MAITC Year End Impact Numbers
Details can be exciting and/or daunting. The Year End Impact Numbers for Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) are beyond exciting and were also a "heavy lift". We are thrilled to have had a 34% increase in AgMag distribution. Resource use increased by 25.5% on average across all print resources available through MAITC. This is an impressive rate of growth in a time where most print resources and publications are sunsetting, however, educators are seeking out MAITC resources, support and training.
More Accurate Tracking and Reporting of Impacted Students
This public/private partnership between the MAITC Foundation and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) leverages financial resources and technology to enhance the efforts of MAITC as a whole. MDA's investment provides enhancements in technology to efficiently track program results. MAITC is a shining example of what can be accomplished as part of MDA's overall modernization efforts. Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) software is the foundation of these efforts, and the first phase of implementation has already resulted in much more accurate tracking and reporting of the number of teachers and students served by MAITC resources, events, and training. Future phases will include significant enhancements to how MAITC resources are promoted and communicated to educators. MAITC by the numbers for Fiscal Year 2023: Virtual Tours engaged over 15,000 students. Agriculture Literacy Grants impacted 3,610 students by supporting engaging classroom environments that infused agriculture in new ways. The Summer Teacher Tour series drew educators from 29 different counties in Minnesota.
Total Student Impact for 2022-2023 School Year
The unduplicated student impact number totaled 146,933.... this was the heavy lift, to move all educator and student engagement to a very custom cultivated Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM), but an absolute thrill to verify and document the details of the year. The robust websites supporting educators and students are reaching a growing audience. The growth trend provides a significant need, this is the perfect opportunity to consider increasing your investment and/or renew your past support decisions and be a part of the momentum of growth and know you are playing a role in our mission of Increasing Agricultural Literacy through K-12 Education.
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