The Agriculture in the Classroom council consists of seven individuals including six appointed council members and the superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent’s designee.

The mission of Agriculture in the Classroom is to develop and conduct programs for K-12 agriculture education, and the training of teachers and students in agricultural curriculum activities.

Funding for Agriculture in the Classroom is included in the Agriculture Commissioner’s budget. It includes approximately $100,000 per biennium to develop and conduct programs for K-12 agriculture education.


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Harvest of the Month Calendar Art Contest

The North Dakota Ag in the Classroom Calendar Art Contest is back, this year with a new spin!

North Dakota students in grades 3-5 are welcome to submit original artwork celebrating the harvests of North Dakota agriculture.

The calendar will celebrate twelve harvests, including summer produce, wheat and honey, fall produce, sunflowers, sugar beets and Christmas trees, potato and root crops, pulses, dry beans, peas and lentils, Pride of Dakota, What does your garden grow?, beef, dairy and corn.

Be creative as you think about how to represent the abundance of these harvests in North Dakota. Entries could be the crops growing, the harvest of the crop, the foods you enjoy made from these harvests, products made from the harvest, how you would plan your own harvest and more. Be creative and use rich colors in your artwork!

More information is provided in the registration packet below.

The artwork must be postmarked by March 8, 2021. (Post date extended to March 12, 2021!)

We look forward to receiving the entries and seeing the ND harvest through the eyes of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders!

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Ag in the Classroom Contacts

Kara Haff

Pride of Dakota / AITC Specialist