May Highlights from MN Ag in the Classroom

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May Minnesota Grown

May Focus Area: Minnesota Grown

Our Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) team is excited to share our focus area for May: Minnesota Grown. Featured lessons, a virtual field trip, AgMag connections, and more highlight the amazing diversity of plants and animals grown in Minnesota!

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

2023 Summer Teacher Tours

2023 Teacher TOurs

We want YOU to join us for a summer adventure on our of our Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Summer Teacher Tours! Registration closes June 1, 2023.

2023 Summer Teacher Tours

A Day in the Life of a Farmer Tour

It's A Mystery Tour

  • June 21, 2023
  • Beginning/Ending Location: Park Rapids High School, Park Rapids
  • Tour Stops: It’s a mystery!

Finding Food for All Tour

Harvest of the Month Tour


Farm Camp Minnesota Program Director

Farm Camp director posting

The word is out! We are hiring for the Farm Camp Minnesota Program Director position! This program is an initiative of the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. Foundation.

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.

Interested or want to share the job with a friend? Learn more:

Educator Advisory Team

Educator Advisory Team

We want you to share your ideas and thoughts!  Please consider applying to be part of our MAITC Educator Advisory Team!  Selected team members will meet quarterly to provide insight into curricular tools and resources that fit their needs and the needs of Minnesota K-12 educators. Stipends and travel funds are available to advisory team members. Applications are due May 26, 2023.

Twin Cites Road Crew Educational Assemblies

Twin Cities Road Crew Assemblies

This spring Minnesota Corn has partnered with the Twin Cities Road Crew to create a FREE educational school assembly for elementary schools in the 7-county metro area. “All About Corn” is the name of the program; it’s fun, interactive, educational, and FREE to your school! A talented host leads the program, a DJ plays music and leads a dance for the students, and the energetic road crew facilitates games and challenges!  

  • Assemblies are approximately 35 minutes in length
  • Every student receives a corn-themed activity bag
  • The assemblies align with MN Educational Standards

If you would like to reserve an assembly during the 2023-2024 school year, complete this registration form.

Questions can be directed to: Ben Thul, Twin Cities Road Crew, 612-599-4383

Grants for First Year Teachers

First year teacher grants

The MAITC Foundation recognizes that first-year teachers face a unique set of challenges as they begin their teaching careers. To inspire early-career teachers to integrate agriculture into their K-12 curriculum, we are offering a grant program specifically for first-year teachers. 

Apply Today!

Posters/Placemats for Summer Events

Ag is EverywhereWhere does your pizza come from

We'd love to provide fun and educational items for your summer events (Example: Breakfast on the Farm!). Check out our "Agriculture is Everywhere" and "Where Does Your Cheeseburger/Pizza Come From?" posters. Their 11-by-17 inch size makes them perfect for placemats! Use our online order form to request what you need. 

May Trivia

May Trivia Question: April Showers bring May flowers!  What is the name for a flowering plant that lives for one growing season and then dies? 

Send your answer to The first two people to respond with the correct answer will win a packet of flower seeds.