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Conservation Fair
Union Fairgrounds
September 28, 2017

Maine Nutrition Council
Fall Educational Event
Dempsey Center, Lewsiton, ME
September 28, 2017

School Garden Intensive
Sebago Elementary School
October 14, 2017
9am - 4pm

Let's Go! 5210 School Symposium
Orono, ME - Oct. 19, 2017
Portland, ME - Oct. 20, 2017

MAITCA Annual Meeting
Maine State Grange, Augusta
November 2, 2017

Maine Farm to Institution Summit
Hutchinson Center, Belfast
February 9, 2018

National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference
Portland, ME
June 26 - 29, 2018

Teach ME about Food & Farms
*Contact us to plan a workshop date for your school for Spring 2018

Grant Ideas 

CHS Classroom Grant


Kids Gardening Grants


White-Reinhardt Mini-Grants


Future Organic Farmer Grant 


Project Learning Tree GreenWorks Grants 


Digital Wish Grants


Fruit Tree 101


Let's Move! Salad Bars to Schools


School and Community Garden Grants


Captain Planet Foundation Grants


Sustainable Agriculture Grants for Farmers and Educators

Special Programs
Looking for a  presenter or field trips ? Check out our
Teachers Resource Guide

See the Maine Farm to School Census here. Are you participating?

Maine School Garden Network - resource for all school gardens across Maine!

Search The National Ag. In the Classroom Curriculum Matrix for resources.

Fuel Up to Play 60 offers educators a wide array of resources they can use to help students make sustainable changes in their school environment.
Agroworld- agricultural science e-zine developed for the secondary educator.

Kids Gardening has ideas about plants and gardens, teacher resources, and grant opportunities.
The Chop Chop magazine and website has easy and healthy recipes. 

Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Mags are 4-page, colorful agricultural magazines for kids. 



Agriculture License Plate

Funding from this plate has impacted 98,528 students in 2016 with lessons, materials, volunteers and teacher training. Annually up to $60K is distributed in grants to schools, FFA, 4-H and other Non-profit programs for Ag education initiatives by the Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Council.

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September Newsletter
Know of a great teacher who uses agricultural education materials and/or activities in the classroom to teach core subjects? Nominate them for our 2018 Teacher of the year!
Visit our website to download the application today!
When: October 14th,  9 - 4  Where: Sebago Elementary School 
Registration deadline is October 1.
Conservation Fair
Every fall Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District brings together exhibitors and presenters with students from Knox and Lincoln county schools for a day of exploring conservation topics, environmental issues, live animals and farming, music, and fun. Bring your students to the Conservation Fair to uncover the connections between the environment and their everyday lives. September 28, 2017 (Grades 5-8). 
Save the Soil Challenge
Check out this great STEM challenge for grades 5-8. Goals: to address local erosion concerns and reduce topsoil erosi o n.  Deadline November 1st. 
When: September 28th 
Time: 10am - 12pm
Where:  The Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St, 5th Floor, Lewiston, ME
The Dempsey Center provides a personalized, holistic, and integrated approach to cancer support, prevention and education for individuals and families impacted by cancer. Judy Donnelly, RDN, LD, the Nutrition Program Coordinator at the Dempsey Center will host the Maine Nutrition Council event. She'll conduct a quick tour of the facility, provide an overview of the various services offered at the center and a detailed review, including some of the education provided to clients, of the Nutrition Programming offered at the center.  Accredited Contact Hours Awarded.  Free for members, $15 fee for non-members (covers membership).
Please pre-register by e-mail by September 25 to Kelsey.
FREE EVENT! Learn strategies for implementing movement during the school day thoughtfully and purposefully for all grade levels. Discover new ideas on how to increase youth engagement with Let's Go! efforts. Identify tools on how to effectively communicate and implement district wellness policies. Gain insight on innovative strategies to increase healthy eating in your school cafeteria. Learn more & Register.
New E-Units from Project Learning Tree
PLT is excited to announce the launch of three new e-units: Tree science for K-2, energy in ecosystems for grades 3-5, and climate change for grades 6-8. 
Live Stream the 2017 Food Tank  Summit
Focusing on Food Loss and Food Waste Thursday, September 13, 9:30am - 1:30pm
This one-day event will feature over three dozen speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policymakers, government officials, and students will come together for lively discussions on food waste. Visit FoodCorps' Facebook page to watch the live stream on September 13!
- My Farm Web. Grades: K-5. Students use the visual representation of a web to explore the role of agriculture in their daily lives and understand how most of the necessities of life can be traced back to the farm.
- Where Does it Come From? Grades: 3-5. Students will explore the connection between geography, climate, and the type of agriculture in an area by reading background information and census data about the agricultural commodities beef, potatoes, apples, wheat, corn, and milk.
- Apple Genetics. Grades: 6-8. Students learn about apple genetics related to production through a hands-on activity exploring the characteristics of apple varieties. Students will apply their knowledge of heredity and genetics to discover how new varieties of apples are developed through cross-breeding techniques.
- Sustainable Agriculture Unit. Grades 9-12. Students will increase knowledge about the social, economic, environmental, and production components of sustainable farming and ranching in the 21st century.  

Harvest Year
Up, Up, Up! It's Apple-Picking Time
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
The Tree Farmer
A Day in the Life of a Farmer
An Apple Tree Through the Year
How Food gets from Farms to Store Shelves
If the World Were a Village
First Apple

Residue (Shape of You Parody) by the Peterson Farm Bros
Residue (Shape of You Parody) by the Peterson Farm Bros
A song parody about soil health
Save the Date!

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference is coming to Portland, ME! June 26-29, 2018. Keep your eyes and ears open for great opportunities!

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"To promote the understanding of agriculture and natural resources among students, educators, and the general public" 

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