Alberta Agriculture Resources

Farmers 2050

Farmers 2050 started in schools as a curriculum-based program called Journey 2050. As students explore world food sustainability they make inquiry-based decisions to see the ripple effect on local and global sustainability.

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Alberta Beef Resources K – Gr. 5

Alberta Beef Producers have produced lesson plans, teacher resources, and posters for educators. Topics include the jobs associated with the beef industry, urban and rural communities, animal care and feed, and integrates the topics to a variety of curriculum subjects.

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Mythbusting 101: Organic Farming > Conventional Agriculture

Scientific America blog post addresses issues that surround organic farming, food production, and feeding the global population.

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Agriculture in Alberta – Teacher Toolkit

The Teacher Toolkit provides teacher, parents, and students a foundation to better understand Alberta's agriculture industry. Included in the kit are facts, figures, and a breakdown of the various crops and livestock that are raised in Alberta.

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Grade 4-6, Lesson Plans for Growing Food at School

The lesson plans focus on connecting growing food to math, science, art, and language curriculum objectives.

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Grade 10-12, Lesson Plans for Growing Food At School

With a number of different of the curriculum objectives intersecting with agri-food topics, growing food at schools provides high school student a valuable way to connect and interact with the topics. At this page, there are a number of different lesson plans that can be used by high school educators to integrate agriculture and food topics into the classroom.

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Kindergarten – Gr. 3 Lesson Plans for Growing Food at School

We have created a series of lesson plans that integrate growing food in class with math, language, science, and art curriculum objectives for educators to use.

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Where Does Food Come From

The article explores how agriculture is one of the few topics that connects to every student’s life and is something they will engage in several times each day.

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Ag Worker Shortage

The Canadian Agriculture Human Resource Council infographic outlines the impact that the current shortage of agriculture employees have on all Canadians and the beef sector.

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A Day In the Life of a Feedlot Operator

For a taste of what a typical feedlot day looks like, join the Alberta Cattle Feeders for this beautiful video tour of Alberta feedlot, Kolk Farms Ltd.

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AgCareers – Job Profiles

Explore the top careers in agricultural and find out the education needed, recommended high school coursework, job outlook and typical employer.

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Soil Testing Experiment and Lesson Plan

Whether you are planting crops or flowers in your classroom or in the schoolyard, testing the soil for pH and nutrient levels is a good idea, and can be a great introduction to plant needs and real-world chemistry.

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Global Hero – App

Featuring the 17 United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), Global Hero allows users to compete in 17 mini-games that showcase each goal at a high level. Connect and challenge your Facebook friends to earn the top spot on the leaderboard! The different games help players understand concepts like food security and sustainable agriculture.

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GMO Answers

More than 100 experts have contributed to this site including independent experts in leading academic institutions, industry groups and representatives from member companies.

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Growing the next Generation

The Growing the next Generation website compiles resources on environmental stewardship, nutrient stewardship, and sustainable agriculture and how the agriculture industry is meeting the food demands of a growing population. Browse the site for teaching materials, the latest news on programs and resources for the classroom.

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Agriculture in the Classroom

The Agriculture in the Classroom website has resources, games, and lesson plans that help introduce and educate teachers, parents, and students about the agriculture industry.

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Barley in Alberta

Alberta produces half Canada's total barley.

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Teacher Resources – Canola

The www.learncanola.com website provides reliable canola information: curriculum-based for teachers, science-focused for parents, project-based for youth leaders and ‘fun’ for youth.

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What is Canola?

Do you ever wonder what those bright yellow fields are on the Canadian prairies? That's canola! The tiny cross-shaped yellow flowers identify the plants as a part of the crucifer family and, more specifically, they belong to a section (or genus) of the family called Brassica. Brassica plants include mustard, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and turnip. The canola plant produces tiny seeds that are later crushed to extrude canola oil, one of the most widely used oils in kitchens around the world!

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Beef vs Dairy Cattle

Learn about the difference between the cattle raised for milk production and beef.

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