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Ag in the Classroom national conference is coming to Minneapolis, June 25-28

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The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” is hosting the “Land of 10,000 Ag Opportunities” at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 25-28 in Minneapolis.

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For the first time in its 28 year history, the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) program is hosting agricultural literacy supporters from all across the nation. The Ag in the Classroom program provides school teachers a wealth of opportunities for embedding agriculture, food and natural resources education into the K-12 curriculum.

“We’re looking forward to showcasing Minnesota’s vibrant agriculture sector,” says Karolyn Zurn, vice chair, Minnesota Ag in the Classroom “We’ve offering a little something for everyone — and we want those attending to have fun learning and networking.”

Zurn, from Callaway, states that Red River Sugar Beet Growers and RDO John Deere graciously awarded registrations for this event to two local teachers, Dave Swanson of Hawley and Trescha Mitchell of Detroit Lakes.

The conference brings together classroom teachers, informal educators, program volunteers and staff, and leaders in agriculture and education. The major keynote will feature Andrew Zimmern, internationally known TV personality, chef and food writer, and co-creator and host of the television show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference will be held at the Marriot City Center in downtown Minneapolis.

Early registration by April 15 is $375. By May 15, registration is $400. After May 15 the cost is $425.

Register online at www.agclassroom.org/conference2013. Or for more information, contact Al Withers at alan.withers@state.mn.us or 651-201-6688.

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