Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and Farm and Food Care have teamed up to publish a 36-page document called The Real Dirt on Farming in the Classroom. | Screencap via realdirtonfarming.ca

New ‘Real Dirt’ tool developed for teachers

Canadian teachers have a new tool to talk about agriculture in their classroom. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and Farm and Food Care have teamed up to publish a 36-page document called The Real Dirt on Farming in the Classroom. It provides lesson plans so students can learn about animal welfare, crops and plants, sustainability […] Read more

Nadia Mori, Outstanding Young Agrologist Award recipient, rehearses with Alfie, her forage management informed puppet,
in the studio at the University of Saskatchewan. |  Tennessa Wild photo

Agrology hits the stage

Nadia Mori divides her time between working as a forage specialist and performing as a budding actress on the stage of Saskatoon’s Greystone Theatre. “The more I got into the fine arts of acting degree, I was looking for options how I could merge those two passions, because ultimately that’s what I hope to do,” […] Read more

Judy Krall has been bringing her Ontario farm to the classroom through Skype and FaceTime. | Submitted photo

Farm goes virtual to teach Ont. students

DRESDEN, Ont. — An Ontario farm couple is sending a real message to elementary children through virtual hookups. Judy and Doug Krall, who produce eggs and grow crops, use computer programs such as Skype and FaceTime to communicate live with students through smartphones and tablets. Biosecurity is definitely not an issue. “This is a great […] Read more


Several Saskatchewan teachers participated recently in an environment education program. It included a presentation on ranching and the environment from Les Johnston, left, who raises cattle near Fillmore, Sask.  |  Karen Briere photo

Teaching the teachers

Farm tour enlightens | Conservation, grazing and stewardship among topics discussed

FILLMORE, Sask. — Field trips are usually for students, but Sask­atchewan teachers recently took one of their own to learn about sustainable development. Some were surprised to find out how much they didn’t know about how people use the land and re-sources. Bill Sherven grew up in rural Sask-atchewan and teaches at St. Augustine school […] Read more