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young boy in a canola field

Rural Alberta students promote ag in Calgary

Acme high school students became teachers for a day

Reading Time: < 1 minute Two high school students from Acme — Monique Uittenbogerd and Maria Penner — recently became teachers for the day, educating over 100 Little Green Thumbs elementary students in Calgary about life on the farm. The Little Green Thumbs program is part of Ag for Life’s educational outreach efforts and informs 5,000 students across Alberta about […] Read more

Rural students create chemistry with BASF Kids’ Lab

Hands-on chemistry program helps students learn about science and agriculture

Reading Time: < 1 minute BASF Canada and Earth Rangers are expanding BASF Kids’ Lab, a series of hands-on chemistry workshops developed by BASF for students in Grades 4 through 6, to rural schools across Western Canada. The program has already reached more than 1,200 Canadian students and is now expanding into additional communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba with […] Read more


tractor hauling food to a food drive

Alberta students rally to help out food banks

Reading Time: < 1 minute A farm tractor pulling a trailer drove down the streets of Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe and stopped at eight schools earlier this month. And each time, hordes of students brought bag after bag of donations for area food banks. More than 2,000 participated in FCC Drive Away Hunger — an 11-year-old program that has […] Read more

New student nutrition program

Education initiative to focus on students from Grades 7 to 9

Reading Time: < 1 minute AARD release – Alberta Milk and the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency are partnering on a nutrition education program for Grades 7 to 9 students. Based on a Dairy Farmers of Canada program from Ontario, the Power 2 Be Me (P 2B Me), “encourages importance of the foods found on Canada’s Food Guide, which includes […] Read more


Wheat commission offering ag scholarships

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Alberta Wheat Commission is offering two $1,000 scholarships for students entering the agriculture program at the universities of Alberta and Lethbridge. “These scholarships will encourage talented young students to start a career in agriculture and ensure continued success of Alberta’s wheat industry,” says commission chair Kent Erickson. The undergraduate scholarships will be awarded starting […] Read more

Classroom Agriculture Program needs volunteers

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) is looking for volunteers from April to June to deliver in-class presentations to Calgary and area Grade 4 students. “This year in Calgary we had a record number of schools register for the CAP program,” says Karen Spelay, the program’s general manager. “Over 260 classes are registered to receive the […] Read more