Celebrating Agriculture in Classrooms Across Canada
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
This week marks the second-annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy week (CALW). Students in classrooms across the country will engage in activities to both learn and celebrate agriculture through a number of activities including – reading, watching videos and classroom visits from farmers and others involved in agriculture.
Increasing ag literacy in the classroom will help further students’ knowledge and interest in agriculture. The fundamental goal is to enhance children’s understanding of agriculture, while providing them with the opportunity to have a platform to engage and discuss agri-food topics.
Many provinces across the country are taking on a leadership role to bring agriculture literacy into the classroom. For example, Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc. (OAFE) will be delivering programs in over 60 elementary and secondary schools across the province. OAFE is also partnering up with young agricultural leaders, like 4-H ambassadors to help deliver the program material in secondary schools.
This initiative is made possible through the support of Farm Credit Canada