Celebrating 11 years of CALM

Experience Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

The Great Canadian Farm Tour

The Great Canadian Farm Tour

40,000 students, 2,500 teachers, over 300 contest entries and 11 virtual farm tours.

The numbers were staggering for the inaugural year of the Great Canadian Farm Tour. 

Throughout the month of March, we traveled coast-to-coast to visit farms in each province alongside our provincial member organizations. Students were able to LEARN about Canada’s exciting agriculture and food story, CONNECT and interact virtually with real farmers, and EXPERIENCE what it’s like on farms across the country.

If you missed it, don’t worry! We’ve created an online resource set that includes extension activities, and every tour in English and French!

#GCFT22Contest

During the Great Canadian Farm Tour, teachers were asked to participate in a social contest. To enter, they had to share a picture of their students learning from our farmers, using the hashtag #GCFT22Contest. We received over 300 entries!

It was difficult to narrow down the winners but here are the finalists:

Students working
Map in Classroom
Activity Booklet Student
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Students displaying the Mystery sentence

And the winner is Hillmond Central School in Saskatchewan!

CALM

About CALM

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) is an engaging experiential opportunity that encourages students from K to 12 in all 10 provinces to learn about and celebrate Canada’s incredible agriculture and food story. By connecting classrooms with farmers and people with a passion for agriculture and food, students and teachers learn firsthand about this sector through the incredible story shared by the volunteer visiting with them!

Follow CALM on social media: #CALM22 #OurFoodOurStory

The CALM program is an amazing coordination across the country that links schools with farmers. Just by showing up and smiling, a bridge has begun to be built.

Volunteer AITC-SK

Thanks to our Presenting Partners