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Experience Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

JOIN US FOR 11 LIVE FARM TOURS

The Great Canadian Farm Tour

Looking for a unique and engaging learning experience for your students?

Jump on the Great Canadian Farm Tour! Throughout the month of March, AITC-C is hosting 11 different farm tours focusing on the diversity of commodities across Canada.

Stopping in each province to co-host with our provincial member organizations, your students will 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.

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

Discover the Route

GCFT First Stop

1st Stop: Dairy

Join us for a LIVE farm tour of a dairy farm on March 1st! Your class will have the opportunity to learn about milk production, and ask your questions!

Featuring special guest hosts.

This will take place at 9:30am Saskatchewan time (CST).

Bienvenue au Quebec

2nd Stop: Maple Syrup

Join us for a LIVE farm tour of a Quebec maple syrup farm on March 1st! Your class will have the opportunity to learn about how maple syrup is made, and ask your questions! This tour is in French.

Featuring special guest hosts.

Co-hosted with Ecole-O-Champ.

This will take place at 11:30am Quebec time (EST).

Welcome to Newfoundland and Labrador

3rd Stop: Vermicomposting

Join us for a LIVE farm tour of a Newfoundland and Labrador vermicomposting farm on March 3rd! Your class will have the opportunity to learn about what vermicomposting is, and ask your questions!

Co-hosted with AITC-NL.

This will take place at 9:30am Newfoundland and Labrador Time (NST).

Welcome to BC

4th Stop: Eggs

Join us for a LIVE farm tour of a British Columbia egg farm on March 8th! Your class will have the opportunity to learn about egg production, and ask your questions!

Co-hosted with BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.

This will take place at 9:30am British Columbia time (PST).

Welcome to NS

5th Stop: Mixed Operation

Join us for a LIVE farm tour of a Nova Scotia mixed operation farm on March 11th! Your class will have the opportunity to learn about how different commodities can be farmed in unison, and ask your questions!

Co-hosted with AITC-NS.

This will take place at 9:30am Nova Scotia time (AST).

Welcome to Manitoba

6th Stop: Seeds

Join us for a LIVE farm tour of a Manitoba seed farm on March 15th! Your class will have the opportunity to learn about how seeds are produced, and ask your questions!

Co-hosted with AITC-M.

This will take place 11:00am Manitoba time (CDT).

Welcome to Alberta

7th Stop: Sugar Beets

Join us for a LIVE farm tour of an Alberta sugar beet farm on March 16th! Your class will have the opportunity to learn what sugar beets are, and ask your questions.

Co-hosted with Agriculture for Life.

This will take place 9:30am Alberta time (MST).

Welcome to Saskatchewan

8th Stop: Beef

Join us for a LIVE farm tour of a Saskatchewan beef farm on March 17th! Your class will have the opportunity to learn how a beef farm runs, and ask your questions.

Co-hosted with AITC-SK.

This will take place at 9:30am Saskachewan time (CST).

Welcome to NB

9th Stop: Eggs

Join us for a LIVE farm tour of a New Brunswick egg farm on March 22nd! Your class will have the opportunity to learn about egg production on the east coast, and ask your questions.

Co-hosted with AITC-NB.

This will take place at 9:30am New Brunswick time (AST).

Welcome to PEI

10th Stop: Pork

Join us for a LIVE farm tour of a Prince Edward Island pork farm on March 24th! Your class will have the opportunity to learn how a pork farm operates from a farmer, and ask your questions.

Co-hosted with AITC-PEI.

This will take place at 9:30am Prince Edward Island time (AST).

Welcome to Ontario

11th Stop: Aquaculture

Join us for a LIVE farm tour of an Ontario land-based aquaculture farm on March 31st! Your class will have the opportunity to learn what aquaculture is, and ask your questions.

Co-hosted with AgScape.

This will take place at 10:00am Ontario time (EST).

Activity Book

Learning Materials

Click to download all materials for the Great Canadian Farm Tour. This will include an activity book, answer key, and tour calendars broken down by province, so you know what time to watch in your time zone. There is also a teacher information page that will answer any questions you have regarding the GCFT.

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GCFT Social Media Package

Want to help us tell the world about Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month?

Download our CALM Social Media Package full of graphics, frames, and headers to share with your followers!

Don't forget to use the hashtags: #CALM22 #OurFoodOurStory

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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