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Places for Pollinators Workshop
Greene, ME
July 15, 2017

Summer Teacher's Institute
University of Maine at Farmington
July 31 - August 4

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

National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference
Portland, ME
June 26 - 29, 2018
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Teach ME about Food & Farms
 
*Contact us to plan a workshop date for your school for Fall 2017

Grant Ideas 

Kids Gardening Grants

 

Future Organic Farmer Grant 

 

Green Works Grant 

 

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.
 
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. 

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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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July Newsletter
#70
2017
SUMMER TEACHER'S INSTITUTE,  July 31 - August 4
University of Maine at Farmington
The week will include fiber, Art, food preservation, and many lessons in the classroom as well as 2 days of tours that include Boothby's Orchard, Norlands, Sheep Farm, Dairy and crops farms, Nursery and much more! 
Visit our website for more information and to download the registration form!
 
Get more information here.

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!

Places for Pollinators Workshop
Join Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District for a hands-on workshop to learn about pollinators and how to create and improve habitats for them at home.

Read ME Agriculture County Leads


Maine Agriculture in the Classroom is looking for help for our future Read ME Programs.

If you're interested in being the lead in your county to help coordinate the volunteer reading program, please contact Kelsey.
TeacherResources 
Lessons:
- A Walnut Orchard Through the SeasonsGrades: K-2. Students will gain an understanding of the changes that take place in a walnut orchard through the seasons by reading and discussing a story about a walnut farm and learning the meaning of important vocabulary words.
- Farmer George: The Seeds of a Presidency. Grades 3-5. Students will read two books and pursue a process of inquiry to profile George Washington, understanding and evaluating the personal characteristics that made him a great leader while also exploring historical and modern food systems.
- Wheat: Ancient and Ageless. Grades: 6-8. Students will explore the importance of wheat in the development of culture by learning about the advent of agriculture, discussing wheat cultivation in ancient Egypt, threshing a head of wheat with their hands, and making a corn dolly out of wheat stems.
- The Cattle Drive and Westward Expansion. Grades: 9-12. 
Students will gain a greater understanding of the historical context and purpose of the cattle drives that took place in the mid 1880s. Students will be able to explain the cause and effect relationships of life on the frontier including, population growth, and later the invention and use of barbed wire, refrigeration, and railroads.

Books:  
George Washington's Breakfast
Farmer George Plants a Nation
Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation
Ancient Agriculture
From Wheat to Bread
Food: How We Hunt and Gather It...
Growing Seasons
Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest

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

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