October 15 is the deadline for some Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom projects and initiatives.
Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom offers grants up to $100 to pre-school through high school teachers, in a public or private school system, to fund projects that promote agricultural literacy in the classroom. Grants can be used for innovative lessons, activities, resources, presentations, school fairs and other creative ideas. Projects should focus on integrating agriculture into a variety of curriculum areas. The application is due October 15 and can be found on www.wisagclassroom.org/whats-new. For more information call 608.828.5644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outstanding Teacher Award Nominations:
Do you know an educator that is incorporating agriculture into their classroom? If so, encourage them to fill out an application for the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program’s Outstanding Teacher Award by October 15. Certified teachers currently integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula in the pre-K through high school levels are eligible to apply. Applications may be from an individual teacher or a teaching team. Certified agriculture education instructors are not eligible. Teachers must utilize agricultural information and/or materials within the classroom curriculum to assist students in learning the importance of agriculture. Learning activities may include, but are not limited to, understanding agriculture’s impact on personal lives, our national heritage, the environment, national security or the economy. For more information call 608.828.5644 or email email@example.com. Applications can be downloaded from www.wisagclassroom.org/whats-new.
National Scholarship Applications:
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s White-Reinhardt Scholarship applications are due October 15. This scholarship provides funding for full-time educators and/or volunteers, that actively participate in classroom ag literacy programs or events, to attend the 2018 National Ag in the Classroom Conference in Portland, Maine. The funds can be used to cover travel expenses to attend the national conference June 26-29, 2018. Apply at www.agfoundation.org/projects/ag-scholarships.