August Highlights from MN Ag in the Classroom

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Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom at the State Fair!

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) will be leading hands-on activities from 1:30-3:30 p.m. every day of the Minnesota State Fair (Aug. 25 - Sept. 5)! You can find us in the North Wing of the Agriculture/Horticulture Building in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture exhibit space. See you at the Fair!

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

Did you know that there’s a free, custom magazine for every grade, K-6, available to all teachers and students? Each AgMag issue aligns with Minnesota academic standards, and there are also free lesson plans for each edition to seamlessly integrate into curricula! AgMags provide a unique piece for students to engage with beyond their typical textbooks and materials. The print magazine and digital content features real-life farmers and businesses from across the state, highlighting people and organizations that kids can feel a connection to.

Sign-up for the 2022-2023 AgMags Today!



Minnesota teachers- we need your help! MAITC wants to make sure every K-6 teacher in Minnesota has heard of the AgMag series. We want you to share details about the AgMag with your networks for a chance to win $250!

Here are the details:

  1. Post the AgMag Graphic above (or your own photo/video/reel) and include how to sign-up for the AgMag and why you use it in your classroom. 
  2. Use #mnagmag22
  3. Tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@mnagclassroom)
  4. Make it a public post or DM us a screenshot of your post so we get your entry
  5. Post between August 16, 2022and September 14, 2022

A random drawing will be held on September 20, 2022 to select two winners. 

**Winners must be Minnesota teachers!

***Giveaway is hosted by the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation

CHS Classroom Grants

The CHS Foundation is offering $500 grants to kindergarten-12th grade 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. Applications are due Sept.15, 2022.

Apply Today!

$500 Grants

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

August Trivia

August Trivia Question: What is the name of the official Minnesota State Fair mascots?

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