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Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom


Professional Development


MAITC leads professional development workshops for K-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, agriculture producers, and volunteers at colleges and conferences around the state every year.

Upcoming Professional Development Webinar

Global Food Security in the Classroom
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Calling all teachers of students grades 9-12! Join Jessica Blosberg (MN Ag in the Classroom Regional Specialist), Mary Buschette (MN Youth Institute Coordinator), and Eric Sawatzke (West Central Area School Agriculture Teacher) to learn about how to bring global awareness, issues around fighting hunger, and knowledge of agriculture to your students. We will explore (free!) lesson plans from Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom, hear about (free!) opportunities for students through the World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF) and Minnesota Youth Institute, and learn about the Global Guides professional development program through the WFPF. All three hosts bring personal knowledge of the internships available to students, experience with opportunities for participants to meet global leaders and researchers, and are excited to invite you to be a part of bringing global agriculture to your classroom. Join us as we show you step-by-step how to inspire your students to join the fight against hunger around the world.


Contact MAITC Regional Specialist Jessica Blosberg.

Customized Workshops

Customized workshops provide opportunities to gain resources and ideas for embedding authentic agricultural examples within science, social studies, math, language arts and health/nutrition curricula. Contact MAITC staff to request a in-person or virtual workshop for your group.

Workshops can be customized to fit your needs. Sample options include:

  • One-four hour workshop during an in-service day
  • 30-60 minute Interaction with a focused group such as grade-level team, PLC, etc.
  • 15-20 minute presentation during faculty meeting

The typical workshop format includes whole group activities, hands-on experience with lessons and curricula and sharing samples of our free educational resources. MN Ag in the Classroom Education Specialists share academic standards-based, ag focused activities throughout the workshop.