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AITC-C Celebrates Over Two Million Student Experiences In Agriculture Education

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), along with its 10 provincial members, has connected two million students to agriculture education experiences.

This was reported in AITC-C’s 2020-2021 Annual Progress Report.

With the COVID-19 shift, AITC-C continued to deliver programming virtually – allowing for a wider reach to more remote communities and schools.

"We are thrilled that so many curious students are participating in AITC-C's innovative learning opportunities,” said Johanne Ross, Executive Director of AITC-C. “Our reach continues to grow as we adapt to the changing tides in educational delivery and focus on creating student experiences and meaningful connections to agriculture and food.”

AITC-C has facilitated this learning through events during Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month, its 72 snapAG infographic-style ‘hot topic’ information sheets, as well as the continuous expansion of a bilingual, interactive agriculture education resource library.

This year, the thinkAG initiative released a new website encouraging older students to get curious about careers in agriculture, to help address the labour shortage in Canada’s agri-food sector.

“AITC-C brings together the strength and expertise of all ten member provinces toward our vision ‘Agriculture in every classroom, inspiring every student’,” said Chair Pat Tonn. “AITC organizations across Canada play a vital role in shaping how students think, know and feel about agriculture, and we look forward to more building blocks to come.”

AITC-C recorded these accomplishments for the 2020-2021 year:
- 49,000+ resource views
- 28,000+ participants in the Little Green Thumbs garden program
- 750,000+ reach on social media
- 89,000+ website views
- 1.6 million funding from the Canadian Agriculture Partnership
- 17 foundation partners and stakeholders

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