Throughout 2023, with the help of our commodity partners, we'll be taking a closer look at foundational Manitoba commodities and the people who help produce the food we eat. May 15-19 is Cereal Crops Week!

Teachers, follow along on our social media for:

  • Fun facts about how cereal crops such as barley and wheat are grown, and what they can be used for
  • Profiles of Manitoba wheat and barley farmers and what they’re doing to promote environmental stewardship, feed the world, and more
  • AITC-M Connections to cereals through our classroom programs and resources, and professional development opportunities for educators

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Our Cereals Week Partner

Thank you to Manitoba Crop Alliance for your support of Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba. Your generosity makes Cereal Crops Week possible.

Based in Carman, Manitoba Crop Alliance represents over 7,700 Manitoba farmers, who grow wheat, barley, corn, sunflower and/or flax. Manitoba Crop Alliance strives to continuously improve the competitiveness and profitability of these crops through research, agronomy, market access and development, and communications.

Agriculture literacy matters to Manitoba Crop Alliance

“Today’s students are our future leaders, voters and consumers of agricultural products. Many kids have never been exposed to a farm, so it’s important they have opportunities to learn about where their food comes from, how it’s produced, and how farmers are stewards of the land.”

AITC-M Connections

Our cereal crop-themed programs and resources can help bring your curriculum to life across a range of subjects. From science, technology, and nutrition to history, careers, and the environment, there's no limit to the ways these crops can enhance your lessons.

Manitoba Seed Kit

Grades 3 to 6: A hands-on, interactive resource that introduces your class to the diversity of crops grown right here in Manitoba – including cereals!

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Healthy Food from Healthy Farms

Grades 1 to 6: Go behind the scenes of your favourite snack foods – and the people who produce them – with this video and activity set.

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From Wheat to Bread

Grade 5: There’s a lot of science that goes into turning wheat into bread. Engage your students in exploring properties of and changes in substances.

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Food Inc.: An Alternate View

Grades 9 to 12: If you are showing your students the film Food Inc., here are some resources to explore different viewpoints, encourage critical thinking, foster media literacy, and stimulate discussion in the classroom.

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Eat Well: Exploring Canada's Food Guide

Grades 5 to 8: Interactive lessons, display materials and playing cards designed to help students explore Canada’s Food Guide for healthy eating – including foods from cereal crops.

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Foundations of Manitoba Agriculture

Grades K to 12:A series of interactive courses and information sheets that explore the different crops grown and animals raised in Manitoba, including wheat.

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Enhance Your Curriculum: Ask a Cereal Crop Specialist

To make learning even more exciting, we're offering a chance to win a classroom prize!

Simply use one of our cereals-focused resources in your classroom and submit a question about cereal crops via the form below. We'll share your questions with an agronomy specialist, who will provide answers that we'll post on our social media channels during Cereal Crops Week.

Give your students a chance to learn about some of the world's most important crops. You’ll automatically be entered into a prize draw for a pizza party for your classroom, courtesy of Manitoba Crop Alliance!

Contest now closed.

Find out more

To learn more about how wheat is produced, visit Canada’s Wheat Story.