Apples                                                                        September 2015   

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Come find NHAITC at these events:

Belknap County School-to-Farm Day
September 22nd and 23rd
Ramblin' Vewe Farm
Gilford, NH

NEA-NH Fall Conference
October 9th
Bow High School

Londonderry Career Day
Londonderry Middle School
October 14th

NH Science Teachers Conference
November 2nd
Church Landing, Meredith

NH Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
November 13th
The Margate Resort
Laconia, NH
Links of Interest

Ready-to-go materials to promote local food in your classroom, cafeteria and community.

A searchable database of instructional, classroom-ready resources.

Debbi Cox

State Coordinator

(603) 224-1934

295 Sheep Davis Road

Concord, NH  03301


Deb Robie, 

Grafton County Coordinator

Grants Available
CHS, Inc., a leading agricultural cooperative, is offering five classroom grants nationwide.  The $1,500 grants will be awarded to kindergarten through 12th grade core education teachers whose innovative classroom projects use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, nutrition, science and/or social studies. The deadline for grant proposals is September 15, 2015.

We have heard that not many applications have been submitted, so apply now!  The grant guidelines, rubric, and application can be found here


Apples are a New Hampshire fall tradition. Not only are apples the basis for fun outings, nutritious snacks and tasty desserts, they offer a great educational opportunity. In addition to learning about the life cycle of apples, lessons are available which incorporate math, social studies, nutrition, art and literacy.

Did you know that . . . 
  • In 2012, 215 farms in New Hampshire grew apples.
  • Apples are a member of the rose family of plants, along with pears, peaches, plums and cherries.
  • The science of apple growing is called pomology.
  • Most apples are still picked by hand.
  • Americans eat more apples per capita than any other fruit (fresh and processed combined). In 2012-13, Americans ate an average of 15.9 pounds of fresh apples, and 28.4 pounds of processed apples (juice, cider, sauce, etc.), for a combined total of 44.3 pounds. (Source: USDA Economic Research Service)
  • It takes about 36 apples to make one gallon of cider.
  • 25% of an apple's volume is air - that is why they float
  • It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
Most facts taken from "Fun Facts about Apples." Fun Apple Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 July 2015.
Classroom Connection

An Apple Themed Unit  (grades K-3)
A variety of math, language arts and science activities.

FoodMaster: Fruits   (grades 3-5
Students examine 5 fruits, draw detailed pictures, classify, learn about chemical reactions and create a Venn diagram.

contains information about apples, bright pictures, classroom activities and agricultural careers.

Apples: A Class Act    (grades 4-6)
Apple information and activities cover  science, nutrition, social studies, art, math and writing

a variety of lessons, crafts and other ideas based on apples

Contact our office to learn about books in our resource library which are available for loan.
Teacher of the Year Awards

New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom is bringing back Teacher of the Year Awards. Some of the amazing work being done in classrooms throughout the state should be recognized.  Awards will be given to one pre-K through 5th teacher and one 6th through 12th grade teacher who integrate agricultural concepts into traditionally non-agricultural curricula.  Applications are due no later than November 1, 2015.

NH Agriculture in the Classroom            295 Sheep Davis Rd        Concord, New Hampshire 03301
email:          (603) 224-1934