New learning resource explains farming in ‘bite-sized’ chunks

Facts sheets a good fit for Alberta Open Farm Day

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Agriculture in the Classroom Canada has launched a new online resource called snapAG that allows students and others to explore hot topics affecting the agriculture industry.

The organization has created more than 40 two-page fact sheets covering topics such as farming basics, animal health, animal care, the environment, pesticides, food, growing crops, and organics.

“Ag in the Classroom develops resources for teachers and students,” said Karen Carle, ag education consultant with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “In this case, snapAG is factual information that is not necessarily curricular linked. It is bite-sized, easy to digest amounts of information, and a helpful resource that can also be used by producers, parents, and anyone interested in agriculture.”

The fact sheets, available in PDF format, are ideal for handing out to visitors at Alberta Open Farm Day, she said.

The snapAG fact sheets can be found at the Learn about Agriculture page on the Agriculture in the Classroom website.

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