July Highlights from MN Ag in the Classroom

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Teacher Tour

Summer Teacher Tour SUCCESS!

We have had so much fun on our first two 2022 Summer Teacher Tours! It's been so great to connect in person with our AWESOME Minnesota K-12 educators!

Registration has closed for our two remaining in-person tours, but we still have room on our virtual From Field to French Fry Tour on July 26, 2022.

Register Today!

Sign-up for AgMags for the 2022-2023 School Year!

K-6 teachers, get a jump start on the 2022-2023 school year by visiting our AgMag website to sign up for the FREE AgMag series that features two grade-specific issues in print and online for each K-6 grade level. AgMag is a perfect accompaniment to traditional textbooks and resources, offering close-to-home examples about producers and agricultural business to help kids connect with agriculture and learn more about how food and goods get from the farm to their home.

Sign-up for the 2022-2023 AgMags Today!

K-6 AgMags

National Agriculture in the Classroom Virtual Conference

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization will be offering a one-day virtual conference sponsored by the CHS Foundation on July 28, 2022.

The conference will take place from 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and will feature a keynote address from the award-winning author Peggy Thomas. Sessions will feature a variety of agricultural subjects and interests for all grade levels.

Join us for a day that's sure to leave you with valuable agricultural literacy resources and excitement for the new school year!

Learn More and Register!

NAITCO Conference

Rural Educators Digital Skills Summit

The Rural Educators Digital Skills Summit brings together middle and high school educators from across the U.S. to learn how to use digital skills training to unlock opportunities for students in rural and agricultural communities. Educators will receive hands-on training on free digital skills and career readiness resources that help students learn the practical digital skills needed for the classroom, and for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Join Grow with Google and the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture at the Rural Educators Digital Skills Summit on July 28, 2022.

Register Today!

Rural Educators Summit

Ancient Grains Conference

The Ancient Grains Conference will be held July 20, 2022 at the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River, MN. Breakout sessions will include a hands-on baking presentation, an agronomy panel, a trends and applications panel, and a health and nutrition panel. The event will offer complimentary refreshments and lunch.

This conference is a great way for students and educators to come together not only to learn, but to network with industry professionals, and other students. Along with attending the conference, each participant will receive a complimentary Ancient Grains of the Great Plains Handbook (a $125 value).

Register Today!

Ancient Grains Conference

Summer Spotlight

Summer is a great time to dig into a great book or learn something new by watching an engaging video. Here are two of our favorites.

I Love Strawberries

I Love Strawberries!

Through Jolie's comical scrapbook-style journal entries, readers will learn how she convinces "old people" (her parents) to let her grow her own strawberries. Growing strawberries is a lot of work and responsibility, but Jolie is ready with the help of her faithful rabbit Munchy! Together they find out just how delicious, rewarding, and sometimes complicated it can be to grow your own food.

Food Machine

Food Machine 

This video is the first episode of the PBS series, "America Revealed." Show host Yul Kwon explores how the "Food Machine" (agriculture) feeds nearly 300 million Americans every day. The video highlights farm practices, machines which make the production of our food easier and more productive, and the requirements of nature and our natural resources in order to produce our food. This secondary resource addresses topics such as sustainability, GMOs, pests and pesticides, global food trade, and food marketing.

Adopt A Cow

The Adopt a Cow program is a great way to engage students with a topic you know they’ll love: animals. Your classroom will be paired with a calf from a dairy farm in the United States, and throughout the program, you’ll find out what her name is, when her birthday is, where she lives, and how the farmer takes care of her.

Register Today!

Adopt a Cow

Ag Trivia

July Trivia Question: According to the National Weather Service, the hottest day in Minnesota's history was July 29, 1917.  What was the temperature?

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