Check out what is going on at NHAITC!
Belknap County School to Farm Day

Over 200 fourth grade students from Barnstead, Gilford, Gilmanton and New Hampton gathered at Ramblin' Vewe Farm in Gilford for a day of hands-on, agricultural education.  Students were treated to demonstrations and activities in sheep shearing, dairy, corn production, soil ecology, forestry, maple sugaring, wool, pumpkins, oxen, beekeeping, garlic and more.  Teachers commented that it was a great field trip with real-world learning and they were immediately able to integrate the information into their classroom instruction.
Take A Look At This New Curriculum - 
Harvesting: Crops & Careers

An educational unit of seven lessons, based on the award-winning film The Great American Wheat Harvest, that familiarizes K-12 students with agricultural production, harvesting and careers.                                                       Curriculum      Press Release
2017 Teacher of The Year - Consider Applying!

NHAITC knows how hard teachers work for their students. This is a chance to recognize an outstanding New Hampshire elementary or secondary school teacher, who uses agricultural education materials and/or activities in the classroom to teach core subjects.  Last year, Mike Smith from Mascenic Regional High School was recognized for integrating student horticulture projects into the district's food classes and in landscaping the school grounds.  

The winning application(s) will be recognized in the spring and submitted to National Agriculture in the Classroom to be considered for national recognition.  Applications are due November 7, 2016.                                                                  
Do You Have A Lesson Plan To Share?

NHAITC is in the process of developing a comprehensive K-12 curriculum based on maple syrup production.  A variety of core academic areas will be addressed such as tree biology, chemistry, history, economics, simple machines, engineering and more.  Do you have a favorite lesson plan in one of these areas that could be adapted to maple sugaring?  Please email us at with a brief description and we'll let you know if the lesson aligns with our planned program.  Accepted lessons will be incorporated into our Tapping Into Maple Tradition curriculum and will also be submitted for inclusion in the National Agricultural Curriculum Matrix.
October is National Popcorn Month!

Prior Knowledge: The Popcorn Book (available to borrow from NHAITC)
NEA-NH Fall Conference
October 7, 2016               Bow, NH

Manchester School District Food and Wellness Council           October 11, 2016

Londonderry Career Day
October 19, 2016             Londonderry


Let It Grow contest - vote for the winning school
N H Council of Social Studies Conference
November 1, 2016 Manchester, NH

New Hampshire Farm Bureau 100th Anniversary Annual Meeting
November 11, 2016   Meredith, NH
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Debbi Cox,  State Coordinator           (603) 224-1934  
Deb Robie, Grafton County Coordinator