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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree, and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.

ATA President Schilling’s 2023 Convention Greeting. WATCH IT HERE!

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Thursday, February 23 • 11:40am - 12:40pm
Bringing Agriculture into the Classroom

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From gate to plate, we educate! As the Alberta representative of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada, Agriculture for Life provides K-12 teachers with engaging programming materials to bring agriculture to life in the classroom! Join us to explore our collection of curriculum-linked resources including on-line and downloadable lesson plans, student publications, hands-on activities, and more. From classroom garden manuals and seed kits, to career exploration events and sustainability youth challenges, our student programs are designed to get students thinking critically about where their food comes as well as their place/role in the food system. We hope to engage, educate, and inspire both rural and urban students of all ages to understand the incredible depth and opportunity that agriculture affords in the province of Alberta and beyond.

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Nanita Blomquist

Nanita grew up on a farm in central Alberta, where she still resides and farms with her family. With a passion for Agriculture, Nanita completed her B.Sc in Agriculture at the University of Alberta. With over 20 years of experience in the Agriculture industry, Nanita had the opportunity... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2023 11:40am - 12:40pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2208
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