Educational Links

4-H Ontario

“For over a century, 4-H Ontario has built youth into leaders in their communities and positive contributors to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, 4-H Ontario is open to all youth across the province. 4-H brings together youth aged 6-21 and passionate, engaged volunteer leaders to learn about selected topics through fun, hands-on activities, and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions, and national and international travel opportunities available.” 4-H Ontario (09/07/22)

Ag in the Classroom - Canada

“Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is a Canadian charitable organization with a vision to bring agriculture to every classroom, inspiring every student. Food connects us ALL to agriculture. In a complex and changing world, it is more important than ever to inspire the next generation to care about the food they eat, where it comes from, and how it gets to their plates.” AITC-C (09/07/22)

Ag in the Classroom - US

The Student Center offers interactive games for children to play online. The mission is to improve agricultural literacy in children and youth through educational tools such those found on the website. Outside of the games center, information that teachers can bring to the classroom can be found under the “Teacher Center”. 

AgScape

“As the voice of Agriculture in the Classroom Ontario, AgScape provides factual, balanced, curriculum-linked food literacy programs and resources to Ontario's educators and students. AgScape (registered incorporation name Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc.) is a registered charity incorporated under the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act of Ontario. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs provides partial funding in support of AgScape's programs and services.” Agscape (09/07/22)

Ag More Than Ever

“Ag More Than Ever engages in positive dialogue around ag and food, and creates trust between producers and consumers. Share your story online, and use #AgMoreThanEver when you do. Agriculture More Than Ever is a forum where the agriculture industry comes together to share pride for agriculture on social media. Its 96,000 followers across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter engage in positive dialogue around ag and food, which contributes to creating trust between producers and consumers.” Ag More Than Ever (09/07/22)

Canada's Food Guide

Canada’s Food Guide offers industry-backed nutrition advice to make healthy eating easier. 

Canadian Honey Council

Link directs to the educational resources and includes a Teachers Kits for grades 1 to 3. “The Canadian Honey Council is the national association of beekeepers representing apiculturists across Canada. The CHC provides a forum where producers, packers, professionals, provincial associations and officials from different levels of government can talk and recommend action in the best interests of the Canadian honey bee industry.  Currently, the CHC membership consists of representatives of provincial associations with the total number of beekeepers at approximately 13,000 managing over 810,000 colonies.” CHC (09/07/22)

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Dairy Farmers of Canada offers insight into the industry behind putting milk on Canadian’s table. Website includes many educational resources and the TeachNutritionTM is perfect for teachers to bring the information into the classroom.

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

“Dairy farming is the largest sector of Ontario agriculture, and Dairy Farmers of Ontario is the marketing group that represents them. It’s made up of the farmers who produce Ontario’s milk and dairy” DFO (09/07/22)

Egg Farmers of Ontario

“This site features information and videos about cooking with eggs and insights into the high-quality care our farmers give to deliver the eggs sold in your local grocery store. Through consumer research we learned many of you are interested in getting to know what motivates our egg farmers in Ontario. As a result, it is our pleasure to share with you what inspires Ontario egg farmers by presenting some of the 500 farm families featured in our Real Farmers. Real Eggs. campaign. We invite you to visit each farmer, try their family recipe and find your own favourite to share with your family.” Egg Farmers of Ontario (09/07/22)

Farm & Food Care Ontario

“Farm & Food Care Ontario is a registered Canadian charity and whole-sector coalition made up of representatives from all farming types and associated businesses and positions itself as the helpful expert on Ontario agriculture. Farm & Food Care Ontario brings farmers, agricultural professionals, related businesses, government organizations and other groups together with a mandate to build public trust in food and farming in Ontario and across Canada. Our sister organizations, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan and Farm & Food Care P.E.I, follow a similar mandate in each respective province. Both organizations collaborate on national initiatives.” Farm & Food Care Ontario (09/07/22)

Farm to Cafeteria Canada

“Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) is a pan-Canadian organization whose vision is ‘vibrant and sustainable regional food systems that support the health of people place and planet.’ F2CC works with partners across Canada to educate, build capacity, strengthen partnerships, and influence policy to bring local, healthy, and sustainable foods into all public institutions. Farm to school, farm to campus and farm to healthcare are all a part of the national Farm to Cafeteria Canada dialogue.” F2CC (09/07/22)

Foodland Ontario

Check out what food is in-season in your area! “Foodland Ontario is a consumer promotion program of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. It was established in 1977, and since then, has partnered with producers to champion, promote and support the consumption of fresh Ontario produce and processed agricultural foods. Foodland Ontario’s mission is to spread the word about the great taste, nutrition and economic benefits of buying Ontario food to all people in Ontario and in particular, grocery shoppers.” Foodland Ontario (09/07/22)

Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario

Check out Veggie Mania to print off a pack of playing cards that make it fun for children to eat vegetable! This site connects consumers and producers with the Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario for all there is to know about vegetable production in Ontario.

Glo Germ (hand washing)

“For several years Glo Germ has been providing materials for preschool and day care facilities to train providers and the children in proper handwashing procedures. Glo Germ provides the children with a visible understanding of what germs could look like.” Glo Germ (09/07/22)

Good In Every Grain

“Good in Every Grain wants to help you teach students where their food comes from. 92% of teachers doing our survey said schools should teach agriculture—we agree! Our free resources use real-life agriculture matters and unique and fun approaches to teach problem-solving, critical thinking, STEM skills and connections, life systems, sustainability and more.” Good in Every Grain (09/07/22)

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farmland across the province and generate over $4.1 billion in farm gate receipts.” GFO (09/07/22)

Grain Farmers of Canada

Grain Farmers of Canada offers insight into the various grain industries across Canada. “The Grain Growers of Canada provides a strong national voice for more than 50,000 active and successful farmers. We are an umbrella organization; that is, we represent the diverse & complex business interests of as many as 12 provincial and regional grower groups, coast to coast, from British Columbia to Atlantic Canada. We represent cereal crops: wheat, durum, barley and oats; pulse crops: peas and lentils; oilseed crops: soybeans and canola, as well as corn and beans. Our crops are produced safely and sustainably by producers utilizing the latest in science based production technologies right across the country. The grains sector in Canada is an important and steady contributor to our national economy, and a significant earner of foreign exchange.” GFC (09/07/22)

Health Canada

Find out more about health living in Canada, including product safety, food and nutrition and other health science topics.

Journey 2050

“The year 2050 is a key moment in time – the world’s population will be a projected 10 billion. As a result, food production needs are expected to rise by 60-70% and changing agronomic conditions will place pressure on agricultural yields. Journey 2050 is a FREE agriculture education program that challenges participants to answer the question, ‘How will we sustainably feed nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050?’” Journey 2050 (09/07/22)

Ontario Beef

“For sixty years, the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) has been a tough and credible advocate and unified voice for the province’s 19,000 beef farmers, representing all sectors of the industry. On behalf of its members, BFO advocates in the areas of sustainability, animal health and care, environment, food safety, and domestic and export market development. BFO’s vision is to foster a sustainable and profitable beef industry, and have Ontario beef recognized as an outstanding product by consumers.” BFO (09/07/22)

Ontario Curriculum

Ontario Curriculum provides parents and teachers an overview of provincial learning goals for students.

Ontario Farm Fresh

“Farm Fresh Ontario (FFO) was founded in 1973 as a not-for-profit, educational, and promotional organization. Its general membership is made up of dedicated Ontario farmers with a keen interest in promoting the direct farm sales industry (which includes on-farm markets and pick-your-own operations) and encouraging improvements and maintaining integrity in the industry.” FFO (09/07/22)

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

“OFA is  the trusted, farmer-led organization for Ontario’s farming community. We use our grassroots voice to advocate for a sustainable farming and food sector on issues that impact our more than 38,000 farm members, our industry and our rural communities. We are working for Farms and Food Forever.” OFA (09/07/22)

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture (OMAFRA) provides a complete overview of provincial resources related to food production and the environment.

Ontario Pork

“Ontario Pork represents the 1,064 farmers who market 5.9 million hogs in the province. The organization is engaged in many areas, including research, government representation, environmental issues, consumer education and food quality assurance. Ontario Pork is the first livestock commodity group in the province to set social responsibility benchmarks, demonstrating pork producers’ commitment to sustainable farming.” Ontario Pork (09/07/22)

Ontario Ministry of Education

Ontario Ministry of Education offers resources related to provincial education.

Ontario Soil and Crop

Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is a not-for-profit organization that represents all commodity groups across Ontario. The main purpose of the group is to be leaders in Producer education, Association development, Program delivery and Consumer outreach. Programs include be are not limited to: Ontario On-Farm Climate Action Fund, Canadian Agriculture Partnership, ONFARM, and  Species at Risk.

The Real Dirt on Farming

Food is connected to many of the big issues facing our society, from the cost of living and energy, to climate change, and health care. The Real Dirt on Farming is tackling those issues head-on to answer your questions, and to show you what we are doing to feed you safely, nutritiously, and sustainably.

Tomatosphere

“The award-winning Tomatosphere™ program has engaged more than three million students since its inception in 2001. Each year, over 15,000 Kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms across Canada use Tomatosphere™ as a way to investigate the effects of space on food to support human space travel. The results from Tomatosphere™ help Canadian scientists understand some of the issues related to long-term space exploration.” Tomatosphere (09/07/22)