Growing the Next Generation aims to provide students of all ages with an understanding of sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship.
We provide educational programs for children and young people that teach the vital importance of agriculture and food security for the future of society. Agrium takes a leadership role in creating value-adding activities that are sustainable in the long term, result in positive change and can expand globally.
Our programs are curriculum, science and inquiry based, creating interest and adoption by educators and community groups worldwide. Many of our educational support programs outside of our business are directed at youth. At Agrium, we are strong advocates for farm safety and leadership development.
Our programs are often developed for youth and youth educators in partnership with not-for-profit organizations. By partnering with others to design and implement our educational programming we are able to extend reach and remain evolutionary in our offerings, thus achieving the greatest impact possible for students and educators.
Programs & Partners
Agrium works in partnership with stakeholders in the community to be a good neighbor – protecting, growing and enriching the communities in which we operate. In this essence, we strive to build and maintain positive relationships within our communities.
One way we accomplish this is by developing youth in mind, body and spirit through a variety of education programs. We categorize our educational programming into three focus areas:
Of the 12 youth programs supported, Agrium has led the development of three highly successful programs called Seed Survivor®, Caring for Our Watersheds® and Journey 2050™.
Additionally we’ve partnered to support the Calgary Zoo’s Grounds for Change, Little Green Thumbs, Nutrients for Life USA and Nutrients for Life Canada, 4H, Future Farmers of America, Progressive Ag Foundation, Alberta Children’s Hospital Horticultural Therapy, Agriculture for Life, Calgary Stampede and Exhibition, and Agriculture in the Classroom.
Our success is measured by stakeholder feedback and interest. We continually strive to improve the reach of our programs and the quality of the learning.
We work with thousands of organizations – here are a few that we collaborate with to share resources and expand programs: