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A Unique Public/Private Partnership

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) has a long-standing working relationship with the state's agriculture and education communities. Established in 1985, the program exists as a unique public/private partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the MAITC Foundation. While program staff is based at the Department, funds to allow for the development, printing and marketing of educational materials and programs are raised and managed by the Foundation. This successful collaboration has garnished the program important credibility and continuity within the state's education community while consistently being able to offer free educational resources to a myriad of audiences wanting to immerse themselves in learning about agriculture, food and natural resources.

MAITC Foundation Board of Directors
Ahnna Compart, Compeer Financial
Vice Chair
Miles Kuschel, Farm Bureau
Tom Walsh, Riverview Dairy
  • Glen Schmidt, Farmers Union
  • Jen Wagner-Lahr, AURI
  • Scott Winslow, MN Corn
  • Josh Kukowski, Educator
  • Lori Cox, Roots Return Heritage Farm LLC
  • Jenna Davis, Midwest Dairy Assoc
  • Katie Davis, MN Beef Council
  • Dr. Steven Geis, North Trail Elementary
  • Tiffany Kortbein, Greenvale Park Elementary
  • Pam Debele, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council
Ex-Officio Directors
  • Paul Hugunin, Ag Marketing & Development, MN Department of Agriculture
  • Kari Schwab, Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC)
  • Keri Sidle, Education Specialist
  • Sue Knott, Education Specialist
  • MAITC-MN Department of Agriculture
  • Ann Marie Ward, Executive Director
  • MAITC Foundation P.O. Box 987, Bemidji, MN 56619-0987
    218-556-1436 | Email