Farm & Food Care (FFC) and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) have partnered on a national classroom resource designed for students and teachers across Canada.
The Real Dirt on Farming in the Classroom will be distributed digitally, along with a booklet, to classrooms across Canada. It was released on February 23, Canada’s Agriculture Day.
Lesson plans in the 36-page document enable students to examine key topics: animal welfare, crops and plants, sustainability, agriculture policy, current issues in our food system and more.
The publication as well as the educator guide is currently available online on a newly-developed website at www.RealDirtonFarming.ca anwww.aitc-canada.ca. Hard copies of the classroom resource will be available later in the year.
More than 25 companies and agribusinesses have funded The Real Dirt on Farming project. It’s also funded, in part, through the AgriCompetitiveness program of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial, territorial initiative.
Source: Farm & Food Care Ontario February 23, 2021 news release