September Highlights from MN Ag in the Classroom

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Welcome Fall!

It's September! The school year is underway for teachers, students and families across Minnesota. Many farmers are anxiously awaiting harvest season, and some of our Minnesota fall crops are ready to be picked! 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. 

September Focus Area: Introduction to Agriculture

Our MAITC team is celebrating the 2022-2023 school year by selecting a focus area for each month. Lessons, virtual field trips, AgMag connections and more will be shared each month! We're kicking off the fun with our September focus area as "Introduction to Agriculture". The resources featured this month will introduce K-12 students to the many ways that agriculture impacts their daily lives. Can you have a day without agriculture? There's no way! 

Visit our new webpage featuring these monthly focus areas for more details.

Intro to Agriculture

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! The print AgMag 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 by TOMORROW 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 September 15, 2022.

Apply Today!

$500 Grants

Celebrate Farm to School Month in October

October is Farm to School and Early Care Education (ECE) month in Minnesota and across the nation. It is a time to celebrate by inviting students, their families and their communities to crunch into fresh seasonal food, grown on local farms. It’s also a time to share gratitude with those who make Farm to School and ECE possible including farmers, educators, nutrition professionals and community connectors. There are many ways to celebrate in October, like the Great Lakes Apple Crunch on October 13, 2022, or serving a MN Thursday meal. Learn more on the University of Minnesota Extension’s Farm to School Month webpage.  

2022 Farm to School Month

September Trivia

September Trivia Question: What variety of squash is pictured below?

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