We believe it is important for students, our community and our economy to have agriculture part of our Massachusetts classrooms.
MAC has developed a strong network of educators and partners in our efforts to enhance and promote agricultural awareness and education in Massachusetts . Together with our partners, our programs and services seek to create a new generation that better understands and appreciates the importance of agriculture to our community, society and economy.
Since 1983, we have reached more than 13,000 teachers and farm educators through our educational initiatives.
Our programs give teachers and other educators the knowledge and resource they need to take agriculture into the classroom. Our key programs include:
Since 1994, MAC has awarded over 300 mini-grants totaling more than $215,000 to educators across Massachusetts.
Our teacher cohort program, SAGE, teaches teachers and gives them the knowledge and resources to integrate agriculture into their classroom. Click here to learn more.
WORKSHOPS ON THE FARM
Since 1996, MAC has conducted more than 200 "Seasonal Workshops on the Farms" across the state.
Each year, Mass Ag in the Classroom hosts conferences with multiple sessions of concurrent workshops related to agriculture, garden-based education and natural resource conservation.