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Five $3,000 scholarships available for youth to think agriculture for a sustainable future

Five $3,000 scholarships available for youth to think agriculture for a sustainable future

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada join forces for a second year to provide an enhanced scholarship opportunity to youth nationwide

(Headingley, MB) With a successful inaugural scholarship launch under their belts, Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) are thrilled to offer the DFC Here for Tomorrow Scholarship, powered by thinkAG, again in 2023. 

In its pilot year, the scholarship received 42 applications from coast to coast, and had multiple teachers participate in the classroom project. Drawing on the excellent submissions from year one, DFC and AITC-C have increased the number of award recipients from two to five, and raised winnings from $2,500 to $3,000 per student. By expanding the scholarship offering, DFC and AITC-C hope to support more students as they continue their education journeys. 

Open to Canadian students in Grades 10-12 (Secondary 4-5 in Quebec), this scholarship aims to invigorate and equip the next generation with the understanding and belief that they have the power to make informed, sustainable food choices and career decisions.

Read more here.

Founding Executive Director stepping back from AITC-C

Founding Executive Director stepping back from AITC-C

Join us in wishing Ross well on her future endeavors.

(Headingley, MB) - January 31st, 2023 Please join the Board of Directors of Agriculture in the Classroom – Canada in extending best wishes to Johanne Ross, who will step back from AITC-C after seven years as the Founding Executive Director of our organization. Her final day of work will be February 9, 2023.

 

Johanne was instrumental to the establishment and growth of our fledgling national organization. Among her many accomplishments, she raised the profile of Agriculture in the Classroom at the national level and secured significant financial support from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada as well as many sector partners, to support our critical mission of creating agriculture and food literate citizens. Johanne came to our organization after 16 years as the Executive Director of Agriculture in the Classroom in Manitoba, her home province. In 2021, she was inducted in the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in recognition of her contributions to the Canadian agriculture and food sector.

 

The Board thanks Johanne for her many years of dedicated service. We wish her well in her future endeavours!

 

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For­ more information, contact:

 

Rebecca Sooksom, Board Chair

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada

rebecca.sooksom@novascotia.ca

(902) 956-4665

 

Laura Newcombe, Communications Coordinator

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada

lnewcombe@aitc-canada.ca

(902) 856-0851

Mois canadien de la carrière : un moment parfait pour inciter les jeunes à penser AGRI

Mois canadien de la carrière : un moment parfait pour inciter les jeunes à penser AGRI

En novembre, Agriculture en classe Canada participera une fois de plus à la campagne nationale sur les carrières.

Headingley (Manitoba) En novembre, Agriculture en classe Canada (AEC-C) et ses 10 membres provinciaux participeront au Mois canadien de la carrière, une campagne nationale initiée par la Fondation canadienne pour le développement de carrière (FCDC). L'objectif est de mettre en vedette les carrières du secteur de l'agriculture et de l'agroalimentaire afin d'inciter les élèves à les explorer. Grâce à son initiative pensezAGRI, AEC-C espère susciter l'intérêt des adolescent·e·s pour la diversité de carrières qui existent dans ce secteur et ainsi contribuer à réduire la pénurie de main-d'œuvre. 

Les célébrations du Mois de la carrière de cette année comprennent le dévoilement de Kareero, la nouvelle application d'AEC-C, le lancement d'un guide en ligne à l'intention des enseignant·e·s pour le jeu d'exploration de carrières Agri-Mission, et le Défi pensezAGRI 30 jours pour les enseignant·e·s et les élèves. 

AEC-C profite également du Mois canadien de la carrière pour lancer sa nouvelle campagne « Je suis AGRI ». La campagne encourage les travailleurs et les travailleuses du secteur de l'agriculture et de l'agroalimentaire à partager les rôles importants qu'ils et elles jouent grâce au mot-clic #JeSuisAGRI. Les jeunes doivent savoir que, quels que soient leurs intérêts ou leurs passions, il y a une place pour eux dans le secteur agricole.

 
Agriculture en classe élit de nouveaux administrateurs et dévoile le Rapport d'activité annuel 2021-2022

Agriculture en classe élit de nouveaux administrateurs et dévoile le Rapport d'activité annuel 2021-2022

Les faits saillants comprennent plus de 2,3 million d'expériences étudiantes d'un océan à l'autre

Headingly (Manitoba) Agriculture en classe Canada (AEC-C) a élu cette semaine quatre nouveaux membres du conseil d'administration lors de sa 8e assemblée générale annuelle. L’AEC-C représente dix membres provinciaux qui se consacrent à la prestation d'une éducation agricole aux étudiants et aux enseignants à travers le pays. Ces organisations nomment également un représentant pour siéger au conseil d'administration de l’AEC-C.

Le nouveau comité exécutif comprend Mathieu Rouleau de l'École-O-Champ en tant que vice-président, Charlotte Flores d'Agriculture en classe Nouveau-Brunswick en tant que secretaire, et Luree Williamson d'Agriculture pour la Vie en tant que trésorière. Rebecca Sooksom de Agriculture en classe Nouvelle-Écosse assume le rôle de présidente, tandis que Pat Tonn de BC Agriculture en classe Fondation se retire après deux années fructueuses à ce poste.

Sooksom apporte une expérience précieuse au rôle de présidente de l’AEC-C en tant que championne de l'éducation agricole. Elle travaille pour le ministère de l'Agriculture de la Nouvelle-Écosse depuis 13 ans et occupe le poste de gestionnaire de la programmation régionale supervisant Agriculture en classe Nouvelle-Écosse depuis 2018. Elle apportera la même passion et le même leadership à l'échelle nationale.

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Agriculture in the Classroom Canada launches new and improved resource library

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada launches new and improved resource library

Over 500 free educational resources and activities available

(Headingly, MB) - Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), a Canadian charitable organization with a vision to bring agriculture to every classroom, has launched an expanded version of its innovative resource library for educators.

Now with over 500 curriculum-connected resources available, the online platform is easy to navigate and access.

“We are incredibly proud of the growth we’ve witnessed over the last couple of months for the resource library,” said AITC-C Executive Director Johanne Ross. “New learning materials are being added every week and we’ve received very positive feedback from educators across the country, which means we’re growing in the right direction!”

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Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada announce 2022 scholarship recipients

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada announce 2022 scholarship recipients

Two students selected to receive a total of $5,000

(Headingly, MB) - Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), a Canadian charitable organization with a vision to bring agriculture to every classroom, and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), the voice of Canadian dairy farmers, are proud to announce the winners of the inaugural DFC Here for Tomorrow Scholarship, powered by thinkAG.

This year’s scholarships are being awarded to:

Julie Sieg and Sophia Yang

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Visions for the future of agriculture: six winners chosen for G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship

Visions for the future of agriculture: six winners chosen for G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship

Winnipeg – June 15, 2022 – Six talented young Canadians are beginning their post-secondary education with a boost from the G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship.

They were among a strong field of candidates who applied for the scholarship by submitting a video essay describing their vision for the future of agriculture. Each winner receives $4,000, and their high schools are awarded $1,000 each. This is the third year G3 has presented the Grow Beyond Scholarship, in partnership with Agriculture in the Classroom Canada.

All the candidates’ videos were posted online, and public voting formed part of the overall score in the selection process. There were nearly 10,000 votes cast!

Learn more here.

 

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month continues to bring innovative learning experiences to students through agri-food connections

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month continues to bring innovative learning experiences to students through agri-food connections

Flagship program from Agriculture in the Classroom Canada celebrates 11 years by launching The Great Canadian Farm Tour

Headingley, MB - March 1, 2022 – Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month is back this March, bringing agriculture and food learning experiences to students across Canada. The celebrated flagship event from Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and its 10 provincial members offers hands-on activities and programs for students that help them learn about, understand, and appreciate Canada’s agriculture and food story.

Keeping with the theme ‘Our Food, Our Story’, AITC-C is excited to premiere The Great Canadian Farm Tour, a month-long, virtual field trip for educators and students to connect with real farmers across Canada and learn about the diversity of commodities they produce. This eleven-stop tour features a range of farms – from dairy to aquaculture to maple syrup – and is integrated with interactive learning opportunities and in-classroom, curriculum-linked resources.

“Over the last 11 years, CALM has become a staple learning experience in classrooms across Canada and continues to encourage curiosity, connection and a life-long learning about agriculture and food,” says Johanne Ross, Executive Director of AITC-C. “Collectively, AITC-C and all ten of our provincial members work to provide interesting and engaging experiences to foster inspiration and motivation for students to discover their role in the agri-food system.”

Learn more here.

New scholarship inspires youth to think agriculture for a sustainable future career

New scholarship inspires youth to think agriculture for a sustainable future career

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada join forces to provide scholarship opportunity to youth nation-wide  

Headingly, MB - February 22, 2022 – Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) are celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day with the announcement of an exciting joint effort: the DFC Here for Tomorrow Scholarship, powered by thinkAG.  

Open to students in grades 10-12 across Canada, this scholarship aims to invigorate and equip the next generation with the understanding and belief that they have the power to make informed, sustainable food choices and career decisions.  

Fueled by AITC-C’s career exploration initiative, thinkAG - the scholarship directly connects students with the multitude of important roles and professions that exist within the agriculture and food sector, helping them recognize how their interests and skills can be utilized in this evolving industry.  

Learn more here.

Lancement d’une nouvelle ressource pédagogique pour EXPLORER l’agriculture numérique!

Lancement d’une nouvelle ressource pédagogique pour EXPLORER l’agriculture numérique!

Vous avez des élèves créatifs qui s’intéressent aux technologies? L’activité Agri-mission : Explorer l’agriculture numérique vise à éveiller l’intérêt des élèves pour le monde fascinant de l’agriculture numérique. Les élèves auront l’occasion de découvrir les différents outils et technologies utilisés en agriculture et en production alimentaire; d’explorer les liens entre la technologie en agriculture et la technologie de tous les jours; et d’améliorer leurs connaissances sur les carrières offertes dans ce secteur d’activité diversifié et en constante évolution. Cette ressource a été conçue pour des élèves de la 7e à la 9e année (10e à 12e année à venir en mars 2023!). C’est l’occasion d’encourager les jeunes à explorer toutes les possibilités d’emplois en agriculture numérique.

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