April Highlights from MN Ag in the Classroom

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Spring Greens

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom April Focus Area: Spring Greens!

Our Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) team is celebrating the 2023-2024 school year by selecting a focus area for each month. Our April focus area is spring greens! Check out lessons, videos, AgMag features and more that highlight the lettuce, spinach, herbs, and additional greens produced in Minnesota!

Visit our Focus Areas webpage for more details.

Teacher Tour - Early Bird

Summer Teacher Tours

You have 6 DAYS left to register for our Summer Teacher Tours for the early bird price of just $25!

Summer Teacher Tours provide professional development for educators to dig-in to agriculture with exciting tours and experiences at farms, processing sites, research facilities, and more! Participants will receive a wealth of standards-based, agriculture-themed lesson plans and resources, as well as opportunities to network and share ideas with fellow K-12 educators.

2024 Teacher Tours

June 18, 2024: The Hands That Feed Us Teacher Tour (Mankato, MN)

Tour Stops: The Little Green Wagon, Sasse Lake Farms, Dauk Farms


July 9, 2024: Orchard to Market Teacher Tour (White Bear Lake, MN)

Tour Stops: Pine Tree Apple Orchard, Bix Produce Company, Baily Nurseries


July 22, 2024: Farm, Fiber and Fabrication Teacher Tour (Bemidji, MN)

Tour stops: Wells Technology, Bemidji Woolen Mills, Gustafson Farms


Register today!

First-Year Teacher Grants

First year teacher grants

If this is your first year as a K-12 teacher, you can apply for our MAITC first-year teacher grant! This grant provides funding so you can use food, plants, and animals to help your students learn and grow!

The application is short and easy to complete.

Apply today!

Farm Camp Minnesota

Summer Farm Camp

Now is a great time to start organizing your Summer Farm Camp! Farm Camp is a perfect enhancement to your summer school curriculum.

Visit the Farm Camp website to get connected with the program director and brainstorm Summer Farm Camp opportunities for the students in your community!

Classroom Resource Grant

Classroom Resource Grant

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization is accepting applications for their Classroom Resource Grant. Grant recipients will receive $500 to purchase materials and resources to supplement the ag literacy education efforts within their preK-12th grade classrooms.

Grant funds may be used to purchase resources and materials, including ag-accurate books, from one or both of the following sources:

April Trivia

April Trivia Question: What edible green is known for its peppery flavor?

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