November Highlights from MN Ag in the Classroom

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November Focus Areas: Native American Heritage and Thanksgiving

Our Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom team is celebrating the 2022-2023 school year by selecting focus areas for each month. Lessons, virtual field trips, AgMag connections and more will be shared each month! Our November Focus areas are Native American Heritage and Thanksgiving. 

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

Virtual Field Trip

Kvistad Turkeys

Join us for a virtual field trip to Kvistad Turkey Farm near Cottonwood, MN!

When: Tuesday November 22, 2022, 10 a.m.

What: We will meet Kvistad Turkey Farm owner Hunter Kvistad and experience a day in the life of a turkey farmer. We will get an up-close look at turkeys and students can ask questions about how turkey farmers care for their birds! This 30-minute virtual field trip is targeted to K-5 students.

Register Today!

Agricultural Literacy Grants

The MAITC Foundation is excited to offer grants to K-12 teachers, as well as 4-H and FFA groups! Applicants are encouraged to be creative and develop interesting, valuable agricultural experiences for their students that address multiple curricular areas.
Applications are due TODAY November 15, 2022.

Ag Literacy Grants

Outstanding Teacher Award

One MAITC Outstanding Teacher Award will be given to an educator currently engaged in classroom instruction at the K-12 grade levels. This award will recognize the teacher for their creative efforts to teach students about the importance of agriculture. The winning Minnesota teacher will receive $500 and have up to $1,500 of related expenses paid to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 27-30, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. Applications are due TODAY November 15, 2022

Teacher Award

We're Hiring: Farm Camp Minnesota Program Director

We are seeking applicants for a Farm Camp Minnesota Program Director. This program is an initiative of Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. Foundation that connects 5-12 grade classrooms to dynamic on-farm/agriculture industry tour experiences. The Farm Camp Minnesota Program Director will develop, enhance and execute Farm Camp programs and activities in Minnesota, further cultivating the innovative three part Farm Camp Minnesota experience for educators teaching in grades 5-12.


Farm Camp Director

November Trivia

November Trivia Question: The Ojibwe word, manoomin, refers to Minnesota's state grain. What is it?

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