On Nova Scotia Farms: A Guide to Nova Scotia Agriculture and Activity Book

On Nova Scotia Farms provides a comprehensive overview of agriculture and can serve as a reference document for teachers at any grade level. The book points out curriculum linkages and suggests in-class learning activities.

On Nova Scotia Farms is a reference guide providing an overview of the agriculture sector for teachers. There are also profiles of each subsector and information on topics such as agricultural careers and environmental sustainability. The accompanying activity book supports teachers in creating opportunities for developing learning competencies while meeting curriculum outcomes in Health Education, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics in most grade levels.

The agriculture and agri-food industry are an integral part of the Opportunities include Nova Scotians’ strong support for their community through the Buy Local Movement. Challenges include labour shortages and changing weather patterns caused by climate change.

On Nova Scotia Farms: A Guide to Nova Scotia Agriculture and Activity Book provides:

  • 132-page resource book with background information
  • 72-page Activity book with guiding questions and activities for all grade levels
  • staff support to answer questions

This resource book is available to Nova Scotia public school teachers at any time throughout the year. Teachers can order one copy to use as a reference book in their classroom or one copy for each student in the class for more focused lessons on agriculture.

This program is also available in French.


Teachers in Nova Scotia public schools are eligible to apply. Private schools will be accepted based on availability.

How to apply

  1. Determine if On Nova Scotia Farms: A Guide to Nova Scotia Agriculture and Activity Book is a good fit for your classroom.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. The Department of Agriculture will review all applications.
  4. Teachers will be contacted with resource details.

How long it takes

Teachers will be notified within 5 business days that their application has been received and for details for delivery.


There is no cost to participate in this program.

Important dates

This resource is available throughout the year.

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Other ways to apply

If you are unable to apply online, contact the Agricultural Education office at 902-893-6575 or

Contact Information

Agricultural Education Office
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6575