Join Our Mission to Increase Agriculture Literacy in Minnesota K-12 Education

Improve student achievement with agricultural-based content.

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Together Let's...

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Tell agriculture's story.

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Provide free curriculum
to educators.

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Cultivate an understanding and appreciation of food, fiber, fuel and natural resources.

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The Power of Collaborative Impact in Agriculture

The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation staff work tirelessly to update the resources offered to ensure it meets current Minnesota Department of Education standards and includes engaging ways to connect with students. This resource offering is constantly growing!

Each year, we reach more than:

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    146,933 Students
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    80,198 AgMags
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    15,300 Virtual Field Trip Attendees

Let's Tell Agriculture's Story

MAITC provides free resources and professional development for agricultural producers and professionals to interact with K-12 classrooms.

You Can Make a Difference

Our resources feature authentic agricultural content to enhance student learning.

Your support is helping to make agriculture education free for K-12 Minnesota youth, thanks to the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC), a reputable public private partnership that creates free curricula, resources, grants, outreach, and professional development opportunities through investments from people like you.

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Become an Investor

With your contributions, we can continue to support educators with standards-based curriculum and resources that infuse agriculture into classrooms across Minnesota. Increasing agricultural literacy through K-12 education is at the heart of what we do.

The MAITC Program Resources Meet
K-12 Academic Standards in:

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Social Studies

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Science

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Language Arts

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Nutrition

A Valued Partnership

The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. Foundation began to support the MAITC program. The foundation is led by a Board of Directors that represent agriculture and education communities. MAITC is a 501(c)3 not for profit. Funders make it possible for MAITC to provide free educational resources, experiences, grants and outreach to Minnesota's K-12 Community.

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You believe in a better Minnesota quality of life.

Let's Preserve Our Agriculture Traditions
and Share the Knowledge with Our Youth!

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Explore the programs and experiences made possible by the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. Foundation.

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Meet with us to learn about the mission, outcomes, goals and sustainability.

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Invest in the future of Agriculture, invest in Minnesota educators and students!

Experience Agriculture

MAITC Programs connect classrooms and educators to experiences, curriculum and careers foundational to agriculture.

Educating students on the opportunities in agriculture will help build the future workforce.

Supporting agriculture education in the classroom has long-term benefits for the Minnesota agriculture industry.

Professional development, free classroom lessons, resources and experiences provided by Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom are opportunities to introduce students and educators to agriculture. In some cases, this is their first real experience with agriculture and learning that they too have a place in agriculture. These opportunities make a difference as accurate agriculture facts are utilized to connect state education standards to agriculture and bring agriculture into traditional classrooms.

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Partnering for Success

For three decades, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. Foundation have grown a productive partnership that jointly funds, develops, and disseminates educational resources and programs related to agriculture, food, and natural resources. This unique public private partnership model provides program consistency and credibility in Minnesota's agriculture and educational communities. This partnership is an extremely effective model for increasing agricultural literacy in Minnesota and Minnesota's program is recognized as a national leader.

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Stories & News

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Lakeland PBS Ag Career Videos

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Success Story of Virtual Field Trips

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Investor Spotlight: AgCountry

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