Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom is a small, private non-profit organization that has been working since 1984 to provide agricultural education and training. Our agricultural educational programs now reach more than 13,000 teachers and other educators annually, helping them to bring agriculture to life for their students by making the connection between the foods, fibers and other agricultural products they use every day and their agricultural roots, while also connecting these lessons to the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks.
MAC has developed a strong network of educators and is recognized as a leader in promoting agricultural awareness and education. This small non-profit is guided and managed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. Our greatest asset and most enthusiastic support comes from the farmers whom we serve by providing awareness about the importance of agriculture and the many teachers whom we reach through our workshops, conferences, summer graduate course, mini-grants, educational newsletter, curriculum and website.
"The mission of Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom is to foster an awareness and learning in all areas related to the food and agriculture industries and the economic and social importance of agriculture to the state, nation and the world."