March Highlights from MN Ag in the Classroom

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2022 summer teacher tours

2022 Summer Teacher Tours

Are you dreaming of summer? We are! 2022 Summer Teacher Tour registration is now open! This summer, MAITC is offering four in-person tour options and one virtual tour option. Summer Teacher Tours provide professional development for educators to observe and experience current agricultural production, processing and distribution techniques, as well as exposure to a wealth of standards-based, agriculture themed lesson plans and resources. Participants will network and share how they intend to use these experiences to integrate agriculture into their curricula to improve student engagement and achievement.

Register Today!

AG: Local to Global tour

Agriculture: Local to Global Tour

June 21-23, 2022

Waconia, MN

This tour is offered in partnership with the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) and is funded through a grant from the National Geographic Society. This tour is full! Contact to be added to the waitlist.

Cows, Creamery and Cooperage tour

Cows, Creamery and Cooperage Tour

July 12, 2022, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Park Rapids, MN

Tour Stops: Ten Finns Dairy and Creamery, and Black Swan Cooperage


High Tech Farming Tour

High Tech Farming Tour

July 20, 2022, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Peter, MN

Tour stops: Ponwith Farms, Forest-Lawn Holsteins, Answer Plot by Winfield United, and 3rd Street Tavern


From field to french fry

From Field to French Fry Virtual Tour

July 26, 2022, 9 a.m.-Noon

Virtual Farm Camp Experience for Grade 5-12 Educators

Tour stops: RD Offutt Potato Farm, Potato Storage Facility, Lamb Weston RDO Frozen Facility, and a French Fry Research Lab

Twin Cities Teacher Tour

Twin Cities Tour

July 28, 2022, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN

Tour stops: Pearson's Candy Company, local grocery store, and Farmer's Kitchen + Bar

2022 Summer Teacher Tours Details and Registration

Spring AgMags

AgMags for K-6

The spring issues of AgMag will be in your mailbox soon! It's not too late to sign-up for this FREE resource. Visit the AgMag website to select and sign up for AgMag magazines for your students. The AgMag series features two grade-specific issues in print and online for each K-6 grade level. Colorful images, interactive activities, and engaging non-fiction stories highlight the Minnesotans who provide our food, fuel, fiber, forest products and flowers!

Sign-up for the AgMag Today!

Farm Camp Minnesota

Ann Vote

A note from Farm Camp Program Director, Ann Vote:
I love that educators are dreamers and have outside-the-box ideas on how to connect what they are teaching to the real world. At Farm Camp, we get to take those dreams and ideas and help make them a reality for you. It is truly the best when a Farm Camp experience comes to an end and the educator says, "I can't believe we made that happen. And it was so easy!"

If you've been brainstorming how to connect your spring curriculum to a real world experience, send me a message today! I will work to create a hands-on, interactive experience for your students to expand on your classroom's curriculum by pairing it to an agricultural experience (in-person or virtual). Send me an email at

Read more about Ann's passion and position here: Meet Our Program Director, Ann Vote - Farm Camp Minnesota

Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program

Bonnie's Plants

Spring registration for the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program just opened and we’re excited to invite you and your students to participate! Through this hands-on science activity, students will learn about backyard ecology and plant life cycles by growing colossal cabbages and reaping hefty harvests. Students also vie for “Best in State” bragging rights — with a $1,000 scholarship awarded to one student in each participating state!

Program Details and Registration   

CHS Scholarships to NAITCO Conference

CHS scholarship

Thanks to our generous partner, CHS Inc, scholarships are available for pre-kindergarten-12th grade teachers interested in attending our National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 29-July 1, 2022 in Sarasota Springs, New York. Applications are due April 4, 2022.

Apply Today!

Ag Trivia

March Trivia Question: We see a lot of green in March!  What is the name for the green pigment in plants that is used during photosynthesis?

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