August Highlights from MN Ag in the Classroom

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MAITC Newsletter Banner 6.2.2017

Summer Teacher Tours were a HUGE Success!


Over 150 teachers participated in our five Summer Teacher Tours in June, July and August! We appreciate the time and energy these educators spent gaining first-hand experience with agriculture and investigating many opportunities for embedding agriculture into their curricula.

We also sincerely appreciate the many agriculturalists who hosted our group and shared their personal experiences and provided a look into the diverse world of agriculture.

Visit us at the Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom will be leading hands on activities from 1:30-3:30 PM every day of the Minnesota State Fair (Aug 22 - Sept 2)! You can find us in the North Wing of the Ag/Horticulture Building in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture exhibit space. See you at the Fair!

Have you Subscribed to the AgMag?

Order your FREE AgMags today!

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

AgMag K
AgMag 1
AgMag 2

Specialty Crop AgMag for Third Grade

The Specialty Crop AgMag was developed using 3rd grade academic standards in social studies, science and language arts. 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!


Grant Opportunities

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Agricultural Literacy Grants The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) Foundation is excited to offer grants to K-12 teachers, as well as 4-H and FFA groups! Applicants are encouraged to be creative and develop interesting, valuable agricultural experiences for their students that address multiple curricular areas. Applications are due November 1, 2019.

First Year Teacher Grants We know that first-year teachers face many exciting opportunities and challenges. To provide assistance and encouragement to new teachers, the MAITC Foundation is offering ten, $250 grants to be awarded to first year teachers to integrate agriculture into their curriculum and classroom. Applications are due November 1, 2019

CHS Classroom Grant CHS Foundation provides $500 grants each year to Pre-K-12 teachers who have classroom projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more. Eligible projects include classroom and schoolyard gardens, embryology projects, aquaculture projects and agricultural literacy reading programs to name a few. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2019.

Apply for our Outstanding Teacher Award

Outstanding Teacher Award Winner

One MAITC Outstanding Teacher Award will be given to an educator currently engaged in classroom instruction at the K-12 grade levels. This award will recognize the teacher for his/her creative efforts to teach students about the importance of agriculture. The winning Minnesota teacher will receive $500 and have up to $1,500 of their related expenses paid to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 23-26, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah . Applications are due November 1, 2019.

Ag Trivia

Congratulations to July Trivia winners Brigid Sandager and Patricia McCabe!

August Trivia Question: We are excited for the 2019 Minnesota State Fair! In what year was the first Minnesota State Fair held?

Send your answer to The first two people to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable MAITC bag.