Join us for a virtual Ag-Venture
Agriculture for Life presents our Virtual Farm and Food Tour, a monthly interactive and live educational experience for students. Each month we will feature a guest speaker from a local farm or agrifood processing facility to tell us the story of Alberta agriculture.
Our special guests will take classrooms behind the scenes of agriculture to show us where our food comes from! Both teachers and students will be able to experience agriculture right in the classroom through our monthly event.
The program is tailored for students in grades
5 to 8 but any grades are welcome to join.
March 4th, 2024
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Equipment
To kick off this season's Virtual Farm and Food Tours, we’re joined by RME, one of the biggest agriculture equipment dealerships in Canada.
Our RME guest will teach us how these machines work and how they help producers from seeding to harvest —students will learn all about simple machines, energy, structures, and forces by getting a behind-the-scenes look at RME’s agriculture equipment!
Before the 1920s, agriculture mostly relied on the help of horsepower to carry out their hard labour such as seeding, plowing, or harvesting—agriculture equipment, such as tractors, were rare at the time. It wasn’t until the 1930s that the producers started widely adopting agriculture equipment, revolutionizing the industry, and increasing food production. Agriculture equipment and technology are crucial for today’s producers—with these two things in their arsenal, producers can efficiently and sustainably feed the world.
Our Ag for Life Virtual Farm and Food Tours are a unique educational experience complete with a learning resource kit so teachers and students can follow along. Each learning resource kit will
General Program Information
Program agenda outlining curriculum connections
Brief background on guest speaker/agriculture business
To help you get set up before the live tour
Fun fact sheet and activity sheets for students to follow along
Recording of the Livestream Event