Minister of Agriculture encourages teachers to visit

Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs proclaims Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month.

The Honourable Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, proclaimed Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month by saying:  “I rise in the House today in recognition of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month, taking place throughout the month of March.  If there are any teachers that are tuning in, I want to encourage you to visit, where you can find a wide range of helpful resources for the classroom.  We are proud to have been a part of AgScape’s success story.  We continue to be a partner of this organization and its important work.  Mr. Speaker, I know my colleague the Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter, is doing great work across this province to get high school students excited and engaged in agriculture".

March 2017 is Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM).  Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada (AITC) member organizations celebrate CALM in classrooms across the nation each March.  Students participate in activities to learn about, connect to and understand this important industry.

As the AITC representative in Ontario,  AgScape has FREE programs and resources available to Ontario teachers. To help you and your students celebrate Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) in 2017, AgScape offers resources and programs for both elementary and secondary classrooms.  Click here for more details.