June Highlights from MN Ag in the Classroom

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Thank You Teachers!!

As the 2018-19 school year draws to a close, Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) wants to thank ALL teachers who have explored agriculture with their students! We sincerely appreciate your energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to integrate agriculture into your classrooms and curricula. THANK YOU!

Get a Jump Start on the 2019-2020 School Year!

Pre-Order your FREE AgMags today!

AgMag Kindergarten, AgMag First Grade, AgMag Second Grade

New grade-specific AgMag magazines will be available for the first time ever during the 2019-2020 school year!  When you subscribe, please choose between our AgMag editions specifically focused on kindergarten, first-grade or second-grade students and academic standards. Once you subscribe, you will automatically receive the fall issue in October and the spring issue in March. 

AgMag Kindergarten
AgMag First grade
AgMag 2nd-grade

Specialty Crop AgMag for Third Grade

The Specialty Crop AgMag was developed using 3rd grade standards. When you subscribe, you will receive one issue in September.

Specialty Crop AgMag

AgMag for Fourth-Sixth grade

This AgMag is specifically for fourth-sixth grade learners! When you subscribe, you will automatically receive all three editions of AgMag as they are released in October, January and March!

AgMag magazine

2019 Summer Teacher Tours

Register Today!

Our Summer Teacher Tours are filling up fast!  If you are interested in touring agricultural sites, hearing from engaging farmers and agriculturalists, networking with other K-12 educators, and receiving FREE standards-based lesson plans and resources, sign-up ASAP!

Follow Your Food Teacher Tour

Tour stops: Riverside Farms, H. Brooks Produce, Hopkins school district farm-to-school. Training and hands-on experience with digital storytelling also included.

Redwood and Renville County Tour

Tour stops: Cattle farm, robotic dairy Farm, crop farm, strawberry farm, Grandview Valley Winery, and Shrimp Shop

STEM in Agriculture Tour

Tour stops: Avery Weigh-Tronix, Christensen Research Pig Farm, Morgan Creek Winery, Eversman Solar Farm, and Patsche Farm technology demonstration

Farmamerica Teacher Tour

Tour stops: Farmamerica, Half Pint brewery, Midwest Hemp Farms greenhouse, hops field, hemp extraction site

2019 Summer Teacher Tour details and registration information


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Ag Trivia

Congratulations to May Trivia winners Katrine Bender and Doug Jones!  These two were the first to respond with poult as the name for a newly hatched turkey.

June Trivia Question: In the image of June bearing strawberry plants below, what are the red arrows pointing to?

Send your answer to sue.knott@state.mn.us. The first two people to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable MAITC bag.

strawberry plant horizontal stems