Past Events

Regional Manager Kent, presenting at the 67th Annual Manitoba Soil Science Society Conference and Annual General Meeting

Our very own Kent Lewarne was invited to speak at this year's Manitoba Soil Science Society Conference and AGM in a Plenary session- Soil Sceince Education and  Extension 

Kent will be discussing the topic of, “Agriculture - Who's Telling Your Story” and participating in the panel!

Learn more about the event here

We would like to thank the MSSS for the invitation!

PEI Teachers Convention

Stop by booth 23 to see Tamara and pick up some great resources on plant and soil science!!

Join Us At Our Saskatchewan Teacher Institute!

Join Regional Manager, Candace, for the day!


Nutrients for Life is hosting a Teacher Institute at the Yara Belle Plaine Nitrogen Fertilizer Facility

** A one day AGMAZING event focused on SK Agriculture’s Role in Global Food Security ** 

Complete with a facility tour, exciting presentations, networking, lunch and take home classroom resources! Curricular connections to outdoor leadership, outdoor education, environmental science, and biology.  Space is limited !


9:30 AM - Meet in Regina @ Lowes Home Improvement Center - Parking Lot (4555 Gordon Rd, Regina, SK S4W 0B7) 

Bus transportation to Yara Belle Plaine Fertilizer Facility 

10:30 AM - Yara Belle Plaine • • Growing a Nature-Positive Food Future 

Tour of the location - one of North America’s newest nitrogen fertilizer facilities working to improve the efficiency and 

sustainability of food production, research and the importance of synthetic nutrients in food production 

12:30 PM - Lunch 

1:00 PM - Nutrients for Life • • SK Farmers Role in Sustainability 

SK AG Facts, 4R Nutrient Stewardship, Nutrients for the Mind (Classroom Resources) 

1:30 PM - Viterra • • SK Made Canola on the Global Scale 

Why canola is awesome, canola production in SK and importance to the global market 

2:30 PM - Depart back to Regina 

EMAIL Candace Mitschke, SK Regional Manager at 


Science Teachers on Nova Scotia

Join us for a day of learning all about Nova Scotia Agriculture.  It will be a full day of hands-on activities to bring agriculture, food, science, and engineering to incorporate into your classroom.  Open to all grade levels.  It promises to be a great day of learning complete with a farm tour

This is a partnership between Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture, Agriculture in the Classroom Nova Scotia, and Nutrients for Life Canada.

Lunch and snacks will be provided, please let us know of any dietary restrictions, including allergies.

Please advise if there are any mobility challenges so that we may accommodate.

Close toed shoes are required, and please dress appropriately for the weather as we will be in and out throughout the day.

We will be dividing the teachers by grade level so the content is relevant to curriculum outcomes, please indicate what grade level (s) you teach.

62 Cumming Dr, Bible Hill, NS B2N 4H5

8:30 AM- 3:30 PM

Minimum 10 - Maximum 40

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Regina Teachers’ Convention 2023

Join Candace at this year's convention!  Stop by and pick up some new classroom swag or learn more about our plant and soil science resources!

STAM MTS PD Day at Kelburn Farms

Join our NFL Canada team at Kelburn Farms (1228 Kelburn Rd, Howden MB) for STAM (Science Teachers Association of Manitoba) and MTS (Manitoba Teacher's Society) for an engaging day on October 20th!  The event will be from 9 AM until 3:30.

Grades 9-12 

Join us for a full day, to walk through a ready to use series of lessons! This teaching package can be utilized in Grade 10 Social Studies and/or Grade 10 Science but could also be used for Global Issues, Agriculture or a Current Topics in Science course. 

NFL Canada hosts Student Summit at Kelburn Farm

NFL Canada is hosting 8 High Schools with  students from Australia and England attending!

The 3-day event will be jammed pack  with great speakers, hands-on activities and tours!

NFL Canada hosts Grade 10 Field Studies Program

The NFL Canada will be hosting 12 classes from the Winnipeg area to bring agricultural science to life at Kelburn Farm!  Our staff will help to draw links to agriculture and everyday life as well as agricultural sustainability!

September 26-29

We are heading on a Journey in Manitoba- cancelled

Due to low registration we have decided to cancel this event- we are sorry for any  inconvenience  this may have caused.

Hey Manitoba Teachers!!
We are taking a journey to bring sustainable agriculture to the classroom
Sustainable Agriculture 
Engaging Teachers in the Conversation

What: Nutrients for Life Teacher Institute
When: Tuesday August 29th – 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM & Wednesday  August 30th – 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM 
Where: Journey begins at Kelburn Farm, 1228 Kelburn Road, Howden, MB
Who: Capacity for 25 teachers  (Apply Early)
Application: On-line applications deadline Friday June 16th, Acceptance notification by Wednesday, June 21st.
Travel: Some accommodation is available for participants outside of Winnipeg, please contact us
Cost: $75 due on acceptance (includes meals and required accommodation)



Tentative Agenda

Day 1


What’s Happening

Topic Presentation


8:00 AM

Registration – Meet and GreetContinental Breakfast Provided 


Farm Tour and Crop DisplayRichardson PioneerBrian Hellegards & summer students. 


Plant Genomics and Plant BreedingTBD  


Nutrition Break  


Wetland Management – ie Grow Program (Growing Outcomes in Watersheds) TBD Manitoba Watershed District or DU Canada 


Crop Surveillance, Precision AgRichardson Pioneer 

12:00 PM

Let’s Eat LunchLunch Provided 


Board Bus to Glenlea    


National Center for Livestock and the Environment -- Glenlea Research StationU of M Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science  


Nutrition Break  


Board Bus to Farm  


Farm TourTBD 


Bus to Kelburn  


Reflections Nutrients for Life  


Let's Eat Dinner Kelburn Farm 


Depart Kelburn Farm - See you in the morning! Hotel guests – Happy Hour

Day 2 


What’s Happening

Topic Presentation


8:00 AM

Registration – Meet and GreetContinental Breakfast 


Impacts of Agriculture for Mb Economy and career opportunitiesBioScience Association of Manitoba 


Nutrients for Life Stations

  • Soil and Water testing
  • H2Know & Journey 2050
 Nutrients for LifeNFL Team


Nutrition Break  


Nutrients for Life Stations

  • Soil Properties
  • Biodiversity and Wetland
Nutrients for Life -NFL Team


Nutrients for Life Website, Supports and Events

    Nutrients for LifeNFL Team


Wrap Up  

12:00 PM



Depart Kelburn  

Virtual Professional Development!

Your Invited!
Join teachers from across Canada and the United States for our Virtual Professional Development!
July 24 - 28, 2023 via Zoom
10:00 – 11:30 AM CT 

Each day we will host a live event and have independent study. Participants in the seminar will receive a package with resource and materials needed for the workshop.

 Using the Nutrients for Life Foundation resources, educators will learn the scientific reasoning behind soil, nutrients and sustainable practices used to grow enough food to feed the growing world population. Educators participating in the professional development will be provided the necessary knowledge, free resources and experience to take back to their classrooms with ready to go hands on inquiry-based lesson plans. 

**Spots are filling up fast**
Deadline to sign up is June 30th, 2023
There is a $15 registration fee to help cover the cost of shipping the materials

This is in partnership with the Nutrients for Life Foundation USA
Sign up

NFL Canada is excited to be back and in-person at Canada Wide Science Fair!

We are looking forward to heading back to CWSF this year in-person!  Regional Manager, Cheryl,  will be at the event and hosting a booth at the STEM Expo!  Stop by and learn about the “science” of agriculture!

CWSF is being hosted at the Edmonton Convention Centre in Edmonton Alberta.

They are expecting over 10,000 visitors to the STEM Expo!

Learn more

NFL Canada attends SPARK Conference in Saskatoon

Stop by and say, “Hi” to our Regional Manager, Candace,  at our Nutrients for Life Booth!  

This year's event is at the University of Saskatchewan,  hope to see you there.

This year's theme is :  Equilibrium: Finding a New Balance

Learn more

NFL Canada attending Fort Whyte Alive

NFL Regional Manager, Kent,  will be attending once again,  Fort Whyte Alive's Agri-Ecosystems Day on May 4th!!

Kent will be conducting a soil testing lab with the grade 8-12 students attending!

Thanks Fort Whyte  for inviting Nutrients for Life once again!

NFL Canada Co-hosts Another Teacher Tour!

In partnership with the New Brunswick Teacher's Association,  NFL Canada will be hosting an elementary teacher tour to farms and agribusiness's in the greater Fredericton area.

We would like to also thank, Farm Credit Canada for sponsoring the event!

NFL Canada co-host Ag Expo at Carleton North High School

Regional Manager, Tamara, is helping co-host a full day of agriculture at Carleton North High School in Florenceville- Bristol!  Over 600 students will visit 5 hands-on engaging stations to learn about everything agriculture as well as over 10 local agribusiness's showcasing the tremendous opportunities there are in Canadian agriculture!  NFL Canada is hosting the event in partnership with Anglophone West School Division, AITC NB, New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Nutrients for Life heading to Charlottetown PE for Canadian Ag Literacy Month, Ag Adventure Days

Regional Manager, Tamara,  will host of booth for over 1,000 students in grade 3 at EastLink Trade Centre to celebrate Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month hosted by AITC PEI!

NFL Canada participates in Canadian Ag Literacy Month in Summerside PE

Regional Manager, Tamara,  will host of booth for over 300 students in grade three at Credit Union Place to celebrate Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month hosted by AITC PEI!

Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day with US!

Download the recipe card template here
Submit your recipe to
Be sure to include your name, school name and location in the email!
Winners will be notified via email

Celebrate Global Fertilizer Day with Us!

Global Food Security for the 21st Century

Virtual Student Summit

October 13th

Session 1-9AM Eastern

Session 2-1PM Eastern

The sessions will be recorded and shared with classrooms who cannot make these times

The sessions will be in English

Students from 4-H Ghana will share their experiences from participating in the 4R Champion program and how the program helped them grow and flourish!

-Mr. Appiah Kwaku Boateng, Executive Director and Founder of 4H Ghana

-Dr. Samuel Njoroge, of African Plant Nutrition Institute  will also be joining the sessions.

Sign up your classroom

Enhancing Global Food Security “Impacts of a Climate Smart Agriculture Approach” International Student Summit

Students from Manitoba, United States and England joined the staff from NFL Canada and partners at Kelburn Farm for three jammed packed days focussing on Bioinnovation.  Student teams of eight and two teachers had the opportunity to engage, provide enrichment and networking opportunities for participants on a global perspective.

 The learning objectives of the program are to enable students and teachers to:

• Use science and technology to acquire new knowledge and solve problems

• Critically address science related issues

• Develop an increased awareness of novel technologies

• Practice teamwork

The program partners will offer their expertise and services to ensure that the program provides authentic and meaningful learning

experiences to guide in the development and presentation of the product, an ” Environmental Farm Plan – EFP”. 

Thanks to our partners in providing such a learning opportunity for these students.

Program providers include: Richardson Pioneer, University of Manitoba Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, U of M Glenlea Research Center, Kelburn Farm, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Manitoba Agriculture, Bayer Crop Science and the Bioscience Association of Manitoba.

Global Food Security Grade 10 Field Studies Program

Hundreds of students from  Fort Richmond Collegiate  joined the NFL team at Richardson's Kelburn Farm for three days in September.  The students worked in teams and moved through 4 stations exploring Smart Agriculture.  The students focused on 4R Nutrient Stewardship, Best Management Practices, Soil Testing, Sustainable Farming, watershed health.

 We would like to thank our partners to bring agriculture to life!

Fort Richmond Collegiate and Richardsons.

Hop a Bus with Us for a Day in Winnipeg

Join us for the day to learn more about local agriculture!                                       

 Apply Today!

Hop of a Bus with Us- Brandon MB!!

Join us for the day to learn more about Local Agriculture!

Teacher Tour in Western New Brunswick!

Join us for the day to tour and learn about local agriculture!

Agri-Ecosystems Day at Fort Whyte Alive- Winnipeg MB

Regional Managers Kent and Ray will be hosting stations at this interactive day at Fort Whyte Alive- stay tuned to our social media pages for posts from the day!

Learn more about Fort Whyte Alive

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