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Agriculture is our past and our future! Agricultural literacy is for tomorrow...

The First Annual Local Foods Culinary Competition Challenge

The griddles and ovens are now turned off at the UMaine Food Pilot Plant and Commercial Kitchen but the scents linger from the first Local Food Competition for CTE Culinary Arts Programs. On April 28, seven teams from five Maine Career & Technical Education High School Culinary Arts Programs competed to demonstrate their skills in preparing local, seasonal Maine foods.

2022 National Agriculture in the Classroom "Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture" Award

Abby Plummer

A fifth and sixth grade teacher at Edna Drinkwater School in Northport, ME, uses lessons across all subjects, an after-school garden club, a school greenhouse and student-run farm stand to bring ag literacy to her students and others in kindergarten through eighth grade.

2022 Teacher of the Year

Stacey Sanborn

Congratulations to Stacey Sanborn our Maine Agriculture in the Classroom 2022 Teacher of the Year! Stacey teaches 4th grade at Manchester Elementary School in Windham where she has been co-coordinator of the school garden and orchard for 18 years. Her curriculum includes agricultural topics in Science, Math, Maine Studies, Literature, art, nutrition and more!

Maine AITC Summer Teachers Institute

University of Maine Orono on August 2 – 4, 2022

A full 3 days of on-campus and traveling workshops will include aquaculture facilities, school gardens, the research farm and more. All participants will leave with armloads of materials, megabytes of technology, and new partnerships and ideas for integrating agriculture into your classes.


Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

The Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is an online, searchable, and standards-based curriculum map for K-12 teachers and contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards.


Maine's first ever agricultural specialty license plate!

$10 from the sale of each set of this colorful plate will be transferred to a special fund for agricultural education programs in Maine administered by the Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Council.