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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 22, 2016

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom offers teacher tours

K-12 teachers to discover agriculture offers something for everyone

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC), a K-12 agricultural literacy program based at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, is leading a two-day summer teacher tour. Participating teachers will learn about Minnesota’s diverse agricultural industry and what it has to offer to them as consumers, and to society as a whole. Each teacher will be encouraged to integrate knowledge gained from this experience when they return to the classroom this fall. This tour is co-sponsored by the MAITC Program and the MAITC Foundation.

What: MAITC Summer Teacher Tour

Who: K-12 classroom teachers and other school leaders

When: Monday and Tuesday, July 25-26, 2016; 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: Monday – Leaf Line Medical Cannabis Production, Cottage Grove, Ferndale Turkey Farm and Market, Cannon Falls, and Mahoney Registered Dairy Farm near Cannon Falls

Tuesday – Upper River Services on the Mississippi, St. Paul, and Stakman-Borlaug Center for Sustainable Plant Health and the Minnesota Forever Green Initiative, both located on the University of Minnesota campus at St. Paul

The MAITC program has a 31 year history of providing educational resources to K-12 educators to cultivate an understanding and appreciation for the food and fiber system we rely upon daily.
Media interested in attending the tour should contact Allen Sommerfeld, MDA Communications, 651-201-6185 for a full itinerary and details.

CONTACT: Allen Sommerfeld, MDA Communications
651-201-6185, allen.sommerfeld@state.mn.us

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