Join us for the second year of our Follow the Farmers virtual farm tour program!

This program is designed to connect best to grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 curriculum.

Register ONCE to receive ongoing updates and FREE access to: 

  • links to attend 3 livestream events offered throughout the year that will include a farm tour and a live Q&A with the farmer. 
  • access to livestream event and farm tour recordings
  • classroom activities linked to grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 curriculum to extend students’ learning  
  • all year 2 registered teachers will also gain access to year 1 offerings

New for 2022! When you register for any of our AITC-M programs for the first time, you will first need to create your new teacher profile. Then you will log in to your new profile to register for the program. Save your username and password to register for future AITC-M programs. Teachers, if you registered for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month in March 2022, you have already created your teacher profile, username and password.

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Topics & Event Dates (2022-23)

Event 1: Follow the Canola FarmerWill Bergmann standing in a field of canola

Join us and Will Bergmann, from Bergmann Bros., out on his farm just south of Winnipeg, only a few minutes from the heart of the city. Students will learn all about canola including the seeds, planting, crop care, and harvest. 

Nita Sharda, a registered Winnipeg-based dietician, will also share about the nutritional benefits of canola oil and how we can use canola products in our everyday lives. 

Then extend the learning in your classroom by having students discover the properties and characteristics of canola oil while making their own salad dressing.

Livestream Event Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm 

Classroom Resources

Grades 3 & 5 Science and Grades 5 & 6 Food & Nutrition

  • Make Your Own Salad Dressing Using Canola Oil! – Teacher Guide
  • Make Your Own Salad Dressing Using Canola Oil! – Student Activity Booklet

Follow the Canola Farmer is supported by the Manitoba Canola Growers Association.

Event 2: Follow the Wheat Farmer Jason Rempel and family standing in a wheat field

Join us on Jason Rempel’s farm, Rempel Co. Acres., just east of New Bothwell, Manitoba. Students will learn all about wheat including planting, crop care, harvest and the nutrition wheat provides. Students will also learn about the combine harvester and all the simple machines that work together in the combine to separate the wheat grains from the plant!

Extend your student’s learning with our new ‘Simple Machines are Everywhere on the Farm!’ Resource.

Livestream Event Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 1:30 pm

Classroom Resources

Grade 5 Science – Forces and Simple Machines Cluster

  • Simple Machines are Everywhere on the Farm! – Teacher Guide
  • Simple Machines are Everywhere on the Farm! – Student Worksheet

Follow the Wheat Farmer is supported by Manitoba Crop Alliance.

Event 3: Follow the Beef FarmerAndre Steppler and family on their cattle farm

We are taking students out to Miami, Manitoba to Andre Steppler’s farm! Students will learn about beef production and how Andre cares for the environment and his animals so that he can provide safe, healthy, nutritious meat for us.

Then extend the learning in your classroom by having students complete our activity booklet built around what they learned in the farm tour video with fun crossword, word search, true and false questions and more!

Livestream Event Date
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 1:30 pm

Classroom Resources

Grade 3 - 5 Science & Nutrition

  • All About Beef - Student Activity Booklet

Follow the Beef Farmer is supported by Manitoba Beef Producers.

Year 1 Offerings

Teachers who register for Year 2 of our Follow the Farmers program will also have access to all our Follow the Farmers Year 1 offerings, which include:

  • Livestream Event Recordings with Farm Tour Videos and Farmer Q&A or Farm Tour Videos only
  • Teacher Guides
  • Classroom Resources

for each of our Year 1 Events:

  • Event 1: Weather to Farm
  • Event 2: Follow the Dairy Farmer
  • Event 3: Follow the Sheep Farmers
  • Event 4: Follow the Hog Farmers

Virtual Farm Tours made possible by the generous support of: