September Highlights from MN Ag in the Classroom

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MAITC Newsletter Banner 6.2.2017

Welcome Fall!

It's September! Teachers, students and families across Minnesota are starting the school year in a variety of learning environments. Many farmers are anxiously awaiting harvest season, and some of our Minnesota crops are ready to be picked like our state fruit, the Honeycrisp Apple! Our Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) Team is here to assist you as the season changes from summer to fall. Please reach out to our MAITC team of Education Specialists and Regional Curriculum Specialists if there is guidance we can offer as you integrate agriculture into your classroom and curricula. 

We are sending you positivity, flexibility and good health as the school year and fall season get underway!

Farm to School Month Virtual Field Trips

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate our connections between students and local food and show gratitude to our school nutrition and farmer heroes providing essential services during these pandemic times.

MAITC is partnering with Midwest Dairy to host a series of free Virtual Field Trips in October. In-person classrooms, as well as students distance learning, are invited to join us to meet farmers and tour farms that provide hot dogs, lettuce, apples, vegetables, milk and more to Minnesota school cafeterias.

All Virtual Field Trips will occur at 10 a.m. Dates and locations:

  • Thursday, October 1: Goldenrust Farm, Eyota, MN
  • Thursday October 8: Deer Lake Apple Orchard, Buffalo, MN
  • Tuesday October 13: Revol Greens, Owatonna, MN
  • Thursday October 22: New Roots Produce Farm, Morehead, MN
  • Thursday October 29: Ahlgren Dairy Farm, Central MN

For more information and to register visit:

Virtual Field Trips

AgMag: A Fantastic K-6 resource for 2020-2021  

Order your FREE AgMags today!

Choose between our AgMag editions specifically focused on kindergarten, first-grade, second-grade, third-grade or forth-grade students. When you subscribe, you will automatically receive the fall issue in October and the spring issue in March. We also have fall, winter and spring issues available for fifth-sixth grade students. 

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Food for Thought Now Available!

Explore the seventeen lessons, forty-two county level maps and new interactive crop and climate maps  on our Food for Thought web page. Use our online order form to request the FREE printed lesson book and student desk maps. 

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Ag Trivia

September Trivia Question: How many years did it take apple breeders at the University of Minnesota to develop the Honeycrisp Apple variety?

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