FILL YOUR PLATE WITH KNOWLEDGE
Since 2011, Agriculture for Life has played a pivotal role in educating Albertans about agriculture and rural and farm safety through innovative hands-on activities, engaging programs and initiatives and inquiry-based educational resources. Our programs are designed to empower audiences to think both critically and creatively and to give people a real awareness of agriculture and food production.
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Nourishing Minds is a scalable, online or in-class program focusing on a wide variety of topics in agriculture, for grades 9-10 students across Alberta. This program encourages students to think critically about agriculture and the role it plays in their lives.
Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) is celebrated every year in March and encourages individuals to learn Canada’s amazing agriculture and food story. Click below for a list of this year's initiatives and challenges and how you can participate!
Ag for Life's Learning Labs offer a variety of online educational tools that are available to learners of all ages. Click open the lab doors below to discover a library of valuable resources, activities and more.
We are calling on students from grades 7 to 12 to be part of an exciting new project. Students will identify a topic of interest and take on the role of an investigative reporter. They will consult with agriculture experts, gather information and craft a compelling story about agriculture in the 21st century. Winning reports will be have the chance to be published in popular print media and shared on our website.
Working with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, students will collaborate to research a topic, engage in problem-solving processes and draft a proposal detailing a solution to the problem.
genAG is a unique career exploration program for high school students. In groups, students will compete in provincial marketing competitions for a chance to win prizes and be profiled online.
Understanding modern agriculture and the role it plays in the world is more essential than ever. Journey 2050 is a FREE sustainable agriculture education program that allows schools to experience agriculture like it has never been taught before.
CLASSROOM AG PROGRAM (CAP)
CAP is about creating a broader understanding of the food we eat and where it comes from. Students start to understand the value and importance of agriculture in Alberta, the vast opportunities, and the people and producers that drive this industry.
The agriculture industry is constantly expanding and evolving, offering a variety of exciting careers in a number of disciplines. This exciting growth offers professionals from all sorts of backgrounds an opportunity to embark on rewarding career paths. Check out what career opportunities are available for you.
IN THE KITCHEN
We offer edible education programs for schools as well as a range of gate to plate workshops that teach children and adults about agriculture and nutrition and how to grow, harvest, cook and preserve wholesome foods.
RURAL AND FARM SAFETY
At Ag for Life, we support and deliver hands-on rural and farm safety awareness and education initiatives to help raise awareness and understanding about the importance of implementing safe practices on the farm and rural environments.
Whether you’re involved in professional development days or looking for customized, professional development, our Educator Workshops & Events show how we’re integrating agriculture and food literacy education into both urban and rural learning spaces. Connecting agriculture, food and curriculum.
Our Industry Workshops & Events provide producers, industry employees and other stakeholders with the opportunity to sharpen their understanding of agriculture and food production while networking and learning from topic experts.
AITC-AB is a proud member of AITC-Canada. Along with 9 other provincial teams we are delivering educational programs and resources that engage, empower, and inspire students to care about food and the people who produce it. Learn more at www.aitc-canada.ca.