ag for Life’s website and social media channels.

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Watch Télé-O-Champ!

Quebec

Discover fun educational in class activities with Ecole-O-Champ! Want to teach your students about where their food comes from but don’t know where to start? Watch the four Télé-O-Champ! From seeds to the garden, they’ll learn how to grow plants and which parts they’re eating in a fun and interactive way - they might even be able to taste the vegetables and sprouts they grew!

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Virtual Flower Farm Field Trip - May 26

Ontario

Join AgScape on May 25 at 1:30 p.m. for a virtual field trip to a flower greenhouse, where you will meet Arielle and Ralph. This event, ideal for grades K-5, will show you a slice of life on a 40-acres cut flower greenhouse from seed to shipping!

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Wanting to learn more about agriculture?

What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chickens or cattle raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector.

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Our Foundational Partners

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Partner with us

If you want to inspire the next generation to care about the food they eat, where it comes from, and how it got on their plates, we would be proud to partner with you.