2023 Read ME Agriculture
March 20 – 24, Grades Pre-K to 4th
Every classroom that participates will receive the hardcover book and accompanying Educator's Guide. The 2023 program will be a hybrid model where classrooms can decide from in-person and virtual options.
2023 MAITC Teacher of the Year
Selina Greene Warren
From Kingfield Elementary School
At the MAITC Annual Meeting Nancy McBrady, Director of the Maine Bureau of Agriculture, presented our new 2023 Teacher of the Year Award to Selina Greene Warren of Kingfield Elementary School, where she teaches Kindergarten and provides school garden curriculum to grades Pre-K to 4.
The Northeast Livestock Expo Kids Day
Back on May 18, 2023
NELE Kids Day will be BACK for 2023 at the Windsor Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 18th! This is a full day field trip opportunity for Grade K-6 students! Up to 30 different exhibits to visit with agricultural animals, insects, history, and more! Bus transportation reimbursements will be available for schools within a 60 mile radius of Windsor Fairgrounds on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Summer Teachers Institute
July 31 – August 4, 2023
University of Maine Presque Isle and surrounding area 28 Contact Hours or 2.8 CEU's will be awarded.
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.